The Health Unit Coordinator (HUC) performs a variety of clerical functions in the clinical setting.
The HUC interacts with both internal and external Customers and utilizes the Hospital Information
System to accurately perform order entry, transcribe physician orders, and retrieve patient data. The HUC maintains and processes all medical record information. work is prioritized with the input of the RNs. All work is conducted in a manner that supports the Mission, Vision, and Values of the hospital.
Follows attendance standards and expectations.
Completes all hospital wide mandatory educational programs.
Completes all orientation requirements and departmental competency testing requirements.
Adheres to hospital policies and procedures as well as department specific policies andprocedures.
Adapts to floating to similar units when required and adapts to changing patient assignments as volume and acuity fluctuate.
Utilizes computer skills to access information for patient related data, order entry, andhospital systems.
Demonstrates effective verbal, written, and telephone communication skills with patients, families/significant others, physicians, and coworkers. Communicates using phone and paging systems. Updates cellular phone information in the computer daily.
Manages physical resources (supplies and equipment) appropriately, assuring that adequate supplies and equipment are available and in good working order.Stocks nurse's station with all forms and records needed. Files necessary information and faxes orders to pharmacy.
Maintains confidentiality and privacy while communicating patient information andmanaging medical records.
Accesses and retrieves results from various tests and imaging procedures and promptly communicates critical results to the RN.
Transcribes order promptly and accurately. Enters patient data into the computer, on Kardex and MAR. Consults with MD or RN to clarify orders and communicates when an order cannot be carried out.Assembles medical record for new admissions and dis-assembles chart for discharged patients using medical record criteria and forwards the chart to the department.
Participates in patient placement by:
Assuring that discharges are communicated quickly to the central HUC station
Assuring that open beds are identified and made ready by housekeeping in a timely manner
Updating the nursing supervisor, admitting and the nursing director on patient flow issues
Communicating new admissions and discharges to the staff in a timely manner.
Maintains control boards and unit specific logs including restraint lists, call-in information,and lab results.Post patient care team assignments.
Enters staff payroll entries in the Kronos system as directed.
Participates in problem solving activities to address process issues, personnel issues and per-formance issues.Communicates concerns to the appropriate person in a professionalmanner and tone, and works proactively to avoid problems.
Education and/or licensure requirements:
High School Graduate
CPR certification preferred
Bilingual a plus but not required
One year hospital or clinic related setting experience preferred. Medical terminology desirable.
Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital is a freestanding, not-for-profit, 102-licensed bed facility on
Chicago’s West and Southwest Side that offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient programs for
adults and children. Schwab is a proud member of Sinai Health System and the first fully licensed and
accredited rehabilitation hospital in the Midwest.
Our therapists see patients through the entire c...ontinuum of care, from acute inpatient admissions at
Mount Sinai Hospital, to inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient therapy services at Schwab. We also
have a hospital-based rehabilitation-focused short-term sub-acute unit at Schwab that provides both
therapy and nursing services with exceptional outcomes.
Our rehabilitation team takes a holistic, interdisciplinary approach to address the physical, cognitive
and psychosocial needs of each patient. Each patient is assessed and provided with a personalized care
plan tailored to help achieve maximal independence and function. Schwab offers seven treatment
gyms featuring private treatment rooms, a warm-water indoor therapy pool, and an award-winning
therapeutic roof top garden.