Ward Clerk

Brooklyn, NY
Contract Type
Full Time

As one of the nation's premier centers of excellence in patient care, medical education and biomedical research, NYU Langone Health (NYULH) provides a professional environment in which nurses can perform at their best and excel in their careers. Each and every day, is a new opportunity to learn, to grow, and to be a part of what makes us world-class.


NYULH nurses can choose from many clinical services and programs to begin or mature a professional career path that can span decades. The many opportunities that are available for nurses at all levels, from new Baccalaureate RN graduates to Advanced Practice Nurses, offer the ability to deliver world class nursing care in an intellectually-stimulating academic environment. Nurses at NYULH also demonstrate their professional practice through participation in the various councils that govern the practice of nursing, the quality of our care, and the discovery of new knowledge.

  NYU Langone-Brooklyn is a full-service teaching hospital and Level I trauma center located in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The medical center is central to a comprehensive network of affiliated ambulatory and outpatient practices, and serves as NYU Langone Medical Center's anchor for healthcare access, growth, and delivery in the entire borough.

Position Summary:
We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Ward Clerk.

In this role, the successful candidate Coordinates indirect nursing functions and activities of a patient care unit by handling all communications and clerical duties. Has a focus on supporting patient care needs and maintaining a safe and orderly work environment.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Other duties as aligned with the mission and values of the organization.
  • Attends staff meetings and reviews/signs minutes of meetings not attended. Maintains competence through in-service and educational programs.
  • Performs errands when necessary.
  • Prepares reports as requested
  • Provides information to patients and visitors; greets and directs visitors.
  • Distributes mail, packages, and flowers to patients.
  • Distributes discharge notice to patients in a timely fashion.
  • Maintains policy and procedure manuals.
  • Maintains bulletin boards in an orderly up to date fashion.
  • Notifies service departments about needs for repair or maintenance and follows up.
  • Responds to needs of visitors, physicians, patients and other members of the health care team as soon as possible courteously and compassionately.
  • Makes rounds in patient rooms to be sure that patient identification bands and cards over beds are present and correct.
  • Totals PCH charts for patients/district/unit and informs Nursing Office.
  • Conducts inventory. Orders supplies, equipment and stationary on a weekly basis. Maintains sufficient supplies and equipment to provide for patient care and operation of unit. Checks and stores supplies when delivered.
  • Prepares and distributes vital signs work sheets to patient bedside clipboards.
  • Maintains admission/discharge/transfer logbook accurately.
  • Reviews patients charts and other related data for accuracy and completeness of information prior to surgery or other procedures.
  • Answers telephones and nurse call system and communicates messages to appropriate staff.
  • Completes appropriate referral forms for discharged patients, i.e.: FHC appointments.
  • Informs appropriate departments of admissions, discharges and transfers. Enters discharges and transfers into computer. Maintains patient census bulletin board.
  • Sends medication orders to Pharmacy via fax.
  • Initiates requisitions for procedures and treatments via computer to appropriate departments. i.e.: Radiology, Physical Therapy, Social Service, Laboratory, Food and Nutrition.
  • Enters laboratory results, radiology results, consultations, Vital Signs Sheets and other worksheets in the patients medical records.
  • Maintains patient's medical records in proper order, correctly labeled. Debrides chart when necessary, following correct procedure.

Minimum Qualifications:
To qualify you must have a High School Diploma Required.
Previous clerical experience and/or computer experience preferred.
Knowledge of medical terminology preferred.
Ability to read, write and speak English fluently.
Successful completion of in-house assessment and typing exams.

Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.

NYU Langone-Brooklyn provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you'll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.

NYU Langone-Brooklyn is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.
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