How to be Proactive as a Health Unit Coordinator

Below is a list of ways I’m proactive as a Health Unit Coordinator. Being proactive means acting in anticipation of future problems, needs, or changes. I like to get the small things out of the way so I can be ready for anything.


  • If a patient is coming, I’ll prepare the chart and fill in the ADT (Admission/Discharge/Transfer) Book as much as possible.
  • I’ll make sure all the printers are filled with enough paper.
  • I ensure we have enough supplies in the pantry and the breakroom.
  • I’ll ask the nurses and PCAs if they need any calls placed or supplies ordered.
  • I don’t wait until a new alert pops up to check the electronic chart. I stay on top of the new orders all day.
  • Finally, be constantly aware of what’s happening around the unit. 

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