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Top Hospital Unit Coordinator Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Hospital Unit Coordinator. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Hospital Unit Coordinator resumes they appeared on. For example, 17.0% of Hospital Unit Coordinator resumes contained Patient Data as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Hospital Unit Coordinator actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Hospital Unit Coordinator resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Patient Data

high Demand
Here's how Patient Data is used in Hospital Unit Coordinator jobs:
  • Obtained new patient data and insurance information Entered new patient information into the computer and updated existing patient data.
  • Organized and maintained patient data and records using an elaborate paper and electronic charting system.
  • Updated and verified patient data in information system; maintains unit/department specific records as assigned.
  • Provided respectful client care and documented patient data accurately in the hospital computer system.
  • Performed routine clerical and administrative functions, entered patient data and demographics.
  • Entered patient information into patient database and updated information as needed.

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2. Medical Records

high Demand
Here's how Medical Records is used in Hospital Unit Coordinator jobs:
  • Collaborated care along with Nurses and Physicians with Patient medical records and orders.
  • Operated office equipment, such as voice mail messaging systems, medical records.
  • Completed surgical and routine insurance authorizations, aided with Department budgets and broad accounting responsibilities, meticulous compliant Medical Records.
  • Assured transfer of all necessary paperwork and medical records from referring facility and inpatient units for clinical and billing purposes.
  • Reviewed medical records for completeness and filed records in designated areas according to applicable alphabetic and numeric filing.
  • Maintained and inventoried medical records as required and prepared records for storage insured all orders were pulled correctly.

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3. Word Processing

high Demand
Here's how Word Processing is used in Hospital Unit Coordinator jobs:
  • Performed clerical duties, such as word processing, data entry, answering phones and filing.
  • Performed clerical duties, such as word processing, data entry, answering phones and filing.
  • Complied data, developed letters, and utilized personal computer to perform word processing of correspondence, reports and special projects.
  • Operated office equipment to include voice mail messaging systems, word processing, spreadsheet, and other software applications.
  • Performed general clerical duties to include filing, word processing, data entry, photocopying, and mailings.
  • Used computers for various applications, such as database management, word processing and internet searches.

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4. Data Entry

high Demand
Here's how Data Entry is used in Hospital Unit Coordinator jobs:
  • Provided secretarial support on various department projects, including information gathering, data entry, preparation of professional charts/graphs/presentations, etc.
  • Created application to interface with service department systems; improving data accuracy and content quality while reducing data entry time.
  • Performed numerous daily office functions in a timely and efficient manner including data entry, filing and notarizing various documents.
  • Assisted customers with course material buying decisions and oversaw special book orders which included data entry and customer notifications.
  • Designed and implemented staff computer training program - Programmed and installed remote payroll data entry system - Supervised programming staff
  • Completed varied administrative duties including data entry in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access as well as operations activities.

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5. Patient Care

high Demand
Here's how Patient Care is used in Hospital Unit Coordinator jobs:
  • Provided direct patient care as assigned.
  • Assisted providers with daily patient care Route patient calls to assigned nurse
  • Provided scheduling conflict information to supervisor to alleviate any potential issues with physician schedules that would interrupt patient care.
  • Supported non-clinical services required by patients in surgical area by providing a clean, well-organized and adequately stocked patient care area.
  • Developed a system of staff communication that ensured proper implementation of treatment plans and comprehensive patient care.
  • Reorganized the department to streamline patient care and documentation to increase efficiency and productivity within the department.

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6. Charge Nurse

high Demand
Here's how Charge Nurse is used in Hospital Unit Coordinator jobs:
  • Worked alongside Charge Nurse to ensure a smooth and functional flow of the unit.
  • Fostered open communications with Charge Nurse, NCC and Director to enable pipeline of information regarding potential customer satisfaction issues.
  • Received minimal supervision from management, reporting Charge Nurse/Director, while keeping them informed of potential patient satisfaction issues.
  • Communicated with registration, admit team, charge nurse & other clinical staff regarding incoming admissions/transfers/discharges.
  • Worked closely with Charge Nurse/Clinician to ensure smooth administration of unit.
  • Coordinated multiple areas of charging/admissions/discharges/transfers with the Supervisor or Charge Nurse.

