The role of a Health Unit Coordinator has expanded over the years as new technology has been introduced, legal and ethical standards have been tightened, and various supporting roles within the medical environment have evolved. Our thorough certification training program considers this evolution and includes all the training to ensure your success as a HUC.
In just 18 weeks, you’ll have completed four courses to introduce you to the health care facility environment and the various procedures performed by a certified Health Unit Coordinators.
When working in a healthcare facility, it is imperative that you’re able to speak and understand the language of medicine and have a fundamental understanding of basic human anatomy and physiology. Health Unit Coordinators may also be asked to transcribe doctor's orders and update patient records. To address these job roles, you will complete a pre-requisite course covering these topics.
A HUC will also be called upon to work within a patient's electronic health record (EHR) to perform audits, process release requests and to perform the basic collection of patient demographic and insurance information. To address these tasks, you’ll complete an Electronic Health Records course.
Completion of the four courses you’ll be prepared for the Certified Health Unit Coordinator (CHUC) exam, sponsored by the National Association of Health Unit Coordinators (NAHUC), and the Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) exam, through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).
Certified graduates from our Health Unit Coordinator training program can explore job options as a Certified Health Unit Coordinator, Unit Secretary, Unit Clerk, Monitor Technician, Ward Clerk, Scheduling Coordinator, Patient Access Coordinator and more!