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Healthcare Unit Clerk Job

Job Number: 77781451911

Location: Florence, AZ

Date Posted: 6-2-2017

Wexford Health Sources, one of the nation's leading innovative correctional health care companies, provides clients with experienced management and technologically advanced services, combined with programs that control costs while ensuring quality.  For nearly two decades, Wexford Health has consistently delivered proven staffing expertise and a full range of medical, behavioral health, pharmacy, utilization management, provider contracting, claims processing, and quality management services.

At Wexford Health our philosophy is that health care should not be considered a luxury for anyone.  We simply care for those in need and the corrections environment is our venue.

Wexford Health has an exceptional opportunity for a Part-Time Healthcare Unit Clerk to join our team of healthcare professionals at Pinal County Detention Center in Florence, AZ.


Under the direct supervision of the Health Services Administrator, the Healthcare Unit Clerk provides general clerical and receptionist services to the healthcare unit staff.  Files loose paperwork in department files. Utilizes the medical record system as applicable throughout the scope of duties and responsibilities.


Supervision received: Direct supervision from Health Services Administrator or designee

Supervision exercised: Not Applicable

Relationships: Works effectively with medical and nursing staff, patients, security staff at all levels, administrative and support staff (i.e., pharmacy, laboratory, etc.)



  1. Answers telephone, relays messages and transfers calls as appropriate. 
  2. Files loose paperwork according to health care unit filing system. 
  3. Assists in the collection, sorting, and distributing of daily mail. 
  4. Alerts Administrative Assistant when office supply levels are low. 
  5. Approaches change in a positive manner. 
  6. Makes suggestions for improving work conditions to the Health Services Administrator. 
  7. Accepts constructive advice/criticism in stressful situations and learns from it. 
  8. Ensures confidentiality of all department records and information and completes forms for release of information. Refers any requests of questionable nature to supervisor for handling. 
  9. Assists with transfers of inmates from institution to institution, incoming and outgoing. 
  10. Pulls and files medical records daily as needed. Makes copies of medical records as instructed. 
  11. Conforms to Wexford Health Sources, Inc. and facility regulations as appropriate, to include, but not be limited to, personal appearance/dress code; attendance and punctuality; schedule adherence; time clock procedures; and safety and security regulations. 
  12. Upon receiving the necessary training and/or instruction, perform other duties as required or assigned. 

The duties and responsibilities outlined herein are for payroll purposes only; employees may be assigned other duties as required.


The physical demands that are described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential duties are routinely performed in a general office and clinical environment.  Duties may require work in at a station/desk and entail paperwork, use of computers, fax machines, copiers, and other business machines and medical equipment.  Essential duties may require the following physical demands: the strength to lift and carry material weighing up to 30 pounds; vision to read printed materials and computer screen; walking; reaching; carrying; stooping; bending; squatting; prolonged sitting; handling (hand movement); hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone; intellectual skills including short and long term memory, abstract reasoning, and decision making.

Must be able to ambulate throughout the facility for extended periods of time; specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus; must be able to clearly communicate orally and via written and typed correspondence and notes using various forms, records, charts, and electronic media.

Employee may be exposed to a challenging environment, which may include exposure to Bloodborne and Airborne Pathogens, and loud noises.



Office : Standard medical setting in a correctional facility, which includes daily interfacing with inmates, correctional staff, and health care personnel.

Temperature extremes may be encountered while moving throughout the facility outdoors and indoors in buildings without air conditioning.

Travel: N/A


Licensing: None

Certification: Current CPR certification preferred

Education: High School diploma or GED

Preferred experience: Previous experience in an administrative clerical position preferred; correctional experience preferred

Other preferred knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Power Point, and Excel.  Microsoft Access a plus.
  • General math and analytical skills, and planning, administrative and organizational skills essential. 
  • Ability to competently manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Ability to work in a stressful environment
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality


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