Health Unit Coordinator Part 1

Health Unit Coordinator Part 1

Have you ever wanted a job where your position works to fuel harmony and teamwork?  Do you enjoy working with people and communicating to a large team?  If you said yes to these, then a Health Unit Coordinator might be a job for you to explore.  This week we will be taking a closer look at the required skills, basic job duties and education requirements of a Health Unit Coordinator.

 

What is a Health Unit Coordinator?

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. 

 

Skills

Some essential skills of a health unit coordinator are critical thinking, practice of cultural diversity, management of information, communication, and knowledge of medical terminology.  Other necessary skills may include time management, problem solving, observational awareness and having a focus on customer service.  It is also important to display multi-tasking and delegation of tasks.

 

A Health Unit Coordinator is an essential position within the healthcare system, specifically within a health unit.  Later in the week we will explore education requirements and more specific job duties of a health unit coordinator.  Stay tuned!

To explore more about becoming a Health Unit Coordinator through We Care Online, click here: http://wecareonlineclasses.com/courses2/all-states/health-unit-coordinator/

Additional information was sources from: http://www.careersinpublichealth.net/careers/health-unit-coordinator



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