Health Unit Coordinator - (.6 FTE)
Department Health Unit Coordinator Svcs
Location La Crosse
Schedule/Shift Nights, Rotate, Weekends
Benefit Eligible Yes
Temporary Position No
Job Details

Part Time Position (48 hours every two weeks) - Benefit Eligible


Shift: Night Shift

Night Shift: 6:30pm - 7am

Performs administrative work appropriate for patient care to support hospital unit operations and the multidisciplinary team.

Job Responsibilities
  • Represents Gundersen Health System's high standards for customer service in all telephone and face-to-face encounters with both internal and external patients, family members, staff, customers, and physicians.

  • Facilitate unit operations through knowing and communicating information, managing desk area, technology support for staff, monitoring and communicating bed status, and coordinating downtime procedures.
  • Uses Epic computer system to help in the management of the electronic medical chart - including data input, monitoring for accuracy, as well as monitoring for missing information.
  • Demonstrates effective, collaborative working relationships with the health care team members.
  • Receive and record only emergent verbal and telephone orders from the medical staff for diagnostic laboratory non-invasive radiology tests and nutrition services.
  • Coordinates patients daily schedule. (i.e., tests, exams, x-rays, procedures, discharge appointments, transportation, and appointments for in-patient and out-patient services).
  • Assists throughout the entire discharge process as directed.
  • Participates in quality improvement activities in order to continuously improve patient care and unit operations.
  • Attends and participates in HUC meetings and unit staff meetings.
  • Demonstrates the following skills in accordance with unit standards and expectations - creative problem solving, organizational skills, critical thinking, sets priorities, utilizes appropriate lines of authority, responds to crisis situations and establish appropriate priorities.
  • Assists in precepting HUC staff through orientation to technology programs and unit specific responsibilities. Also may act as proctor to HUC students.

  • Demonstrates and maintains successful completion of defined core competencies in computer skills related to patient registration and appointment scheduling.

  • Obtains appropriate signatures on forms relating to registration, billing, and patient care, meeting all compliance regulations and requirements.

  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
  • Scope of the Job
    Age Specific Population Served Nonage Specific (N/A)
    OSHA Category Category I - All Employees in this job title have a reasonably anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other potentially infectious materials.
    Position Qualifications
    Education and Experience:
    Required High School Diploma or equivalency 
    Desired High School Diploma or equivalency +   a graduate of a Health Unit Coordinator program 

    Work Experience:
    Required 6 months health care experience or recent graduate of a Health Unit Coordinator program.
    Desired 6 months Previous experience in HUC position.
    Required Ability to...
    Computer Systems/Software/Applications basic computer skills
    Communication demonstrate effective customer service to internal and external customers
    Communication complete routine forms, use existing form letters and/or conduct routine oral communication
    Comprehension understand, remember, and communicate routine, factual information
    General - All Positions be flexible and adaptable
    General - All Positions work independently with minimal supervision
    General - All Positions adapt to a changing work environment
    General - All Positions understand medical terminology
    General - All Positions type 35-45 words per minute
    Mathematics add, subtract, multiply, divide, record, balance, and check results for accuracy
    Organization organize and monitor multiple projects and files to ensure timely and accurate completion
    Organization organize and prioritize own work schedule on short-term basis (longer than one month)
    Reasoning/Decision Making problem solve
    Reasoning/Decision Making make decisions which have moderate impact on immediate work unit
    Desired Ability to...
    License and Certifications
    Desired National Health Unit Coordinator Certification (NHUC) & annual revalidation 
    Physical Requirements/Demands of the Position
    Sitting Continually (67-100% or 8 hours)
    Static Standing Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
    Walking/Standing Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
    Stooping/Bending Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
    Kneeling/Half Kneel
    Climbing Stair
    Climbing Ladder
    Reaching - Shoulder Level Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
    Reaching - Below Shoulder Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
    Reaching - Above Shoulder Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
    Repetitive Actions - Pinch Forces Pounds of force:
    Repetitive Actions - Grip Forces Pounds of force:
    Repetitive Actions - Fine Manipulation Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
    Balance - Right Leg
    Balance - Left Leg
    Lifting - Floor to Waist Number of lbs:
    Lifting - Waist to Overhead Number of lbs:
    Lifting - Other Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Number of lbs: 0-25
    Carrying - Long Carry (>50 feet) Number of lbs:
    Carrying - Short Carry Number of lbs:
    Carrying - Right Carry Number of lbs:
    Carrying - Left Carry Number of lbs:
    Carrying - Push/Pull (Static Force) Number of lbs:
    Number of lbs:
    Environmental Conditions
    Exposed to infectious diseases.

    Health Unit Coordinator - (.6 FTE)

    Equal Opportunity Employer