Medical Unit Clerk

Natividad Medical Center - Salinas, CA4.0

Full-time$2,900 - $4,000 a month
Position Description

Priority Screening Date: Tuesday, July 02, 2019 at 11:59pm for a guaranteed review. Applications received after this date will be reviewed on a continuous basis until the position(s) is/are filled. Please allow 2 weeks for processing of all application materials. (Postmarks and Faxes are not accepted) The eligible list established from this recruitment may also be used to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies as they arise. Exam#19/80K21/06CR.

Natividad is looking to fill full-time and temporary Medical Unit Clerk positions for the various departments. These positions will perform a wide variety of responsible clerical work related to patient care and other duties as assigned. The eligible list established by this recruitment may also be used to fill current and future temporary or regular vacancies as they arise in other County Departments.

Examples of Duties

Deals with patients and their families in situations requiring tact and discretion.
Requisitions a variety of stock, medical equipment, and supplies based on an understanding of medical procedures and unit requirements; receives supplies for the unit.
May schedule appointments and treatments requiring sufficient understanding of medical conditions to estimate priority sequence, or length of treatment anticipated.
Transfers doctors' orders, diet, and therapy instructions to patient charts; notifies nurses and other appropriate personnel of revisions. Makes notations on charts of special medical or consultation charges.
Orders tests and makes appointments, accepts and records lab reports and orders prescriptions.
Assembles patient charts and prepares other medical record forms required for patient admission, transfer, or dismissal.
Acts as unit receptionist, receiving and relaying telephone messages to medical staff; distributes mail, flowers, and messages to patients and directs visitors.
Types a variety of forms and correspondence.
Transcribes physician's orders from patient chart to the proper forms in preparation for verification by professional staff; answers telephone; takes and delivers telephone messages.
Provides routine information as requested to staff, patients, visitors, and the public; greets patients and visitors; places calls to doctors, other medical units, and support units as directed.
Tracks admissions, discharges, transfer, and room changes for census purposes; completes proper forms and records for patient admissions, transfers, discharges, examinations, and testing; may assemble, disassemble, update, and thin patient charts
Maintains unit files; runs errands and transports supplies, specimens, and other materials as needed; contacts or receives calls from hospital departments, hospitals, doctor's offices, or medical agencies to coordinate or schedule services for patients.
Responds to established emergency procedures.
Prepares identification bands.

Examples of Experience/Education/Training


Will have a proven track record demonstrating the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

Working knowledge of:
Medical terminology, common medical procedures and the general functions of various hospital departments; and office equipment, filing systems and general clerical practices and procedures, basic mathematical procedures.

Skill and Ability to:
Establish and maintain effective working relations with staff, patients and visitors; Organize and maintain clerical records; Work cooperatively and communicate effectively with person of diverse abilities and temperaments; Work with minimum supervision; Prepare and maintain accurate and complete records and reports; check materials for accuracy and complete.

Experience: One (1) year of general clerical experience in a hospital clinic or doctor's office performing duties equivalent to the Monterey County class of Typist Clerk II.


A combination of experience, education, and/or training which substantially demonstrates the following knowledge, skills and abilities is required:

Experience: One (1) year performing general patient care duties equivalent to that of a Nursing Assistant with Monterey County is highly desirable.

Knowledge of: Procedures and policies in admitting, discharging and transferring patients.

Additional Information

Natividad requires that all incumbents pass a pre-employment physical/medical assessment.
Natividad will conduct a thorough background and reference check process which includes a Department of Justice fingerprint check.
Employees who drive on County business to carry out job related duties must possess a valid CA Driver License for the class vehicle driven.
Employees must have and show their original Social Security Card and a valid CA Driver License or CA State ID prior to the first day of work.
Incumbents may be required to work all shifts, including weekends and holidays.


During the course of work, incumbents at Natividad may come in contact with infectious organisms and other potentially hazardous substances.

The physical and sensory abilities required for this classification include the following: Ability to sit for extended periods of time while working at a desk and make decisions and concentrate, even during emergencies; lift and carry items weighing up to 25 pounds; physical dexterity to function in a typical office environment.

The screening process is tentative. Should a change be made, applicants will be notified. The competitive process includes:

APPLICATION SUBMISSION: Priority Screening Date is: Tuesday, July 02, 2019 at 11:59pm for a guaranteed review. Applications received after this date will be reviewed as needed until the position is filled. Faxes & postmarks not accepted.
Please submit on-line applications and responses to the supplemental questions at:; optional resume may be attached to on-line application or emailed to: or regular paper applications may be obtained from and submitted to the Natividad Human Resources Office, 1441 Constitution Blvd., Bldg. 300, Salinas, CA 93906, (831) 783-2700, office hours are Monday-Friday, 7:30am-5pm.

QUALIFICATIONS APPRAISAL: Completed application materials will be competitively evaluated. The best-qualified applicants will be invited to participate further in the process.

QUALIFICATIONS ASSESSMENT: To further assess applicants' possession of required qualifications, this process may include an oral examination, pre-exam exercise, performance exam, or physical ability exam.

ELIGIBLE LIST: Applicants successful in the Qualifications Assessment process will be placed on an eligible list for possible final selection interview. This eligible list will be used to fill current and future permanent & temporary vacancies.

If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodation, please contact the HR Analyst for Natividad at (831) 783-2711.
Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the United States.
If you are hired into this classification in a temporary position, your salary will be hourly and you will not be eligible for the benefits listed above.