Under the direction of a physician and clinical staff the Health Unit Assistant supports the assigned unit by facilitating communication with patients, staff, physicians, visitors and ancillary departments. The Health Unit Assistant carries out orders as prescribed by the physician, directs incoming calls and responds to patient calls, updates patient charts in the Medical Information System, and maintains supply levels for the unit. Responsible for maintaining a safe and orderly environment for the patients and the healthcare team.
High School Diploma/GED required.
Must have two years clerical experience. Familiarity with medical terminology and completion of the Huntsville Hospital Health Unit Assistant course preferred. Comparable combinations of education and experience in both clerical positions as well as patient care aide positions will be considered.
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