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Providence Health & Services Health Unit Coordinator in Valdez, Alaska


Providence is calling a Health Unit Coordinator (HUC) (Medical Surgical, Variable Shift, 0.0 FTE) to Providence Valdez Medical Center in Valdez, 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. This is an on-call position.

In this position you will:

  • Collaborate with team members to coordinate department activities and flow of information between teams and other departments.

  • Prepare medical record on admission, maintain all active medical records in designated order.

  • Maintain security of all patient medical records and security of the nurse’s station and acute and ER area.

  • Establish and maintain daily communication with team and other departments.

  • Assist in preparation of the appropriate forms for lab and radiology tests.

  • Accurately transcribe physician and nursing orders to the appropriate forms for the patient care plan; flags orders for licensed staff review and signature.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Knowledge of medical terminology, medical transcription, computer data entry and health information functions

  • Accurate typing speed of 30 wpm

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • 1 year experience in health care activities or institutional setting, preferably as a HUC

About the Providence Valdez Medical Center

Providence Valdez Medical Center is a 21 bed Critical Access Hospital and we employ about 100 people (87 FTE’s). Of those 21 beds, 10 are licensed Long Term Care beds and 11 are Acute/Swing Beds. We have four physicians on our active medical staff who practice out of the Valdez Medical Clinic. Our average daily census is three-four inpatients and 20-30 outpatients. Our facility contains an emergency room, labor room, post-partum, nursery, cardiac room, orthopedic, and med/surg rooms. We also have an operating room for emergency surgeries and elective procedures, C-sections, hernias and appendectomies. All our beds are licensed for “swing bed” status of which 1-3 are usually occupied.

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: On Call

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Other Healthcare Support

Location: Alaska-Valdez

Req ID: 259835