Acute Unit Coordinator

Work Area: 
Medical Nursing Unit M3
Base Site: 
Mt St Joseph Hospital
Job Category: 
Acute Care Hospital
Mon-Fri 0730-1530, 0930-1730, 1530-2230; Sat-Sun 0900-2100

We have an exciting casual Unit Coordinator position that has recently opened up at Mount Saint Joseph. If you have your UC certificate, have experience working as a UC in an acute setting and are open to working nights, days, evenings and weekends on a casual basis we encourage you to apply!


Under the direction of the Operations Leader or delegate, the Unit Coordinator performs a variety of duties in support of coordinating the clerical functions of the designated unit such as; processing a high volume of physician orders utilizing manual and/or computerized software, performing reception duties, maintaining patient charts, typing, record keeping and staffing duties.


Ability to type 30 wpm.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Ability to deal with others effectively.
Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
Ability to organize work.
Ability to operate related equipment.
Knowledge of Medical Terminology.


Grade 12, graduation from a recognized Unit Clerk training program, plus one years’ recent related experience.


Processes physician orders utilizing manual and/or computerized software as per established procedures.

Performs receptionist duties by receiving telephone calls, patients, visitors, and others, answers inquiries or directs to appropriate area or staff.

Sets up, maintains, and completes patient charts; records information such as weight, temperature, pulse, and respiration, and lab test results in charts or other records as directed; attaches documents such as laboratory and special examination reports to charts after review by professional staff; completes discharge charts for Health Records according to established procedures.

Performs specific clerical duties as required such as typing, record keeping and ordering supplies, entering and retrieving computerized data and patient information and sorting and distributing mail.

Performs staffing duties such as receives or transfers calls from staff regarding illness and absence form work; calls in relief staff according to pre-determined guidelines and maintains staff records and schedules.

Performs other related duties as assigned.