Health Unit Coordinator
The Medical Surgical Health Unit Coordinator is responsible for the efficient operation/coordination of the Central Nursing Station reception / clerical functions and the processing of all orders for the Medical Surgical and, as needed, the ICU patient population. The duties of the Unit Manager will include but are not limited to clerical functions (processing and transcribing physician orders, ordering supplies), reception functions (answering phones, greeting and assisting visitors), assisting with data gathering for CQI projects/databases, and assisting the Nursing Supervisor with multiple duties including schedule coordination and day-to-day staffing adjustments. The Health Unit Coordinator must possess excellent interpersonal communication skills.
Essential Qualifications: Knowledge of medical terminology. Must be able to read, write and speak English. Excellent interpersonal communication skills. BLS certification is required. Prior experience as a Unit Coordinator or Unit Secretary is strongly preferred. State of New Hampshire license as a Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) is strongly preferred prior to hire. If an LNA license is not present on hire, must be obtained within six (6) months of hire. A minimum of one year of experience as an LNA is preferred.
Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital (UCVH), an affiliate of North Country Healthcare, is a 16-bed critical access hospital serving 20 communities and 8,500 people in its service area which includes communities in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine. UCVH provides over 4,000 emergency department visits, 325 outpatient surgeries, 300 inpatient admissions, 7,000 imaging studies, and 140,000 laboratory tests annually. UCVH offers a broad array of services including a 24/7 fully staffed emergency department, outpatient surgical care, cardiac rehabilitation, inpatient care, ambulatory care, x-ray, MRI, CT scans, mammography, outpatient rehabilitation, laboratory services, and more.