Hospital Unit Clerk FAQ

Health Unit Clerks manage all non-clinical tasks in hospital nursing units. Responsibilities include transcribing physicians' orders for patient treatment, preparing patient charts, maintaining statistical reports and communicating with visitors. Unit clerks may also be cross-trained to perform basic patient care skills as a Multi-Skilled Healthcare Technician.


Instructors are healthcare professionals with unit clerk experience. 

Students are required to complete 30 hours of clinical experience in an area hospital. Students are required to wear student ID and dress professionally according to the program dress code.


Students may qualify to sit for the certification exam through the National Association of Health Unit Coordinators (NAHUC). For more information visit

A high school diploma or GED is required. A background check is required for all health programs and immunizations must be current in accordance with the TBDD Student Clinical Handbook. Students must also complete a PPD (TB skin test) and the Hepatitis-B vaccination series.
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