Health Unit Coordinator-Operating R
St Lukes Hospital
 Duluth, MN

JOB SUMMARY The Health Unit Coordinator-Operating Rooms, under the direction of the RN, demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the HUC role in the team delivery of patient care. Uses current technology to transcribe orders, maintain the integrity of the patient medical record, and gathers/enters and credits patient charges. Keeps the unit stocked. Responsible for scheduling, distribution, and communicating the Surgical Services Schedule; keeps accurate records; receives and communicates telephone messages; maintains inventory for department operation, and completes staff time cards. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education: High School graduate or equivalent. Experience: Six (6) months experience as a HUC or equivalent related experience required. Licensure/Certification/Registration: N/A PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Education: Completion of a Health Unit Coordinator course. Experience: Previous Health Unit Coordinator, Patient Care or general office experience. Licensure/Certification/Registration: N/A KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Knowledge of and experience with Windows-based computer systems. Typing skills of 45 wpm with less than five (5) errors. Legible handwriting. Knowledge of medical terminology. Demonstrated organizational skills. Ability to operate a calculator; to communicate with people in a calm, courteous, tactful manner in demanding circumstances, and maintain harmonious relationships. Ability to maintain confidentiality; to move freely within the Operating Room physical environment. # READING - Intermediate: Ability to read and interpret documents such as operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. WRITING - Intermediate: Ability to write routine reports, correspondence, or procedures. SPEAKING - Intermediate: Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one, small group situations or before groups of customers, clients, and other employees of the organization. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS - Intermediate Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals and to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw or interpret bar graphs to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. REASONING ABILITY - Intermediate Skills: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENT PHYSICAL DEMANDS Mostly sedentary work; occasional prolonged standing/walking. Ability to be mobile, hear, reach, see, sit for eight (8) hours; and lift up to twenty-five (25) pounds. # Stand - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours) Walk - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours) Sit - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 # 8 hours) Use hands to finger, handle, or feel - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 # 8 hours) Reach with hands and arms - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours) Stoop, Squat, Kneel, or Crouch - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours) Bending-repetitive forward - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours) Talk or hear - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 # 8 hours) # LIFTING REQUIREMENTS Up to 10 pounds - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 # 5.5 hours) Up to 25 pounds - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours) # WORK ENVIRONMENT Typical Noise Level - Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic) # WORKING CONDITIONS May be exposed to/occasionally exposed to patient elements. Exposed to a variety of electro-mechanical hazards. Subject to hazards of flammable, explosive gases. Occasionally exposed to the risk of blood borne diseases.

  • JOB SUMMARY
  • The Health Unit Coordinator-Operating Rooms, under the direction of the RN, demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the HUC role in the team delivery of patient care. Uses current technology to transcribe orders, maintain the integrity of the patient medical record, and gathers/enters and credits patient charges. Keeps the unit stocked.
  • Responsible for scheduling, distribution, and communicating the Surgical Services Schedule; keeps accurate records; receives and communicates telephone messages; maintains inventory for department operation, and completes staff time cards.
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Education: High School graduate or equivalent.
  • Experience: Six (6) months experience as a HUC or equivalent related experience required.
  • Licensure/Certification/Registration: N/A
  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Education: Completion of a Health Unit Coordinator course.
  • Experience: Previous Health Unit Coordinator, Patient Care or general office experience.
  • Licensure/Certification/Registration: N/A
  • KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
  • Knowledge of and experience with Windows-based computer systems. Typing skills of 45 wpm with less than five (5) errors. Legible handwriting. Knowledge of medical terminology. Demonstrated organizational skills. Ability to operate a calculator; to communicate with people in a calm, courteous, tactful manner in demanding circumstances, and maintain harmonious relationships. Ability to maintain confidentiality; to move freely within the Operating Room physical environment.
  • READING - Intermediate: Ability to read and interpret documents such as operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  • WRITING - Intermediate: Ability to write routine reports, correspondence, or procedures.
  • SPEAKING - Intermediate: Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one, small group situations or before groups of customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
  • MATHEMATICAL SKILLS - Intermediate Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals and to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw or interpret bar graphs to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • REASONING ABILITY - Intermediate Skills: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENT
  • PHYSICAL DEMANDS
  • Mostly sedentary work; occasional prolonged standing/walking. Ability to be mobile, hear, reach, see, sit for eight (8) hours; and lift up to twenty-five (25) pounds.
  • Stand - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
  • Walk - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
  • Sit - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
  • Use hands to finger, handle, or feel - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
  • Reach with hands and arms - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
  • Stoop, Squat, Kneel, or Crouch - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
  • Bending-repetitive forward - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
  • Talk or hear - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
  • LIFTING REQUIREMENTS
  • Up to 10 pounds - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 – 5.5 hours)
  • Up to 25 pounds - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
  • WORK ENVIRONMENT
  • Typical Noise Level - Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic)
  • WORKING CONDITIONS
  • May be exposed to/occasionally exposed to patient elements. Exposed to a variety of electro-mechanical hazards. Subject to hazards of flammable, explosive gases. Occasionally exposed to the risk of blood borne diseases.