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Health Unit Coordinator Secretary -Neuro/ Trauma

Company: Covenant Healthcare
Location: Saginaw
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Covenant HealthCare





The role of the Health Unit Coordinator includes a variety of receptionist, secretarial, and unit operational duties for an assigned patient care unit. A primary aspect of this role includes positive relations with patients, guests, physicians, co-workers and other departments. The Health Unit Coordinator demonstrates excellent customer service. He/She upholds the standards contained in the Vision, Mission and Values of Covenant, and commits to keeping our Promise of Caring.


Contributes to organization success targets for net operating margin

Participates in cost containment efforts through efficient use of supplies, services, and time management

Adheres to unit/department budgetary practices

Remains flexible in cooperation with 24-hour staffing patterns and scheduling needs for provision of care in all inpatient units

Models Covenant's Mission, Vision and Values of keeping our Promise of Caring and Commitment to Service

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with all health care team members, patients, and families

Has contact with patients, families, and multidisciplinary staff and is able to facilitate admissions, discharges, and daily care by the team according to guidelines as defined by Covenant HealthCare

Attending unit conferences, required competencies, in-service programs, annual mandatory education, competencies and continuing education activities to meet the organization's expectations

EMR Clinical Support:

With key responsibilities for smooth, accurate, and timely patient flow, the HUC will accept calls and record patient information from patient placement regarding admissions and transfers

Discharges are to be entered immediately into the EPIC system

Supports patient care delivery by monitoring HUC worksheets

Performs electronic chart checks every 1-2 hours

Reveiws orders for timely renewal

Maintain daily ADT census flow

Initiates, assembles, and maintains the patient chart, admission folders for patients, and thank you cards

Monitors location of chart at all times

Prepares charts at the point of patient discharge or expiration for pickup by Health Information Management

Notifies RN when Physician is rounding

Updates assignment sheets and validates staffing with schedules, assignment sheets and shift administrator or staffing coordinator

Assists in calling in and/or calling off staff as requested

Answers patient call lights in a timely fashion and informs appropriate caregiver of the need

ECC: Maintains on-call physician log, Facility Charge Calculator, review trauma and code 180 notes for completion

Unit Appearance & Stocking:

Assists with overall unit appearance including cleaning desk area, microwaves and refrigerators

Monitors and assists with: maintenance of dirty utility room; checking; assists stocking isolation carts

Maintains appropriate levels of office supplies and pateint education materials, orders & stocks as needed

Tracks & Monitors:

Daily regulatory checks including refrigerator temperature checks, daily weights, restraint required documentation

Monitor &/or enter charges for: sitters, blood administration, isolation, and others as assigned

Promotes a constructive and positive atmosphere within the work area by demonstrating the ability to cooperate with and assist fellow health team members as well as patients and their families

Daily references Health Unit Coordinator Role Responsibility Checklist to ensure duties are completed each shift

Other duties as assigned

Other information:


High School diploma required

Completion of Medical Terminology Course required

Graduate of a Medical Office Professional course or completion of Medical Assistant Program preferred


Demonstrates excellent customer service skills

Basic computer skills

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Demonstrated organizational skills


BLS Heartsaver within 90 days of hire


One year of experience in a healthcare setting preferred

Health Unit Coordinator Course or commensurate experience preferred

Knowledge of standard office equipment

Ability to type 40 words per minute

Sound judgment in handling confidential or sensitive issues and material

Excellent time management, to achieve maximum productivity

Attentive to detail


It has been determined that Covenant HealthCare cannot provide a latex safe or latex free work environment at any of its facilities. Unfortunately, that means that any individual, including an applicant or an employee, is likely to be exposed to latex while on Covenant's premises. Therefore, latex tolerance is considered to be an essential function for any position with Covenant.

Keywords: Covenant Healthcare, Saginaw , Health Unit Coordinator Secretary -Neuro/ Trauma, Other , Saginaw, Michigan

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