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7. Office Supplies

high Demand
Here's how Office Supplies is used in Hospital Unit Coordinator jobs:
  • Managed office infrastructure including the overseeing of replenishing office supplies, maintaining office equipment, and regular administrative tasks.
  • Coordinated with cemetery administrators to ensure the procurement of office supplies and equipment.
  • Ordered office supplies and managed inventory according to guidelines.
  • Maintained organization of directories and purchased office supplies.
  • Monitored inventory levels of office supplies and ordered as needed; initiated purchase orders as necessary.
  • Maintained and replenished inventory of office supplies.

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8. RN

high Demand
Here's how RN is used in Hospital Unit Coordinator jobs:
  • Evaluated patient information to know the patient's normal heart rhythm pattern, its current pattern and prior inconsistencies.
  • Provided information to patients/families concerning procedures/policies.
  • Developed and sustained partnerships with social services agencies, community problem solving organizations, elected decision-makers and governmental bodies within Chicago.
  • Developed and implemented a new system to streamline bed turnover, drastically reducing waste and confusion while vastly improving efficiency.
  • Assured quality in patient/visitor meal service by visiting patients after every meal delivery to ensure customer satisfaction and responding to patient/visitor concerns
  • Processed all payroll and official government documents/claims for 412th Replacement Company personnel while assigned to this unit for the duration of enlistment

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9. Physician Orders

average Demand
Here's how Physician Orders is used in Hospital Unit Coordinator jobs:
  • Reviewed and input physician orders, faxed and scanned orders to appropriate recipients.
  • Transcribed all physician orders accurately and promptly in accordance with hospital policies and entered confidential patient data and processed admissions/discharges of patients
  • Transcribed physician orders relating to pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients according to standard and unit-specific requirements.
  • Responsibilities*Assisted patients with daily needs as a nursing assistant*Placed physician orders in the computer as a unit clerk
  • Facilitated and coordinated physician orders, entered all appropriate nursing orders into Power Chart and maintained paper chart order.
  • Performed appropriate follow-up to physician orders in conjunction with online systems and department guidelines.

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10. Acute Care

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Here's how Acute Care is used in Hospital Unit Coordinator jobs:
  • Acted as the liaison between the doctors and the nurses working on the floor in acute care and the OB departments.
  • Entered doctors' orders in a 40-bed, long-term acute care hospital using WORD, EXCEL and HMS.
  • Assisted nurses with patient care as part of float pool for 720 bed acute care teaching hospital.
  • Coordinated admission status and related issues for 50 acute care patients with in a teaching facility.
  • Served as unit coordinator of an acute care psychiatric unit of a general hospital.
  • Scheduled outside appointments, xray and laboratory tests for patients at a long term acute care hospital.

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11. Epic

average Demand
Here's how Epic is used in Hospital Unit Coordinator jobs:
  • Participated in HB team meetings, dry run simulations, epic escalation calls and command center support.
  • Developed new procedures and Health Unit Clerk role to support introduction of EPIC.
  • Learned and used three different data systems including EPIC.
  • Performed charge testing for different Epic applications during CDM consolidation e.g.
  • Updated patient records in Epic software to reflect patient admissions and discharges.
  • Experienced with Epic, Misys, and Oracle computer systems.

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12. Medical Staff

average Demand
Here's how Medical Staff is used in Hospital Unit Coordinator jobs:
  • Assigned pager and room numbers for Nursing/Medical staff; morning and evening shifts.
  • Answered multiline phone, directed calls to appropriate medical staff.
  • Cross-trained and worked as a Medical Assistant to further support the medical staff on med/surg floor.
  • Served as liaison between patient and medical staff, inter-departmental offices and outside medical facilities to establish coordinated patient care.
  • Collaborated with medical staff, regarding standards in disease prevention utilizing Universal Precautions, for protection of patients and hospital personnel.
  • Organized and coordinated communication between patients and medical staff including lab, radiology, and operating units.

