Health Unit Coordinator Job Description

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Health Unit Coordinator

Health Unit Coordinator duties and responsibilities

  • Greeting patients and handing out forms
  • Keeping appointment calendar and other schedules
  • Transcribing doctor’s orders

Health Unit Coordinator Job Description Template


Job Brief

We are looking for a competent Health Unit Coordinator (HUC) to undertake all secretarial tasks necessary for our medical operations. You’ll be the facilitator of meaningful communication between medical staff and the go-to person for the unit’s administrative needs.

If you are a well-organized and reliable person with clerical experience in a medical setting, you have what it takes to apply for this position. Furthermore, we expect you to be positive and polite with a great deal of efficiency and a sense of commitment to healthcare.

The facility’s smooth operation is a HUC’s primary goal. You will ensure that information is stored and disseminated correctly between medical staff and to patients.


  • Greet patients and hand out forms
  • Keep appointment calendar and other schedules
  • Transcribe doctor’s orders
  • Maintain medical charts and graph vital signs
  • Issue or locate documents (birth/death certificates, discharge notes etc.)
  • Update databases with patient information
  • Collaborate with medical and non-medical staff
  • Order supplies when needed
  • Undertake other duties as assigned


  • Proven experience as health unit coordinator or similar role
  • Experience using medical records and databases
  • Good knowledge of relevant medical terminology
  • Experience in medical transcription is a plus
  • Outstanding communication and customer service ability
  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Team player
  • High school diploma
  • Successful completion of a HUC training program is preferred
  • Professional certification is a plus
Last Updated 09 Jan, 2023

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