UMC Health Unit Coordinator
UMC Health System - Lubbock, TX

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High School/GED
  • PART I - General Job / Performance Information Education and Experience High School diploma or equivalent. Fluent in speaking, reading, and writing English. Environmental / Working Conditions Works in a well-lighted, heated, and ventilated building. This work is of moderate risk for exposure to Biological and Chemical hazards in the O.P.S., P.A.C.U., and STAR Center. Interaction with Other Departments and Other Relationships The HUC also performs the duties of receptionist for the assigned patient care unit and is responsible for facilitating communications with other departments, physicians, and staff, and providing an orderly and efficient operating environment.Job DescriptionThe 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 receptionist for the assigned patient care unit and is responsible for facilitating communications and providing an orderly and efficient operating environment. Required Licensures / Certifications / Registrations None. Physical Capabilities HUCs must be emotionally and physically fit. Work is primarily sedentary, but may frequently 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 the moving and lifting of patients. Skills and AbilitiesThe 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.