Health Unit Coordinator I - Full-Time Nights - Ben Taub Hospital
Harris Health System is the public healthcare safety-net provider established in 1966 to serve the residents of Harris County, Texas. As an essential healthcare system, Harris Health champions better health for the entire community, with a focus on low-income uninsured and underinsured patients, through acute and primary care, wellness, disease management and population health services. Ben Taub Hospital (Level 1 Trauma Center) and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital (Level 3 Trauma Center) anchor Harris Health’s robust network of 39 clinics, health centers, specialty locations and virtual (telemedicine) technology. Harris Health is among an elite list of health systems in the U.S. achieving Magnet® nursing excellence designation for its hospitals, the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered clinics and health centers and its strong partnership with nationally recognized physician faculty, residents and researchers from Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine at the University of Houston.
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/nurse manager 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.
Education: High school diploma or the equivalent required.
License & Certifications:
Basic Life Support from an American Heart Association (AHA) or Red Cross approved program. Other Certificates as required by unit/service.
Work Schedule: Three (3) years work commensurate experience or related training and/or college level courses preferred
Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact)
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Medical Terms, Word Processing
Work Schedule: Weekends, Holidays and Flexible
Equipment Operated :Competent in use of desk top computers and basic office software. Various office equipment, including fax machines, printers, scanners, and telecommunication systems.