Unit Secretary (Didactic Only)

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Number: 221XAHS53901

Dates:August 1 - December 20, 2022 Other Dates

Meets: Online; 24/7

Location: 000-No Location Needed

Cost: $989.00

Health Unit Secretary The Health Unit Secretary is an essential element in the running of a hospital station unit. Get the skills necessary for an exciting and challenging career as a Health Unit Coordinator, which has far reaching effects on the delivery of care to patients.

This 159-hour certificate program offers complete coverage of health unit coordinating from medical terminology to processing physician orders. The Health Unit Secretary course is offered online giving you flexibility to study and complete the course within 60 days.

Topics covered include:

o Interpersonal skills
o Medical terminology, basic human structure and diseases
o Patient medical records
o Maintaining statistical reports
o Greeting new patients, dealing with family members and visitors
o Physician orders

Required Prerequisites and Co-requisites:

o High school diploma or GED
o Online course - HIPAA Privacy Training (XAHS521)
o Online course - Osha Guidelines (XAOT515)

Certification: Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a Greenville Technical College Unit Secretary certificate. Graduates from the program are qualified to take the National Association of Health Unit Coordinators certification exam with NAHUC.

BEFORE registering, you must meet with Amy Turner, call # (864)250-8518.

Optional: 80-hour Unit Secretary Clinical (XAHS540) after successful completion of course and clinical requirements. Additional clinical registration fee required. Clinical requirements: Criminal background check through Applya, Pre-clinical Orientation course (XAHS547), documentation of MMR and Varicella immunizations or positive titer levels, Negative two-step TB test or Quantiferon-TB blood test, Flu shot, and CPR.


Student will receive log-on instructions by email within 2-4 business days after registering. Required Textbook is available at GTC Bookstore: "Health Unit Coordinating" ISBN #9781455707. This is a 60-day course. Course material is available to you 24/7 online. You have 60-days to complete course after 1st log-in date. You can register for this course after the start date. The course must be completed by the course end date. You must also register for the pre-requisite online courses: HIPAA (XAHS521) and OSHA Guidelines (XAOT515). You may contact amy.turner@gvltec.edu with any questions. The Basic Arrhythmia online course (XAHS501) is a recommended follow-up course after completion of Unit Secretary. NOTE: An 80-hour clinical is optional for the Unit Secretary program; the clinical has additional fee's and is NOT included in the Unit Secretary course registration fee. **Due to healthcare Covid restrictions, student clinicals may not be available** Requirements for optional clinical include: student successful completion of Unit Secretary course; additional online course (Preclinical Orientation XAHS547); MMR & Varicella immunization record or titers; current criminal background check through SR&I; negative two-step TB test or TB blood test; Flu shot: CPR for Healthcare Providers, and must pay the registration fee (XAHS540), etc. IMPORTANT: You may speak with Amy Turner, (864)250-8518, amy.turner@gvltec.edu when registering for information. The Unit Secretary optional clinical must be COMPLETED within 4 months of satisfactory completion of the online portion.
Fee: $989.00

000-No Location Needed


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