The ward clerk
desk was designed to be able to have direct visual control over the entire atrium space, the emergency department, OB, and the patient care unit corridor.
SUPPORT Kate Chapman, teaching fellow in acute medicine chats to patient Jean Taws, and below, ward clerk
Sue Gibson welcomes patients on to the unit
Other important tasks of managing the patient flow in and out of the department, handling family inquiries and location concerns can become challenging for the charge nurse and/or ward clerk
, unless an accurate and reliable RTLS is used in conjunction with the EDIS.
Carol was the ward clerk
in orthopaedics and I was in radiography: secure, low-paid jobs, since illness never went out of style.
She said: "I was working in the eye infirmary as a ward clerk
and someone said I was a good people person and that I should get paid for what I was doing."
However, after being offered a permanent job as a ward clerk
and observing the care staff providing support to patients on her ward, she realised she wanted a change of career to become a healthcare assistant (HCA), who provide support to nursing staff and deliver basic care to patients.
She graduated from high school and spent more than three decades as a ward clerk
at Sacred Heart Medical Center.
Anderson was a ward clerk
for Fairlawn Hospital until her retirement in 1985.
Today's nurses are expected to be holistic in patient care, plus do house cleaning, secretarial/ ward clerk
duties, empty trash cans, and wipe down counters.
What we did have were 12 patients, nine staff (seven hemodialysis nurses and two prerenal insufficiency [PRI] clinic nurses), a ward clerk
and a housekeeper.
I would like to thank the following people for assisting me with the writing of this article: Andrew George-Gamlyn, Deputy CEO, Royal Hobart Hospital; Holly Derham, Manager PIMS; Tom Simpson, IT Systems Strategy Manager; Karen Reynolds, Manager Clinical Classification and Information Services; Rhonda Boulter, Acting Manager Medical Records; Phillip Evans, Acting Manager Outpatient Appointments; Melinda Tonks, Ward Clerk
Co-ordinator; Ann Osborne, Team Leader Medical Typing; Steven Murray, Team Leader Medical Records; Pene Snashall, Manager Community Relations; All staff of PIMS, Royal Hobart Hospital.
The hospital ward clerk
impressed the judges with his version of Otis Redding's hit, Try A Little Tenderness.