Certificate-Health Unit Coordinator

Certificate-Health Unit Coordinator

Cuyahoga Community College District - Cleveland, OH

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A Health Unit Coordinator (HUC) is an essential member of a healthcare team with nonclinical responsibilities who manages all nonclinical tasks on hospital nursing units. Responsibilities include coordinating the activities of the nursing staff, doctors, hospital diagnostic departments, patients, and the visitors to the nursing unit. Health Unit Coordinators are skilled in transcribing physician orders for patient treatment, preparing patient charts, maintaining statistical reports, and much more. It is one of the more key positions on the nursing unit. Health Unit Coordinators may also be employed in emergency departments, doctor's offices, clinics, ambulatory surgery centers and long-term care facilities to assist the nursing staff with clerical duties related to patients health records and coordination of treatment.

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