Unit Clerk

Memorial Hermann Health System
June 21, 2022
Houston, TX
Job Type


At Memorial Hermann, we’re about creating exceptional experiences for both our patients and our employees. Our goal is to provide opportunities for our diverse employee population that develop and grow careers in a team-oriented environment focused on patient care.

Every employee, at every level, begins their journey at Memorial Hermann learning about the history of the organization and its established culture built on trust and integrity. Our employees drive this culture, and we want you to be a part of it.

Job Summary

Provides clerical support on a patient care unit by preparing charts, forms and menu requests and other routine clerical duties related to patient admission, discharge, and administrative matters. Also performs reception duties, answering telephones, relaying messages, and contacting patient’s family and physicians when requested.

Job Description

Minimum Qualifications

Education: (None)

Licenses/Certifications: (None)

Experience / Knowledge / Skills:

  • One (1) year extensive public contact/customer service experience
  • Ability to perform clerical duties using a personal computer; knowledge of filing, forms completion, and record-keeping; demonstrated working knowledge of medical terminology
  • Ability to understand verbal and written instruction and communicate clearly and effectively with hospital staff in face-to-face encounters and by telephone
  • Ability to assimilate information verbally and in writing in order to compose written correspondence; strong command of the English language
  • Strong organizational ability
  • Working knowledge of medical terminology; strong customer service management skills
  • Demonstrates commitment to the Partners-in-Caring process by integrating our culture in all internal and external customer interactions; delivers on our brand promise of “we advance health” through innovation, accountability, empowerment, collaboration, compassion and results while ensuring one Memorial Hermann.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Supports and maintains a variety of non-clinical and ancillary services of assigned patient care units including, but not limited to:
  • Environmental services, maintenance, central supplies, food/nutrition, and related unit support functions; monitors inventory of office supplies
  • Greets visitors, answers telephones and patient intercoms, relays messages or requests to appropriate personnel; distributes and posts daily schedule of cases for designated area.
  • Compiles statistics and data for reporting purposes and maintains census reports; assembles/disassembles patient records and admit packs, checking charts for completion.
  • Receives physicians and visitors on the unit to create an environment of service; identifies, acknowledges, and responds to patient, physician, staff needs; manages patient call light process, ensuring patient needs are met.
  • Ensures appropriate patient flow by admitting/transferring/discharging patient in computer system and notifying appropriate personnel of patient status; places patient descriptors on room doors; arranges for transportation/assists in transporting patients to other departments, as assigned.
  • Schedules patient testing, delivers specimens to lab; receives STAT lab results and posts in the patient record; assists in ordering and serving patient meals, transporting patients, and performing indirect patient care duties at a competent level and according to the needs of the patient population served.
  • Prepares, fills, and reconciles supply orders; enters charges for services and supplies into computer system for patient record; performs inventory; orders office supplies.
  • Ensures safe care to patients, staff and visitors; adheres to all Memorial Hermann policies, procedures, and standards within budgetary specifications including time management, supply management, productivity and quality of service.
  • Promotes individual professional growth and development by meeting requirements for mandatory/continuing education and skills competency; supports department-based goals which contribute to the success of the organization; serves as preceptor, mentor and resource to less experienced staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.
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