What is a Health Unit Coordinator?
Health Unit Coordinators typically work in hospitals, and coordinate the care for all of the patients on a particular unit.
They are responsible for a range of support duties, such as:
- greeting visitors,
- ordering supplies,
- assembling patient charts,
- answering telephones
- entering patient information into the computer
- corresponding with doctors and nurses
- scheduling patient appointments with other departments
provide you with the skills needed to become a vital member of the
healthcare team. Topics will include instruction in medical charts and
forms, transcription of physician's orders, interpreting medical
terminology, abbreviations, and symbols, coordinating diagnostic testing,
communication in the healthcare setting, prioritizing orders and tasks,
ensuring patient confidentiality, and performing routine quality assurance
on charts. Effective communication skills, multi-tasking and setting work
priorities will be learned and practiced. Certification is available through
the National Association of Health Unit Coordinators
Is this class for you?
Trained Health Unit Coordinators work with visitors, patients, nursing
staff, hospital departments, and doctors and are eligible to work in
healthcare settings at positions called:
Health Unit Clerk
Health Unit Coordinator
Certificates - To earn a Certificate of
Completion you must successfully complete the following:
The HUC Program was a great program. The instructor
spent so much time teaching us everything we needed to know. Through the
internship program at Baylor I met my current employer. The class taught me
a lot and helped with my entry level position here at Baylor ~ former HUC
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