Health Unit Coordinator

at Saint Paul College

Program Details

  • Award: Certificate
  • Credits: 17
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

Health Unit Coordinators work at the nursing station in health care facilities. As the center of the communications on the nursing unit, they are responsible for reading doctor's orders for patient treatments, medications and tests, and accurately relaying those orders to the appropriate department. The Health Unit Coordinator is responsible for performing clerical tasks for the nursing stations such as answering the telephone, operating the computer, assisting visitors to the unit, filing, managing station records, and maintaining patient's charts. Unit Coordinators are employed in front desk positions at various metropolitan private and public hospitals, nursing homes and clinics.

Program Locations

  • Saint Paul College 55102

Labor Market Information

  • Medical Transcriptionists
  • Median wage:$18.91/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
  • Medical Secretaries
  • Median wage:$19.18/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
  • Median wage:$20.67/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
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Saint Paul College
Saint Paul College
235 Marshall Ave. Saint Paul, MN 55102 Toll-Free: (800) 227-6029 Local: (651) 846-1600 TTY: (651) 846-1548