Health Unit Coordinator - Preop/Postop (Plano - Days) Job

Children's Health - Health Unit Coordinators Careers

Job Number: 53889

Location: Plano, TX

Date Posted: 3-19-2018


The Health Unit Coordinator works with physicians and nurses to transcribe orders, maintain patient charts, track order results and facilitate communication to keep unit organized and staff informed. Activities performed are intended to support, supplement, and/or complement patient care provided by licensed clinical staff.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs secretarial duties according to hospital and unit standards related to patient charts, patient orders, forms and records.
  • Works as a team member to promote positive, accurate communication between staff and with patients/families.
  • Maintains orderliness, safety and supplies in specific unit areas.
  • Performs clerical functions associated with accurate record keeping, including but not limited to:
    • Transcription of physician orders
    • Reconciliation of charges/census
    • Entering data into Clinical System
    • Generates reports and computer printouts
    • Completes daily culture report for physician review
    • Heavy phone answering and documentation of calls
  • May serve as a preceptor to other unit coordinators.
  • Assists with bed control duties to ensure patients are admitted to appropriate service in a timely manner
  • Responds to visitors, patients and families, and other staff in a manner that promotes a positive public image for Children's Medical Center of Dallas.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.

Licenses & Certifications

  • Appropriate certification is preferred (NAHUC); relevant previous experience may be accepted.


  • Knowledge of hospital settings and medical terminology required.

Specific knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Ability to hear and communicate with others in a clear, understandable, and professional manner.
  • May be required to work under stressful conditions and be flexible and adaptable to change.

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