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13. EMR

average Demand
Here's how EMR is used in Hospital Unit Coordinator jobs:
  • Maintained accurate patient records on in-house EMR system and medical terminology background.
  • Transcribed physician orders and laboratory test and medications in the computerized EMR system
  • Worked with the EMR team in switching over to scanning in documents and patient's insurance cards and ID into EDM.
  • Audited 75-100 patients' electronic medical records (EMR) daily for proper coding and medical terminology.
  • Assisted with patient care, preformed administration duties including entering orders, and charting in EMR system.
  • Entered and transcribed Physician and post-op orders on in-house EMR system, utilizing medical terminology knowledge.

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14. ICU

average Demand
Here's how ICU is used in Hospital Unit Coordinator jobs:
  • Employed by various hospitals and medical centres, mostly part time while attending school doing ICU , ER and floor therapy
  • Conceived an integrative behavioral health program, at a local Community Supported Agriculture organic farm for inpatient psychiatric patients.
  • Outreached to low income at risk cancer survivors, implemented healthy living curriculum to residents at organization facility.
  • Included in this was asking why particular pedagogical methods were utilized in order to understand effective teaching methods.
  • Managed a citywide resource center responsible for developing curricula, teacher training, community education & intervention programs.
  • Involved in the opening and evolution of this specialty unit designed to rehabilitate neurologically impaired clients experiencing behavioral difficulties.

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15. Appropriate Staff

average Demand
Here's how Appropriate Staff is used in Hospital Unit Coordinator jobs:
  • Monitored and notated patients behavior on Psychiatric Unit followed proper steps and procedures while managing patient and contacting appropriate staff.
  • Greeted visitors, received messages and documents such as laboratory results and routed to appropriate staff/departments.
  • Received and routed hospital documents such as laboratory results and diagnostic findings to appropriate staff.
  • Answered telephone and provided information and/or relayed messages such as laboratory results to appropriate staff.
  • Informed appropriate staff of pertinent patient care information in accordance with established policies.
  • Demonstrated accurate order transcription and communicated vital information to the appropriate staff.

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16. Patient Calls

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Here's how Patient Calls is used in Hospital Unit Coordinator jobs:
  • Answered patient calls for assistance.

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17. Order Entry

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Here's how Order Entry is used in Hospital Unit Coordinator jobs:
  • Performed patient registration and order entry via computer communicating with all departments of the hospital.
  • Transcribed and entered orders into computer based order entry system.
  • Maintained chart order and performed necessary order entry.
  • Followed established procedures for order entry verification.
  • Performed computer order entry and retrieval.
  • Performed all department physician order entry.

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18. Patient Confidentiality

low Demand
Here's how Patient Confidentiality is used in Hospital Unit Coordinator jobs:
  • Provided physician and nursing support in fast-paced, time-sensitive hospital environment with a focus on patient confidentiality and discretion.
  • Received and responded to incoming calls and questions from patient families by escalating issues while maintaining patient confidentiality information.
  • Maintained patient and family relations by providing support and care within privacy guidelines and patient confidentiality.
  • Adhered to all organizational safety standards and guidelines, including patient confidentiality and health care requirements.
  • Observed and identified violations of patient confidentiality and offered suggestions to improve privacy and confidentiality processes.
  • Maintained patient files and patient confidentiality in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

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19. Lab Results

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Here's how Lab Results is used in Hospital Unit Coordinator jobs:
  • Monitored STAT Alerts and critical lab results disseminating information quickly and appropriately to doctors and nurses.
  • Verified information, made appointments and entered lab results using hospital computer software database.
  • Retrieved patient lab results and communicated to the appropriate medical personnel.
  • Ordered lab/procedures in computer order entry system, received procedure/lab results.
  • Maintained current copies of lab results and x-rays of patients and made available to staff and alerted staff of abnormal results.
  • Coordinated scheduling of test; received lab results and post in patient records, admit, transfers, and discharge patients.

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20. New Patients

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Here's how New Patients is used in Hospital Unit Coordinator jobs:
  • Recorded patient personal information and attending physician on medical records on new patients.
  • Prepared and organized medical records on new patients while monitoring patient census.
  • Registered new patients and verified medical insurance.
  • Admitted and registered all new patients into hospital computer database.
  • Registered new patients for admission and verified insurance requirements.
  • Assisted with the admission of new patients, prepared and maintained patient's chart until point of discharge.

