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If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then Roane State’s Health Unit Coordinator courses may be just what you are looking for!
Health Unit Coordinator: Health Unit Coordinators typically work under the supervision of a registered nurse coordinating nonclinical activities for the patient and nursing unit. They maintain the patient record, schedule diagnostic tests as well as therapy and physician appointments for the patient. The Health Unit Coordinator orders supplies for the nursing unit and communicates with various departments within the facility. One of the main responsibilities is to act as a liaison between the patient, medical staff, patient’s family and visitors. They must possess excellent organizational and communication skills and a pleasant, professional disposition.
Our courses provide a hands-on approach to learning the daily operations and skills needed to be successful as a Health Unit Coordinator. Some of the daily operations practiced include:
Courses may be completed in one or two semesters.
Enrollment is on a space available basis, if course prerequisites are met.
|HUCR 1010||Health Unit Coordinator Procedures||4|
|HUCR 1020||Health Unit Coordinator Clinical Practicum*||2|
*Not required if currently employed as a Health Unit Coordinator
Note: Optional online courses are available to prepare for the NAHUC certification exam (please inquire)
It is anticipated that implementation of the Affordable Care Act will increase access to healthcare delivery systems, also increasing the demand for healthcare support workers such as Health Unit Coordinators.
Health Unit Coordinators are typically employed in hospital nursing units.
A national certification examination is offered through the National Association of Health Unit Coordinators. http://www.nahuc.org
For more information, please use this form or contact information below.
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