Health Unit Coordinator Week!

Health Unit Coordinator Week!

Help us celebrate and recognize health unit coordinators this week!  Whether you are a health unit coordinator, are thinking of becoming one, or work with someone who is, August 23rd is the national day of recognition.

If you are new to the field, 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.  Although a health unit coordinator is primarily a non-clinical position, knowledge of medical terminology, medical diseases and medications and patient rights are all necessary for job success.  As hospitals continue to grow and the medical field expands to accommodate ongoing health needs, health unit coordinators are a vital position to ensuring patient care.  Take this week to recognize and thank health unit coordinators for all that they do!

We Care Online offers a course to become a health unit coordinator, which has no prerequisites and is 60 clock hours.  Upon completion of the course, a national certification exam can then be taken.  To explore more about becoming a health unit coordinator through We Care Online, click here:

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