The Oncology Care Team
Ward Clerk

The Ward Clerks



Ward Clerks have the ability to know most phone, extension and pager numbers, the whereabouts of staff, patients and family members and can process orders while answering the phone and three questions at the same time.





On a well functioning inpatient unit the ward clerk can facilitate communication between different care providers and between families and the team.





Trevor Little, 2005

The description of the job of the ward clerk as air traffic controller is an apt one.