High School Diploma or Equivalent Required
Education: High School graduation or the equivalent. Training and Experience: Must be able to read and use simple math skills. Previous experience as clerk or nurses aide is helpful, but not required. Must be accurate in spelling; clear and legible handwriting is necessary. Previous experience in typing or computer skills is helpful, but not required. Must be willing to go through computer classes/training if necessary. Job Knowledge: Has a working knowledge of the nonclinical tasks required in the daily operations of a nursing unit such as receptionist, telephone etiquette, and secretarial duties. Knowledge of medical terminology. Computer entry skills. Knowledge of patient confidentiality issues. Professional communication skills. The Department of Nursing Health Unit Coordinator is responsible for performing the nonclinical nursing tasks for a nursing unit; the receptionist role for a nursing unit, utilizing discretion and protecting the confidentiality of patient information at all times. The Department of Nursing Health Unit Coordinator efficiently utilizes the supplies and equipment on a nursing unit to facilitate the timely and effective delivery of patient services.