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 type 35-45 words per minute
    General - All Positions understand medical terminology
    General - All Positions adapt to a changing work environment
    General - All Positions work independently with minimal supervision
    General - All Positions be flexible and adaptable
    Mathematics add, subtract, multiply, divide, record, balance, and check results for accuracy
    Organization organize and prioritize own work schedule on short-term basis (longer than one month)
    Organization organize and monitor multiple projects and files to ensure timely and accurate completion
    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