Ward Clerk Certificate
Program OverviewStart Date: Fall, Winter, Spring
School: Continuing Education - Business
Program Number: 163
Accreditation: Mohawk College Certificate
Program DescriptionThis program is designed to provide the training necessary to obtain the basic skills to be employed as a hospital ward clerk/secretary. All courses are available online. Medical keyboarding (KEYB10005) is strongly recommended to increase your employment opportunities.
- Ensures medical records, laboratory reports, radiological images, and other patient records are properly completed and secured, but readily available to physicians, nurses and other health care providers
- Has a critical role in ensuring optimal and safe patient care, enabling medical and nursing staff to do their work efficiently and in compliance with hospital policies and procedures
- Ward clerks perform clerical work at the nurse's station of a hospital or nursing unit allowing nurses to spend more time on patient care
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) including Grade 12 English comprehension, reading and writing, or equivalency
- Basic computer skills
- Experience in the health care setting is always an asset
- Medical Keyboarding (KEYB10005) is recommended
How to Register
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Program of Studies
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NOTE: Medical Terminology II – Pronunciation is not equivalent to Medical Terminology 2 – OADMOA324
How do I apply to Graduate?
When you receive your final grades for all the courses in the program, you may apply for your Certificate. Click here for more information.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Students will understand the language and terminology of a health-care setting and gain proficiency in medical terminology pronunciation
- Students will understand common medical conditions and medical test
- Students will develop an understanding of how drugs work, drug classifications, methods of administration and the major drug groups affecting various body systems
- Students will develop knowledge of common surgical procedures to educate patients about appropriate pre-and post-surgery requirements
- Communication skills will be enhanced with an emphasis on verbal and nonverbal communication
Industries of Employment:
With the skills and knowledge you will receive in these courses, you will be eligible to work in:
- Doctors' offices
- Health clinics
- Health care organizations
Ward clerks are also referred to as ward, unit, or floor secretaries, assistants, or administrative assistants
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