31 Jul Health Unit Coordinator and the NAHUC
As we explored in the previous blog, The National Association of Health Unit Coordinators, also known as the NAHUC plays a large role in the health unit coordinator profession. In addition to certification and recertifications, the NAHUC assists to provide education, support and networking for the health unit coordinator professionals. The NAHUC provides opportunities to develop leadership skills and is overall an excellent support for health unit coordinators.
In case you are new to the field or are exploring future job opportunities, here is a brief summary of the Health Unit Coordinator position.
- The basic role of a Health Unit Coordinator is to coordinate communication between staff and patients as well as ensure the organization of a health unit. A Health Unit Coordinator is a necessary position at any health facility and can vary greatly depending on the unit and their needs. This position can be found at hospitals, long-term care facilities, medical clinics, rehab centers, and public health centers. Overall job duties include scheduling, paperwork, transcribing physician orders, managing supplies and much more. A health unit coordinator often works under the supervision of a doctor or nurse.
If you are already a health unit coordinator or are working on becoming one, you may be interested in becoming a member of the NAHUC. The advantages of being a member of the NAHUC, acquired from their website (http://www.nahuc.org), include the following:
- Receive a quarterly publication
- Reduced fees for NAHUC-sponsored education opportunities, NAHUC publications and NAHUC certification and recertification
- Contact hour filing available upon request
- Recruitment incentives
- Voting privileges
- Membership lapel pin
- A resume and employee education record builder
To explore more about becoming a Health Unit Coordinator through We Care Online, click here: http://wecareonlineclasses.com/courses2/all-states/health-unit-coordinator/
Check out the membership manual and additional resources of the NAHUC here: http://www.nahuc.org/about/4565487009