The unit clerks were I work top out at $19.00/hr. We are constantly short a unit clerk. I have been floated on a slow day to peds, and paid my RN wage to be a unit clerk. I have even been a unit clerk in my own unit on holiday RN pay. Kind of a nice change of pace to be a unit clerk for a shift, but I would think there is a cheaper way to do this.
A good unit clerk is worth her weight in gold, IMHO.
I remember one extremely busy floor I worked on. The unit clerk there practically ran that unit. She kept everything organized that was within her domain. And it was good. You never had to check up on things, ask for something twice.
there are two kinds of ward clerks those that are indispensible and those who think they are....i have worked with both....many hosp0itals have a desk nurse and a ward clerk(s) they desk nurse signs off on ward clerk..in case of error desk nurse and floor nurse are responsible ward clerk is not...