Health Unit Coordinator - HUC
at Volunteers of America

Date Posted: 11/4/2019

Job Description


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • Graduate of a HUC education program, NAR, TMA or completion of a medical transcription course preferred.
    • Prior experience as a Health Unit Coordinator in health care preferred.
    • Effective communicator with staff, families and outside agencies.
    • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
    • Ability to prioritize duties.
    • Customer service oriented with knowledge of successful customer service technique.
    • Ability to understand residents’ charts, doctor’s orders, residents’ plan of care, medication orders.
    • Ability to organize and maintain nursing unit order.
    • Attention to detail, follow through.
    • Good problem solving skills.
    • Ability to function under stress.
    • Ability to adapt easily to change in routine.
    • Ability to relate well with various personalities.
    • Ability to utilize computers and other electronic devices for tasks such as timekeeping, in-servicing and documentation.
    • Must be a team player.

Nursing Care Functions

  • Maintain each resident chart. Record information accurately on the resident’s chart.
  • Assemble admission charts and disassemble discharge charts according to procedure.
  • Inform nursing service personnel of new admissions.
  • Maintain charts in sequential order, inserting chart forms and filing as needed. Update face sheet with changes as they occur.
  • Make doctor appointments for residents.
  • Set up transportation for residents and assist as needed with escorting residents and families.
  • Keep doctor visits up-to-date and inform family members as necessary of resident appointments, etc.
  • Encourage physicians to sign progress notes, physician orders, etc. on a timely basis.
  • Fax labs.
  • Keep the filing drawers full with copies of all nursing paperwork. Thin charts on a regular basis per facility policy.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all resident information.
  • Treat all residents with dignity, kindness and respect.

Job Requirements

Employees will be expected to:

  • Follow correct policy and procedures for department and facility Fire/Disaster/Missing Person Plan. Know the location of fire alarms and extinguishers.
  • Follow correct policy and procedure for hand washing.
  • Follow guidelines for proper method of lifting.
  • All doorways, hallways and areas are to be kept clear.
  • Know the location and purpose of Safety Data Sheets (SDS).
  • Follow guidelines for department environment and safety measures.
  • Follow guidelines for safe handling, inspection, maintenance and storage of equipment. Report any malfunction of equipment.
  • Follow guidelines for safe handling and storage of chemicals and supplies.
  • Follow correct policy and procedure for reporting of incidents: staff, residents, etc.

Job Functions

    Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. However, this job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you may be required to perform. The omission of specific descriptions of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or can be considered essential to this position.
     EOE M/F/Vets/Disabled


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