Health Unit CoordinatorVancouver Community College
About this Program
Level: Certificate in Health Unit Coordinator
Discpline: Health and Medical Administration
Length: 2 semestersCheck My Eligibility
VCC Broadway Campus
Learn to process physicians' orders and coordinate patient activities in hospitals as well as long-term and specialized care facilities. Graduates of this certificate will have acquired the knowledge, skills and ability needed to: Use Patient Information Management systems to process physicians' orders; Apply information literacy skills such as problem solving, critical thinking and decision making in practice; Liaise and collaborate with health care professionals when processing physicians' orders and managing admissions, transfers and discharges; Practice professional communication as a member of a healthcare team with an attention to patient safety; Identify and process diet, laboratory, diagnostic, medication, intravascular therapy and treatment orders; Use effective oral, writing, listening and electronic communication skills; Take initiative and responsibility to coordinate patient and unit activities; Use organizational, time and stress management skills; Apply Quality Improvement concepts in a healthcare environment; Act safely, ethically and responsibly as a professional in a healthcare environment.
Study and Work in Canada
Full-time undergraduate and post-graduate international students can work anywhere on or off campus without a work permit. The rules around the number of hours a student will be allowed to work may vary based on the country the student chooses to study in. International students are typically able to work up to 20 hours a week.