Health Unit Coordinator - Saskatchewan

Health Unit Coordinators support operations at a health care facility by organizing records and coordinating communication between patients and medical staff. With a growing demand for well-trained healthcare professionals, there is a bright outlook for these careers in all types of medical facilities.

Health Unit Coordinator responsibilities

A health unit coordinator is responsible for several duties behind the scenes that allow daily operations to function smoothly, including:

  • Collecting medical records, compiling patient charts, and preparing forms for admission and discharge
  • Greeting and checking-in patients, scheduling appointments, and procedures
  • Transcribing physician’s orders and graphing vital sign readings
  • Ordering supplies and various clerical work

Required knowledge

A healthcare unit coordinator position may require specific knowledge in various branches of the medical industry, including:

  • medical terminology
  • anatomy and physiology
  • pharmacology
  • hospital and medical office administration practices
  • clinical procedures
  • operation skills for hospital and outpatient wards

General skills

Most healthcare unit coordinator positions will require advanced proficiency in the following:

  • in-depth organization and time management skills
  • computer and office skills, including current software applications and typing skills
  • general office management
  • basic accounting and meticulous attention to detail
  • excellent personal and professional communication skills with emotional maturity specific to environments with high levels of stress

Career Training Options

Visit our Healthcare faculty page for more information on the Health Unit Coordinator training programs offered at Academy of Learning College.

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