HPRO 174 Heath Unit Coordinator I • 5 Cr.
Covers the skills needed to become a Health Unit Coordinator. Includes certification requirements, basic data entry, proper workplace behavior, and basic office procedures. Skills applied in a laboratory setting. Enforced Prerequisite: Placement by assessment into ENGL& 101 and HPRO 100, 105, 120, 125, and 130 with a C- or better or permission of instructor.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Explain the history of the health unit coordinating profession
- Explain the purpose and history of the National Association of Health Unit Coordinators (NAHUC)
- Identify the tasks that health unit coordinators perform which aide nurses, doctors, hospitals, patients and visitors
- Describe the certification and recertification process for health unit coordinators.
- Demonstrate the proper way to prioritize based on the sense of urgency while performing tasks.
- Describe the general structure of a typical hospital
- Explain the function of the departments in finance, diagnostic, and therapeutic services, additional services, and operational services
- Demonstrate the proper use of communication devices found in health care facilities and describe the uses of each
- Analyze and demonstrate proper workplace behavior in regards to legal versus ethical issues, employment law, and patient privacy regulations i.e. HIPAA
- Demonstrate the ability to provide care to diverse a patient population
- Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate using non-verbal and verbal communication methods