Join the Hospital Unit Clerk Program!


What’s a Hospital Unit Clerk?

Hospital Unit Clerks – also called Nursing Unit Clerks, Unit Coordinators, and Nursing Unit Assistants – play a vital role in hospital and healthcare settings.  They:

  • Manage patient records
  • Process paperwork
  • Input data into hospital systems
  • Collaborate and communicate with colleagues across the hospital
  • And help patients and visitors to find their way and to get the information they need. 

Unit Clerks act as a bridge between healthcare providers and patients, responsible for both patient care and paperwork.

Hospitals, clinics, and medical organizations are urgently seeking Unit Clerks to join their teams.  Casual, part-time, and full-time work is available. 

The Program

The Hospital Unit Clerk program at ProSIT and Camosun College is an eight-month, part-time program.  You’ll learn theory and practice from working Unit Clerks and expert instructors on evenings and weekends from September to April, and finish your program with a 110-hour practicum with a variable schedule in April and May.  You’ll learn:

  • Basic pharmacology
  • How to process medical orders
  • How to process medication records
  • How to maintain patient record charts
  • How to effect admissions, transfers, and discharges
  • Communication skills
  • And employment skills.

Program Dates 2022:

September 8 – December 10, 2022*
January 5 – March 30, 2023

Practicum:  110 hours between April 1 and May 15, 2023

What You Need To Do:

This program is intensive and rigorous, to ensure that you are ready to work in this fast-paced and detail-oriented job.  To be eligible to join the program, you’ll need:

  • Grade 12 graduation with a C in English 12
  • Keyboarding skills – type at 50WPM*
  • Medical Terminology course with a minimum 75% (B) grade within the past 3 years
  • Medical Terminology assessment with a grade of at least 72% within the past 2 years
  • Criminal Record Check
  • Attendance at one of our Info Sessions – July 26, 6-7:30pm at Interurban Campus

* 50WPM keyboarding skill is a requirement of Island Health.  Students may be accepted into the program with lower typing speeds but must test at 50WPM by the end of their program.

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