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A Health Care Unit Coordinator works a medical setting.

Health Care Unit Coordinator



Sometimes called medical secretaries, health care unit coordinators support the medical staff at a healthcare facility. A heath care unit coordinator helps to keep the facility organized and coordinates communication between patients and medical staff.

Career Details


Students in Health Care Unit Coordinator are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Learn how to communicate with health care facility staff members, patients, and other health care customers;
  • Maintain patient charts and forms
  • Handle incoming calls and other organizational duties
  • Organize unit supplies
  • File forms and reports
  • Support other duties to maintain daily work operations
  • Document and follow doctors’ and nurses’ orders
  • Request support services as needed
  • Communicate facility policies to patients, visitors, and staff
  • Understand medical symbols, abbreviations, terminology, and medication orders

Career Options

Career Options

Most Health Unit Coordinator Job Corps graduates work for hospitals and healthcare facilities. A large part of their job is communicating with staff, patients, and visitors throughout their shifts. 


Before entering the program, students must:

  • Complete all required activity in the Career Preparation Period, including Career Exploration and Career Success/Workplace Skills.
  • Have strong math and reading skills.


As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.


While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:

  • Ability to multitask
  • Attention to detail
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Leadership skills

Health Care Unit Coordinator Numbers to Know


National average earning potential for this career

Completion times vary by training area. Check with your admissions advisor.


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