CERTIFIED HEALTH UNIT COORDINATOR
Online Health Unit Coordinator Training
Become a Health Unit Coordinator
Health unit coordinators are a vital part of the patient care process, keeping patients and healthcare providers connected. This 100% online course will train you to work as a certified health unit coordinator.
Job Outlook for Health Unit Coordinators
Canada’s Job Bank anticipates a labour shortage in the healthcare field now through 2028.
Healthcare will see some of the highest demand, with more than 178,000 new jobs opening over the next decade.
According to Indeed.com, health unit coordinators in Canada make approximately C$45,000 per year on average.
Health Unit Coordinator FAQs
WHAT DO HEALTH UNIT COORDINATORS DO?
Health unit coordinators assist in communication between patients and healthcare providers by scheduling appointments and procedures, transcribing medical orders, organizing medical records and more. Key duties include:
Patient record and admission, transfers, and discharge
Transcription of orders, medical terminology, and critical thinking
Confidentiality and patient rights and responsibilities
IS CERTIFICATION IMPORTANT FOR HEALTH UNIT COORDINATORS?
Yes. Certification is very important when working with patients, medical records and healthcare. As a healthcare worker, you are bound to strict regulations. Certification helps demonstrate your ability to meet patient care needs while upholding legal and ethical standards.
WHERE DO HEALTH UNIT COORDINATORS WORK?
Health unit coordinators work in variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, public health clinics, outpatient treatment centers, private physician practices and rehab centers.
Prepare to take and pass the National Association of Health Unit Coordinators (NAHUC) certification exam
Be introduced to the history of medicine and health unit coordination
Obtain knowledge in supplies and service management
Learn the importance of confidentiality and patient rights and responsibilities
Practice critical thinking, medical terminology, and the transcription of orders
Obtain knowledge in promoting a healthy environment and safety issues
Learn about the patient record and admission, transfers, and discharge
Prerequisites and Requirements
There are no specific prerequisites for taking this course.
Introduction to Medical Terminology
THE MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM
THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
THE LYMPHATIC AND IMMUNE SYSTEMS
THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM
THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM
THE URINARY SYSTEM
THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
THE SPECIAL SENSES THE EYES AND EARS
THE INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEM
THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM
THE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM
DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES, NUCLEAR MEDICINE, PHARMACOLOGY
Certified Health Unit Coordinator
ORIENTATION TO HOSPITALS, MEDICAL CENTERS, AND HEALTH CARE
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
THE PATIENT'S ELECTRONIC RECORD OR CHART
HEALTH UNIT COORDINATOR PROCEDURES
INTRODUCTION TO ANATOMICAL STRUCTURES, MEDICAL TERMS, AND ILLNESSES
Anita Mills is a health unit coordinator, instructor, and college advisor. For the past 15 years, she has taught Health Unit Coordination and Medical Terminology. In addition, she served on the Education Board of the National Association of Health Unit Coordinators for four years and is currently the organization's Director of Certification. Mills has a bachelor's degree in Organizational Management and Communication, as well as several certificates.
Registration and Enrollment
This course is 100% online. Start anytime.