Should I Work on Another Floor as a Health Unit Coordinator? (Video)

There are two advantages of working on another floor as a Health Unit Coordinator.

The first thing is that you learn who the doctors are. In the unit where I work now, I may see a podiatrist or a gastroenterologist once or twice a year. But I see cardiologists all day, every day. 

But when I float to the orthopedics floor, I see the podiatrists. I see the orthopedics. Now, I can put the face to the name.

The second thing is that you increase your medical terminology vocabulary.

How often do you think that I print up a consent for an amputation below the knee? Not often. But if I saw an order for a consent for Right BKA, I know what it means and will get it done.

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