The Medical Unit Coordinator program provides students with one semester training in the basic skills and knowledge necessary to perform basic clerical/office skills in the medical office or medical unit setting.
The Medical Unit Coordinator Program includes didactic and laboratory courses. The students must show competency in reading through ACT, placement testing, or by enrolling in READ 099 during the first semester.
Upon successful completion of the courses in the Medical Unit Coordinator curriculum, the student will receive the Career and Technical Certificate in Medical Unit Coordinator. A national certification examination is offered through the National Association of Health Unit Coordinators. http://www.nahuc.org
The Medical Unit Coordinator requires basic knowledge and understanding of medical records, medical legal issues, patient skills, medical terminology, and computer skills. The areas of training include the following:
- Receptionist duties
- Ordering supplies, tests, therapies by phone, requisition, or computer
- Preparing and updating reports
- Preparing and maintaining medical charts
- Computer usage
- Communications skills and problem solving
- Processing paperwork for admitting, discharging or transferring patients