This position is available only for internal applicants who have worked in their current position for at least one year.
PART I - General Job / Performance Information
Environmental / Working Conditions
The Health Unit Coordinator is subject to inside environmental conditions of the hospital.
The Health Unit Coordinator (HUC) performs all clerical activities required to coordinate patient care procedures. They prepare and maintain all medical records and documents during the patient's stay as permitted by hospital and departmental policies in a non-nursing capacity. Although direct, independent patient care activities are not a routine HUC responsibility, they may be called upon to assist nursing staff in supervised patient care should the need arise. The HUC also performs the duties of a receptionist for the assigned patient care unit and is responsible for facilitating communications and providing an orderly and efficient operating environment.
HUCs must be emotionally and physically fit. Work is primarily sedentary, but may require standing, walking, and light lifting. The HUC may also be called upon to assist in the transportation of patients, specimens, and supplies, as well as moving and lifting of patients. This work is of moderate risk for exposure to Biological and Chemical hazards.
Skills and Abilities
The Health Unit Coordinator should possess good written and verbal communication skills. The HUC should be able to read, transcribe, and process physician orders accurately, as well as follow established procedures and practices related to the position.
UMC Health System - 19 months ago