Coordinator Priorities

As a Health Unit Coordinator, it's important to remember that dedication and loyalty are valuable traits but don't always lead to financial success. That's why it's essential to focus on the money and ensure you're fairly compensated for your work. Staying in a job that doesn't pay you what you're worth or treats you poorly isn't worth it in the long run. You deserve to be paid for your skills and experience, and if you're not, it might be time to start looking for other opportunities.

After all, loyalty can only take you so far, and a steady paycheck is what ultimately pays the bills.


Code Phrases

Emergency code phrases are essential in hospitals to alert employees about various situations without alarming patients and visitors. Each hospital may have its unique code phrase. These code phrases extend to situations like a violent patient, visitor, employee, or fire.

Knowing these code phrases can mean the difference between life and death, and hospital employees are drilled on them to ensure they can respond quickly and efficiently to any emergency.


Patient Diversity

Working in healthcare, you are bound to encounter all sorts of patients with unique needs and challenges. From elderly patients to those suffering from serious illnesses, every patient is different and requires an individualized approach to their care.

One patient may require extra attention due to their non-compliant diabetic condition, while another may have survived a traumatic car accident and need extensive medical attention. Additionally, drug addicts and smokers add a level of complexity to treatment plans.

Though each patient will present their own set of difficulties, they deserve compassionate and attentive care – which makes this profession so rewarding.


Workplace Romance

Dating a coworker can be tricky, but it's not impossible. I know firsthand because I dated someone I met at work for two years. We kept our relationship quiet and low-key because I didn't want to be the subject of the rumor mill. While it was a positive experience, I caution against dating superiors or anyone who could potentially impact your career. Keeping the romance out of the office and maintaining a professional attitude while enjoying your relationship outside of work is important.

At the end of the day, you want to be known for your hard work and not your personal life. So, keep your love life quiet and bask in the joy of being the subject of something other than office gossip.


CPR Importance

CPR is a life-saving skill that everyone should know. While most hospitals require their staff to know it, some still need to. I remember working at a hospital where everyone was taught how to do it, but it wasn't mandatory at my current workplace. Despite this, I couldn't shake the feeling that I should relearn how to perform CPR.

Knowing how to do CPR could mean the difference between life and death. I strongly encourage anyone not knowing how to perform CPR to take a course and learn. You never know when to use this valuable skill to save someone's life.