Sprott Shaw College - Abbotsford Campus

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Health Unit Clerk

Sprott Shaw College - Abbotsford Campus

Faculty:Health & Community Support
Field of Study:Health Aide
Length:12 Week(s)


This program is for students who have business foundation skills. The occupational objective of this program is to prepare the student to gain employment in: hospitals, clinics, insurance companies, public health care agencies, long-term care facilities. In the workplace, they will perform non-clinical tasks usually under the supervision of nursing staff and provide the link between patients, physicians, nursing staff and other departments. Job duties and environments vary by place of employment. Some Hospital Unit Clerks are employed part-time or work evening or weekend shifts.

The job outlook for qualified unit clerks is very good due to advances in medical technology. According to the Health Careers Center, job opportunities are expected to be plentiful for health unit clerks, with growth mirroring that of all health care professions.


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    Applicants are required to have Grade 12/GED or mature student status.
    Application Notes : International students are required to submit proof of English Proficiency such as IELTS or TOEFL scores (if available) or have successfully completed the Sprott-Shaw Entrance Assessment (a minimum score of 22/40 in language).
    Additional Admission Requirements:
      Applicants must successfully complete the admissions interview and entrance assessment. Applicants must show proof (transcript) of successful completion of transcription, medical terminology and office skills from a recognized healthcare program. Applicants are also required to have one year of clerical experience or graduation from a recognized clerical program (letter from employer or certificate / diploma). A good working knowledge of computers would be highly recommended.

      * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

      Modified on September 26, 2019