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What Do Unit Clerks Do?
Unit clerks are normally responsible for providing clerical services to the nursing department, helping the department stay efficient and effective. They also act as a resource to all departments to help maintain and troubleshoot office equipment, as well as perform data entry, maintain patient charts, transcribe orders, and file documents. Additionally, unit clerks answer telephone calls, as well as deliver messages to patients, doctors, and nurses. Other tasks performed by unit clerks include
Skills in Microsoft Office, Medical Terminology and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Unit Clerks?
An entry-level Unit Clerk with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$20.70 based on 27 salaries. An early career Unit Clerk with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$21.38 based on 91 salaries. A mid-career Unit Clerk with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$23.70 based on 47 salaries. An experienced Unit Clerk with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$23.59 based on 26 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$23.
Employees with Unit Clerk in their job title in Calgary, Alberta earn an average of 12.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Edmonton, Alberta (11.4% more) and Oshawa, Ontario (7.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Ottawa, Ontario (18.0% less), Winnipeg, Manitoba (14.1% less) and Toronto, Ontario (1.1% less).