Unit Secretary (Didactic Only)
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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.
The Unit Secretary is an essential element in the running of a hospital station unit. Learn the roles and duties of one of the most important positions on the nursing unit. This 159-hour certificate program offers complete coverage of health unit coordinating from medical terminology and greeting new patients to transcribing physician orders. Also covered is basic computer skills, anatomy, interpersonal skills and working with patients.
Topics covered include:
--Transcribing physician orders
--Preparing patient charts
--Maintaining statistical reports
--Greeting new patients
--Dealing with family members and visitors
CLINICAL: After completion of the course, you will attend an 80-hour clinical externship and work one-on-one with a unit secretary. This clinical component provides you with an opportunity to utilize your new skills and, at the same time, provides the hospital an opportunity to evaluate you as potential employee.
BEFORE REGISTERING, YOU MUST MEET WITH AMY TURNER, CALL 250-8518.
Prerequisites to become a Unit Secretary student:
* Must be at least 18 years of age
* Possess a high school diploma or GED
* Must sign Statement of Understanding before registering
* Must have background check through SR&I
* Present negative two-step TB test and immunization record
Required courses: HIPAA, OSHA, Pre-Clinical and CPR
NOTE: MUST ALSO REGISTER FOR UNIT SECRETARY CLINICAL - XAHS540.
Upon completion, students are qualified to sit for the National Association of Health Unit Coordinators certification.
Student will receive log-on instructions by email within 2-3 business days after registering.
Required Textbook, available at Greenville Technical College Bookstore: "Health Unit Coordinating"
You must also register for online courses: HIPAA (XAHS521) and OSHA Guidelines (XAOT515).
NOTE: An 80-hour clinical is optional for the Unit Secretary program; the clinical fee is NOT included in the course registration fee.
Requirements for clinical include: student complete Unit Secretary successfully; additional online course (Preclinical Orientation); MMR & Varicella immunization record or titers; current criminal background check through SR&I; negative two-step TB test; Flu shot: CPR for Healthcare Providers, and must pay the registration fee (XAHS540), etc.
IMPORTANT: You must speak with Amy Turner, (864)250-8518, firstname.lastname@example.org, to review and sign the statement of understanding prior to beginning the program. The Unit Secretary clinical must be COMPLETED within 4 months of satisfactory completion of the online portion.
| Category|| Description|| Amount|
|Course Fee (Basic)||Registration Fee||$ 989.00|
|Optional Fee||Discount / Bundle||$ 55.00|