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21. HUC

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Here's how HUC is used in Hospital Unit Coordinator jobs:
  • Interviewed pediatric and medical residents to understand their experience with HUC scheduling.

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22. Hospital Staff

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Here's how Hospital Staff is used in Hospital Unit Coordinator jobs:
  • Coordinated appointments with hospital staff and completed required correspondence with security and completed required correspondence with security and Department of Corrections.
  • Ensured professionalism within the unit for effective departmental functioning and interacted courteously with patients, family members and hospital staff.
  • Helped family members, patients and hospital staff with interpreting legal documents and preparation for important procedures.
  • Fostered working relationships between hospital administrators/hospital staff and organ procurement organization administrators and staff.
  • Delivered quality care to patients on both surgical and medical floors while effectively collaboration with hospital staff
  • Communicated and assisted Physicians and hospital staff as needed for patient location and operations.

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23. Insurance Companies

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Here's how Insurance Companies is used in Hospital Unit Coordinator jobs:
  • Synchronized information and interfaced between patients, insurance companies, and providers to ensure proper information and billing is processed.
  • Maintained accountability for quality, timeliness and customer adverse in policies and procedures of insurance companies through authorization practices.
  • Communicated with insurance companies to verify correct insurance information, authorization status, and set up peer-to-peer medical reviews.
  • Attended a wide variety of educational seminars sponsored by insurance companies regarding electronic information transfer and insurance guidelines.
  • Coordinated with adjusters and Utilization Review Department from various insurance companies to ensure that patients met medical criteria.
  • Communicated with therapy clinics and insurance companies on requests for additional therapy to ensure medical necessity and authorization.

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24. Computer System

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Here's how Computer System is used in Hospital Unit Coordinator jobs:
  • Developed and oversaw retirement plan program, including training, compliance and coordination with other financial institutions in shared computer system.
  • Assisted customers with selecting advertising services by utilizing computer systems to place orders and resolve pricing situations encountered during the transactions.
  • Provided technical leadership and analysis for development and maintenance of computer systems in support of users in meeting key business objectives.
  • Managed on site NYS computer system, agency automated case management system and coordination of casework and fiscal database activities.
  • Entered accurate and up-to-date customer service calls into computer system to provide precise customer service history in each customer account.
  • Prepared and refurbished computer systems for retail sales, maintained welcoming retail environment and assisted customers in systems selection.

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25. Hippa

low Demand
Here's how Hippa is used in Hospital Unit Coordinator jobs:
  • Worked in accordance with HIPPA regulations and maintained patient confidentiality.
  • Scheduled appointments and follow ups as requested and maintained patient charts and information according to HIPPA.
  • Safeguarded patient information according to the HIPPA policy.
  • Followed HIPPA rules and regulations.

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26. Scheduling Appointments

low Demand
Here's how Scheduling Appointments is used in Hospital Unit Coordinator jobs:
  • Arranged appointments for administrators by maintaining master administration calendar; rescheduling appointments when conflicts arose.
  • Coordinated documentation and imaging for clients appointments, scheduling appointments using multiple applications and programs.
  • Performed routine clerical and administrative functions such as, scheduling appointments and arranging transportation.
  • Performed receptionist duties including answering phones, scheduling appointments and greeting patients/visitors.
  • Performed client liaison duties by scheduling appointments and documenting patient information.
  • Performed clerical duties such as processing documents and scheduling appointments.

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27. Vital Signs

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Here's how Vital Signs is used in Hospital Unit Coordinator jobs:
  • Monitored vital signs, measured intake/output, collected specimens and performed glucose testing on patients.
  • Arranged hospital and laboratory services; Took medical histories and recorded vital signs; Prepared patients for examination
  • Provided specialized care for critically ill patients, monitored patient vital signs, and operated medical equipment.
  • Conducted vital signs and reported any irregular vitals to corresponding nurse.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in taking patient medical histories and vital signs for admissions.
  • Assessed vital signs and updated medical history upon arrival.

