Health Unit Coordinator I - 4A Medical/Surgical Unit
Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966. Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.
Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities. Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its two hospitals: Ben Taub and LBJ.
Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.
Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its hospitals — Ben Taub and Lyndon B. Johnson — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Skills / Requirements
The Health Unit Coordinator (HUC I) is accountable for the daily (shift) clerical operation and coordination of the activities on a nursing unit(s). The HUC I works closely with the charge nurse to facilitate and support unit operations to assure patient needs are met. The HUC I monitors and facilitates compliance with select environmental and process safety and regulator standards and maintains unit supplies and equipment. The HUC I functions as the hub for coordinating unit activity and communication. The HUC I is competent in medical terminology, communication skills, organizational skills, technical skills, clerical functions and computer skills. The HUC I demonstrates personal and professional effectiveness.
High school diploma or the equivalent required.
Related training and/or college level courses or three (3) years commensurate experience preferred.
Basic Life Support from a hospital-based American Heart Association (AHA) approved program.
Other certificates as required by unit/service.
Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact)
Medical Terms, PC and Word Processing
Work Schedule: Weekends, Holidays and Flexible
Efficient organization skills
Competent in use of desk top computers and basic office soft ware.
Various office equipment, including fax machines, printers, scanners, and telecommunication systems