Health Unit Clerk Coordinator - Career Facts
The Health Unit Coordinator Program lasts twelve weeks, not including prerequisites necessary for entry into the program.
Nature of Work
The Health Unit Clerk or Coordinator serves as a receptionist and support staff at the nurse's station of a hospital or nursing home. Duties include answering the phone, keeping account of staff, charts, and patient whereabouts; ordering supplies, diets, x-rays and lab work, plus noting doctors' orders. There is no direct patient care.
Job openings are expected to grow as fast as average, or about 10 to 20 percent.
Skills You Need
Critical thinking, multitasking, phone, keyboarding, organizational and people skills are required, along with good physical and emotional health and good oral and written communications.
A Health Unit Coordinator in the Lansing area can expect to earn $21,000 to $29,000.
Community Health and Nursing
Health and Human Services Bldg, Room 108
Phone: (517) 483-1410
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