As a ward clerk working in a clinic or health centre, you'll have a lot of contact with patients and their relatives and carers. You may also have contact with healthcare professionals including nurses and doctors. You will greet people when they come in, look after medical records and test results, answer the phone, general administration. Often the ward clerk relays information from medical teams, for example updating relatives when someone has been brought in as an emergency.
The Skills Required
You will need the following skills;
- organisational skills
- communication skills
- IT skills
- customer service skills
There are no set entry requirements to become a clerk. Employers usually expect good literacy, numeracy and IT skills. They may ask for GCSEs or equivalent qualifications. For some jobs, employers may ask for other skills or qualifications such as word processing or data entry.
Shipston-on-Stour is a town and civil parish in the Stratford-on-Avon District and is the main settlement of the southern corner (projection) of Warwickshire, England. This area is sometimes termed the Vale of Red Horse, close to Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire. It was a township in the parish of Tredington until 1720: when they were separated by a Local Act of the 6th year of George I. Shipston on Stour is quite accessible for a small town with multiple main roads, a train station called Shipston-on-Stour railway station, and several busses that run through it.