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Hospital Unit Clerk

San Joaquin General Hospital - Part-time

Recruitment #1119-RH0201-TM


This recruitment is being conducted to fill multiple part-time vacancies in San Joaquin General Hospital and to establish a referral list to fill future vacancies. Positions may require working varied schedules including days, pm's, nights, and rotating shifts. 

San Joaquin General Hospital is a public hospital and a designated level III Trauma Center. The hospital, originally established in 1857, is a 196-bed general acute care facility providing a full range of both inpatient and outpatient services. SJGH's friendly staff works hard to provide the highest quality care services to the residents of San Joaquin County.


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Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. A completed application must be postmarked or received online by the final filing deadline.

NOTE: All correspondences relating to this recruitment will be delivered via e-mail. The e-mail account used will be the one provided on your employment application during time of submittal. Please be sure to check your e-mail often for updates. If you do not have an e-mail account on file, Human Resources will send you correspondences via US Mail.


  • Sets up charts for new patients; maintains patient records; transcribes physicians' orders; prepares laboratory, x-ray, pharmacy and related requisitions; charts patients; vital signs.
  • Checks patients' charts to see that physicians' orders have been followed.
  • Answers telephone; gives routine information to patients, visitors, hospital staff and others; takes and relays messages; answers paging system and places pages; greets visitors and directs to proper areas.
  • Assists in admission, transfer and dismissal of patients; lists and cares for patient's valuables, clothing and other personal affects.
  • Makes visual checks of supplies on hand; requisitions supplies, as needed, including clerical, linen, pharmaceutical and housekeeping supplies.
  • May pick up and deliver laboratory reports or other reports; may run errands and transport patients.
  • May operate office equipment including computer terminals; may type memoranda or reports from copy or rough draft.

    Experience:  One year of clerical experience involving substantial public contact in a hospital, doctor’s office, or medical clinic.


    Substitution:  One year of business training in an approved school or training program may be substituted for six months of the required experience.


    Note:  Supplemental application must be submitted with employment application.


    Clerical practices and procedures; telephone etiquette; business English and arithmetic; basic hygiene and health standards; common physical illnesses and symptoms; medical terminology.




    Follow oral and written instructions and procedures in exact detail; maintain patient records and reports; type memoranda and reports and operate office equipment including computer terminals if required by nature of assignment; react calmly and efficiently in emergency situations; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; utilize effective public and guest relations techniques; speak clearly and distinctly in a well modulated and pleasant voice; work effectively under pressure.


    Part-Time Employee Benefits: Part-time employees who meet the appropriate eligibility criteria may receive health insurance benefits and step increases.

    Selection Procedures

    Applicants for part-time and temporary recruitments who meet the minimum qualifications are either referred to the hiring department for further selection or they may be required to take a written examination.  If a written examination is given, the top candidates may be referred to the hiring department for further selection.

    Testing Accommodation:  Candidates who require testing accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) must call Human Resources Division at (209) 468-3370 prior to the examination date. 

    Physical Exam:  Some classifications require physical examinations.  Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the physical examination.  The County pays for physical examinations administered in its medical facilities.

    Pre-employment Drug Screening Exam:  Some classifications require a new employee successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen as a condition of employment.  Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the drug screen.  The County pays for the initial drug screen.

    Employment of Relatives: Applicants who are relatives of employees in a department within the 3rd degree of relationship, (parent, child, grandparent, grandchild or sibling) either by blood or marriage, may not be appointed, promoted, transferred into or within the department when:

    • They are related to the Appointing Authority, or

    • The employment would result in one of them supervising the work of the other

    Department Heads may establish additional limitations on the hiring of relatives by departmental rule.

    Proof of Eligibility:  If you are offered a job, you will be required to provide proof of U.S. citizenship or other documents that establish your eligibility to be employed in the U.S.


    Apply Online:   

    By mail or in person:  

    San Joaquin County Human Resources

    44 N. San Joaquin Street Suite 330

    Stockton, CA 95202                                  


    Office hours:               
    Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; excluding holidays.

    Phone:  (209) 468-3370 


    Job Line:

    For current employment opportunities please call our 24-hour job line at (209) 468-3377. 

    When a final filing date is indicated, applications must be filed with the Human Resources Division before 5:00 p.m. or postmarked by the final filing date. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Applications sent through county inter-office mail, which are not received by the final filing date, will not be accepted. (The County assumes no responsibility for mailed applications which are not received by the Human Resources Division).  

    San Joaquin County Substance Abuse Policy: San Joaquin County has adopted a Substance Abuse Policy in compliance with the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988. This policy is enforced by all San Joaquin County Departments and applies to all San Joaquin County employees.

    Equal Opportunity Employer:  San Joaquin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.  For more information go to

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    Human Resources Division  Stockton, CA 95202
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