Unit Clerk


  • North Star Recovery

Work Hours

  • 80 Hours
  • Full Time


  • Administrative / Clerical

Summary of Position

The Unit Clerk will be responsible for maintaining North Star Recovery patient charts including periodic audits to ensure all documentation has been obtained and filed correctly.



  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Must obtain BLS and First Aid certification within three (3) months of hire.

Training and experience:

  • Previous experience in the mental health field preferred.
  • Ability to establish therapeutic interactions with patients.

Essential Functions

  • Manage and monitor all patient charts.
  • Complete discharge instructions for North Star Recovery patients and fills in for acute discharges when case manager is not available.
  • Transcribe all medical staff orders and enter provider orders in the computer.
  • Coordinate all Treatment Team and Clinical Review recommendations for patients and ensure that notes are filed in appropriate folders.
  • Monitor the phones in the Nurses Station.
  • Schedule all consultations and related off-campus appointments and charts accordingly.
  • Assist with direct care needs and resident transportation as necessary.
  • Send overnight pass information to Patient Financial Services on a weekly basis.
  • Update “medicaid days used” and forward to therapists.
  • Complete intakes when Intake Coordinator is not available.
  • Complete prior authorizations for residential and acute medications when received from pharmacy.