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Providence Health & Services Health Unit Coordinator in Anchorage, Alaska


Providence is calling a Health Unit Coordinator (HUC) (Med Surg, Day Shift, 1.0 FTE) to St. Elias Specialty Hospital, Alaska. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position you will:

  • Works in collaboration with the Nurse Manager to assign all appropriate personnel to appropriate shifts.

  • Provides staff with both written and verbal communication as needed on schedule changes.

  • Responds to and prioritizes multiple requests via phone, fax, e-mail and in person.

  • Assists to coordinate shifting of staff due to “call-outs”, vacations, holidays, and vacancies.

  • Receives, track and process leave requests.

  • Receives, and track Employee Illness log.

  • Assists Nurse Manager with employee recognition activities, orientation, staff meeting and other job related duties. Takes and records meeting minutes.

  • Assists Nurse Educator or other staff with special projects as time permits.

  • Participates in Quality Improvement activities as requested.

  • Other job related duties as assigned.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • High school diploma or GED.

  • 2 years experience in a senior secretary role including 1 year of previous medical services background in scheduling,

  • Medical terminology or physician's or hospital office administration. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), general comfort level with Internet/Intranet usage

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate in a professional manner under stress

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Knowledge of medical terminology desired.

About St. Elias Specialty Hospital

St. Elias Specialty Hospital is owned by Providence Health System. The hospital has 59 beds, almost all private rooms. The facility features state of the art equipment to provide extended inpatient acute care for patients.

At St. Elias Specialty Hospital, we provide customized, physician-driven services for patients requiring longer stays in an acute care environment due to multiple or complex medical conditions. We are not a permanent placement for patients; rather we are an answer for many patients who are acutely ill and need to take the first steps towards rehabilitation or home.

Most of our patients are admitted from a traditional acute care hospital, often from the Intensive Care Unit. Families of patients are welcome to contact us to see if we might be an option for their loved one.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Administrative (Clinical)

Location: Alaska-Anchorage

Req ID: 251928