Health Unit Coordinator I - Trauma/Surgical ICU - Ben Taub
At Harris Health System, we champion better health for our patients, their families and our community, by connecting them to an integrated healthcare system that provides high-quality healthcare. Harris Health focuses on the delivery of primary care, wellness and prevention services to the residents of Harris County, Texas, through its extensive network of inpatient and outpatient facilities. Harris Health is a proud recipient of the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered medical homes. Harris Health's medical faculty and residents are provided by its nationally recognized medical school partners: Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer 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