27 Apr More about the Health Unit Coordinator
A shortage of health care workers continue to rise as the baby boomer generation retire and increase their use in the health care system. The Registered Nurse relies heavily on the health unit coordinator to perform the delegated tasks. Students learning skills in health unit coordinating will be prepared to work in a variety of health care settings.
To begin the class please read Chapters 1-8 in your textbook. Complete the questions at the end of each chapter. You do not need to send the answers to your instructor. This will help you pass the unit test.
I found a video clip on you tube from a Wisconsin University showing what a unit coordinator’s job can consist. Take a look; I thought it was pretty interesting.
Knowing your medical terminology is absolutely a must if you want to become a health unit coordinator. We have included a basic Medical Terminology course with our Health Unit Coordinator content.
Click here to read the history of the Health Unit Coordinator: http://www.nahuc.org/nahuc_hi.htm
NAHUC is a professional association for health unit coordinators. It’s mission is to promote health unit coordinating as a profession through education and certification. All are encouraged to join. One does not need to be certified to be a member nor does one need to be a member to be certified.
To join NAHUC, all one has to do is complete and submit the membership application and fee. This website is a good resource as a unit coordinator. You may become certified after completion of We Care Online’s course by clicking here: http://www.nahuc.org/Certification/cb_exam.htm.
The requirements for taking the test for certification are that you have completed a course or you are currently working as a health unit coordinator and you have a high school diploma or GED. You will need to pass the test you schedule with the association to become certified. The certification would benefit you in finding a good job as a Health Unit Coordinator, but is not required.
Click Here to find out what is included in the NAHUC exam.
NAHUC has some scholarship money available for testing should you qualify. Click here to see what is required if you desire.