1/16/2018

Increased Workload as a Health Unit Coordinator

You walk into work and the dread sets in again. It seems like you're the only Health Unit Coordinator who works there.  But instead of getting angry that your fellow HUCs are lazy and feel as if you're getting punished, look at it another way. 

Look at it as you've proven yourself, and that the boss favors you. I'm told all of the time how much they love it when I'm there. We're all being observed and critiqued and when you're appreciated people will say so. 

And look at it this way. The more work that you are doing, the faster time flies and the less gossiping you do. 

In 2008, I worked for a company that handled Workmans Compensation claims, and the recession was starting to set in, so business was starting to slow down. While some of my other coworkers were yelping, I was working. I was still processing the workman's comp. claims (there were some clinics and employers that only I handled), and I was tending to old Accounts Receivable claims. And when I handed in my two weeks notice later that year, I was told that Upper Management was not happy. They knew that they were about to lose a good employee. 

There are times now when we are short a unit coordinator, and they need me to work my unit and another unit (the units are located near each other, as they are sister floors). I've told them that sure, I'd do it on the weekends, if needed, but not during the week. I've proven myself by my work ethic and being a team player so whatever I want they'll go along with it. 

So, instead of getting angry thinking about the situation in another way can be beneficial to you in the long run.