The average rate for an Entry-Level Unit Clerk is C$20.57 per hour. A skill in Medical Terminology is associated with high pay for this job.

C$25,000 - C$51,204
C$25K
C$36K
C$51K
MEDIAN: C$35,693
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50%
90%
C$14.93 - C$24.72
C$15
C$21
C$25
MEDIAN: C$20.63
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$52K
Salary C$25,000 - C$51,204
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$30,598 - C$52,144
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 17 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 19
Hourly Data C$0C$48
Hourly Rate C$14.93 - C$24.72
Overtime C$5.15 - C$48.47
Annual Data C$0C$52K
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$30,598 - C$52,144
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 17 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 186

Job Description for Unit Clerk

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 keeping track of patient appointments, delivering mail and flowers to the patients, recording lab reports, and ordering prescriptions, among others.

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Unit Clerk Tasks

  • Maintain medical records, technical library and correspondence files.
  • Prepare new patient medical records files prior to exam.
  • Transfers patient's data from nurse's notes and physician's orders onto medical records and charts.
  • Answer telephones and direct calls to appropriate staff.
  • Perform various clerical and administrative functions, such as ordering and maintaining an inventory of supplies.

Unit Clerk Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$42,849

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Unit Clerk Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Unit Clerk in Ottawa:
"Organized and meeting deadlines."
This job entails for staffing clerks to be very organized. You have deadlines to meet every day. Communication is KEY to master your job. You need to document everything in terms of any type of request submitted by an employee. Double checking your work to make sure there are no overbooking to meet the budget scale.

Key Stats for Unit Clerk

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
23%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
10%

Skills That Affect Unit Clerk Salaries

Medical Terminology
▲10%

Microsoft Excel
▲2%

Microsoft Word
▲1%

National Average
C$43,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 26%