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Certificate in Health Unit Coordinator

Start a Rewarding Career in Healthcare with Health Unit Coordinator Training

If you are well-organized and have an interest in healthcare, a career as a Health Unit Coordinator could be interesting and rewarding. In this role, you ensure that daily operations in a healthcare setting run efficiently. You serve as an important link between physicians, nurses, patients, and families, and maintain the communication and workflow among them. With a Certificate in Health Unit Coordinator, you could qualify for positions in hospitals, assisted living facilities, and physician clinics. Contact Charter College today to begin training.

Health Unit Coordinator Classes and Curriculum

The Certificate in Health Unit Coordinator program provides you with the knowledge and technical skills you need to find an entry-level position as a Health Unit Coordinator. In classrooms and labs, you will learn how to perform basic patient care, maintain electronic health records, follow safety procedures, and use computer technology to enhance your potential for employment. In addition, you will complete assignments such as reading, exercises, problem solving, projects, research, papers, and presentations.

Healthcare Unit Coordinator topics that you will cover include:

  • Health Care Delivery
  • Basic Patient Care
  • Hospital Unit Management
  • Health and Safety Procedures
  • Health Records Management
  • Medical Insurance Processing and Billing
  • Medical Terminology
  • Professional Communication
  • Legal Issues, Ethics, and Confidentiality

View the complete list of Health Unit Coordinator courses in the Charter College Handbook.

Health Unit Coordinator Certifications

The Certificate in Health Unit Coordinator program prepares you to sit for a proctored certification test provided by the National Association of Health Unit Coordinators. The proctored test takes place on the Charter College campus nearest you. If you are not within a reasonable commuting distance to a campus, Charter will find a proctoring site close to your home or, if you have the required technology, will arrange live remote proctoring for you to take the exam from home.

Health Unit Coordinator Program Length

40 weeks or 10 months

In as little as 10 months, you can get started on a rewarding career path as a health unit coordinator. Charter College starts classes every five weeks providing unparalleled flexibility and our unique learning approach helps you to graduate on time.

Health Unit Coordinator Online Delivery Method

The Certificate in Health Unit Coordinator program is available in an online format. Online learning gives you the flexibility to balance your classwork with family, work, and other commitments.

Health Unit Coordinator Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this Health Unit Coordinator program, you will be able to:

  • Organize activities of nursing personnel, medical staff, hospital departments, patients, and visitors in the clinical setting to meet patient needs
  • Plan and execute daily routines related to administrative responsibilities of patient care departments
  • Manage patient care workflow across multiple departments
  • Interpret, review, and document patient care orders and patient medical charts
  • Describe and defend guidelines pertaining to data control, security, privacy, and confidentiality of protected health information for all patients
  • Identify appropriate policies and procedures in health care situations
  • Translate information in an ethically and culturally respectful manner to improve patient satisfaction and care
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills to resolve conflict and solve problems within patient care departments and other

Prepare for Entry-Level Health Unit Coordinator Careers

The Certificate in Health Unit Coordinator program prepares you to handle the duties and requirements of entry-level Health Unit Coordinator positions. You can seek employment in hospitals, physician clinics, assisted living facilities, insurance companies, and other health care facilities.

Charter College Campuses that Offer Health Unit Coordinator Training

The Certificate in Health Unit Coordinator program is available at Charter College in Anchorage, AK and Vancouver, WA.

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