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Health Unit Clerk/Coordinator

This program prepares students to work at nursing stations in a hospital or in other medical office situations which deal with patient care records. Students learn to transcribe doctors’ orders using basic knowledge of anatomy, physiology, medical terminology and abbreviations. Keyboarding skills, use of the computer, and communication skills are included in the program.  Students learn on a computer simulation program to order daily diets, laboratory tests and other diagnostic tests; order medication; maintain and organize patient charts; and perform non-clinical tasks for patient admission, transfer, discharge, preoperative and postoperative procedures. Students learn how to maintain the nursing unit supplies; communicate effectively with patients, visitors and professional health care teams; and operate the nursing unit communications systems (i.e., computer terminal,
telephone, intercom, pagers).

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