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28. Treatment Plans

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Here's how Treatment Plans is used in Hospital Unit Coordinator jobs:
  • Documented behaviors by progress notes, treatment plans, and providing crisis intervention as necessary following facility policies and procedures.
  • Prepared and presented Individualized Treatment Plans in weekly Interdisciplinary Treatment Team Meetings.
  • Participated in development, implementation, and monitoring of the individualized treatment plans.
  • Developed and implemented treatment plans based on clinical experience and knowledge.
  • Designed, developed, and implemented individualized Master Treatment Plans.
  • Implemented residents behavioral treatment plans through encouraging positive anger management.

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29. Front Office

low Demand
Here's how Front Office is used in Hospital Unit Coordinator jobs:
  • Mentored and developed front office and housekeeping staff in preparation for secret shoppers and to improve customer satisfaction ratings.
  • Managed front office operations providing support to customers and office professionals as needed.
  • Provided supervisory assistance to all areas of front office operations.
  • Supported front office management in overseeing daily activities.
  • Chaired monthly Front Office/Referrals Coordinator meeting.
  • Managed 7-9 group leaders as well as 75-95 students; coordinated field trips; accomplished light accounting and front office management.

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30. Hipaa

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Here's how Hipaa is used in Hospital Unit Coordinator jobs:
  • Maintained strict confidentiality protocol and security measures in accordance with HIPAA law, Georgetown University policies and NMDP privacy procedures.
  • Compiled statistical data for research and publication while maintaining patient confidentiality and adhering to HIPAA guidelines.
  • Managed institutional-wide implementation of the federally mandated Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of HIPAA Privacy and Security Regulations by appropriately handling patient information in all areas of registration.
  • Procured third party payer authorization and adhered to confidentiality as required by HIPAA.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of HIPAA Privacy and Security Regulations by appropriately handling patient information.

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20 Most Common Skill For A Hospital Unit Coordinator

Patient Data17%
Medical Records13.4%
Word Processing9.6%
Data Entry9.3%
Patient Care9.2%
Charge Nurse8.6%
Office Supplies8.5%
RN3.2%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Hospital Unit Coordinator

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Patient Data
Patient Data
17%
17%
2
2
Medical Records
Medical Records
13.4%
13.4%
3
3
Word Processing
Word Processing
9.6%
9.6%
4
4
Data Entry
Data Entry
9.3%
9.3%
5
5
Patient Care
Patient Care
9.2%
9.2%
6
6
Charge Nurse
Charge Nurse
8.6%
8.6%
7
7
Office Supplies
Office Supplies
8.5%
8.5%
8
8
RN
RN
3.2%
3.2%
9
9
Physician Orders
Physician Orders
2.9%
2.9%
10
10
Acute Care
Acute Care
2.3%
2.3%
11
11
Epic
Epic
2.3%
2.3%
12
12
Medical Staff
Medical Staff
2.1%
2.1%
13
13
EMR
EMR
1.4%
1.4%
14
14
ICU
ICU
1.3%
1.3%
15
15
Appropriate Staff
Appropriate Staff
1%
1%
16
16
Patient Calls
Patient Calls
1%
1%
17
17
Order Entry
Order Entry
0.8%
0.8%
18
18
Patient Confidentiality
Patient Confidentiality
0.8%
0.8%
19
19
Lab Results
Lab Results
0.7%
0.7%
20
20
New Patients
New Patients
0.7%
0.7%
21
21
HUC
HUC
0.6%
0.6%
22
22
Hospital Staff
Hospital Staff
0.6%
0.6%
23
23
Insurance Companies
Insurance Companies
0.5%
0.5%
24
24
Computer System
Computer System
0.5%
0.5%
25
25
Hippa
Hippa
0.3%
0.3%
26
26
Scheduling Appointments
Scheduling Appointments
0.3%
0.3%
27
27
Vital Signs
Vital Signs
0.3%
0.3%
28
28
Treatment Plans
Treatment Plans
0.3%
0.3%
29
29
Front Office
Front Office
0.3%
0.3%
30
30
Hipaa
Hipaa
0.3%
0.3%

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