Unit Clerk - General Surgery/Bariatric/Urology

Alberta Health Services
ALB00118742 Requisition #
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A Unit Clerk - General Surgery/ Bariatric/Urology is responsible for patient and family care on an acute surgical unit as directed by the Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses in accordance with RAH and AHS policy and procedures. Under limited supervision, the Unit Clerk is responsible for transcribing physicians' orders and performing clerical and receptionist duties for the nursing unit. The Unit Clerk is instrumental in facilitating communication between nursing and other health disciplines, departments, patients and families, and in maintaining confidentiality of patient information. Staff at the Royal Alexandra Hospital serve a unique inner city population and we want to do it well. The Surgery Inpatient program maintains the expectation that all employees do so with pride, compassion and respect. Successful candidates will be expected to participate in quality improvement initiatives at the front line; supporting and maintaining high quality patient care strategies within the surgery program. The position is a major asset to the smooth and efficient operation of the nursing unit.


As a Unit Clerk, you will be responsible for the efficient flow of communication between health professionals, departments, patients and families while maintaining confidentiality of patient information. You will also be responsible for a variety of administrative tasks which may include reception, greeting and directing visitors, patients and health professionals, maintaining patient records and charts, transcribing and processing physician orders as well as scheduling patient tests and/or treatments. You will also be responsible for performing a range of administrative activities in support of the unit.

  • Classification: Unit Clerk
  • Union: AUPE GSS
  • Department: PCU 21 General Surgery
  • Primary Location: Royal Alexandra Hospital
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 0.50
  • Posting End Date: 18-SEP-2019
  • Temporary Employee Class: Temp P/T Benefits
  • Date Available: 28-SEP-2019
  • Temporary End Date: 28-MAR-2020
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 12
  • Shifts per cycle: 30
  • Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Weekends
  • Days Off: As Per Rotation
  • Minimum Salary: $24.99
  • Maximum Salary: $30.38
  • Vehicle Requirement: N/A
Required Qualifications:

Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent. Completion of an accredited Unit Clerk Course or equivalent training program.

Additional Required Qualifications:

Completion of a recognized Unit Clerk Program. Previous hospital experience. Computer Skills. Must have excellent communication, interpersonal skills and the ability to prioritize and work within a strict timeline. Demonstrated strong organizational skills, attention to detail and accuracy. Demonstrated reliability. Must be able to cope with frequent interruptions and work under pressure within a stressful, demanding and changing environment. Medical terminology is essential. Individual must be motivated, self-directed and able to embrace change. To ensure your skills and qualifications are considered please attach a resume with your application.

Preferred Qualifications:

One year current experience in a Unit Clerk or related position preferred.

Please note:

All postings close at 23:59 of the posting end date indicated.


Alberta Health Services (AHS) is committed to ensuring the safety of staff and patients and requires all NEW employees to provide a satisfactory criminal record check (CRC) and/or Vulnerable Sector Search(VSS) prior to the start of their employment. The CRC/VSS must be specific to the role at AHS and must be dated no more than 90 days prior to the date on your written offer from AHS.

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