Ward Clerk Salary
|Salary||$19,329 - $57,888|
|Total Pay (||$19,007 - $37,859|
|Hourly Rate||$8.98 - $17.66|
|Overtime||$1.64 - $34.78|
|Total Pay (||$19,007 - $37,859|
Job Description for Ward Clerk
Ward clerks are responsible for a variety of clerical and administrative duties related to patient care in a clinic or hospital ward. Tasks performed by the ward clerk include greeting patients, answering phone calls, handling general inquiries, gathering test results and other lab reports, and directing results and reports to the appropriate medical staff member. Ward clerks also retrieve medication and distribute it to the proper caregivers, and they may retrieve blood products or equipment from other departments as needed. Under the supervision of their medical staff supervisor (such as a charge nurse or clinic manager), they update medical records as needed. Ward clerks transcribe verbal orders and complete request forms for tests and referrals to other departments when ordered by medical professionals. Additionally, they direct visitors to appropriate departments and deliver patient mail.Read More...
Ward clerks work full time in a hospital or clinical setting. Due to the nature of the position, clerks may be required to work any shift (which may include evenings, overnights, and weekends), as hospitals and clinics frequently operate 24 hours a day. This may include on-call hours in addition to regularly scheduled time. The majority of the ward clerk's time is spent assisting medical personnel, maintaining and updating ward supplies and records, greeting patients, and answering phone calls.
Ward clerks generally must hold a high school diploma or equivalent. Some experience in a medical setting and computer skills may be required. In a hospital setting, ward clerks may need a certification in CPR, such as the Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification.
Ward Clerk Tasks
- Transcribe and enter orders and notes for hospital staff.
- Monitor and interpret live patient data, identifying problems.
- Provide clerical support, including giving patients documentation and instructional materials.
Popular Employer Salaries for Ward Clerk
Salaries are easily beat at Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., where median pay comes to just $24K, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $20K and ending at $34K, range in salary is rather small.
Pay by Experience Level for Ward Clerk
Pay by Experience for a Ward Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level Ward Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 96 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Ward Clerk with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 40 salaries. An experienced Ward Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 38 salaries. A Ward Clerk with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 11 salaries.
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