Job Outlook in the Ft. Lauderdale area:
- Demand for Health Technologists is expected to grow about 15%* between 2015 and 2023.
- Entry level wages for are about $13/hour**. Actual wages vary according to education, experience and certifications.
* Bureau of Labor Statistics
**The FL Dept. of Economic Opportunity
Health Unit Coordinator/Monitor Technician
630 hours/approx. 6 months – full time
M-F 7:05 a.m. – 1:50 p.m.
The program prepares the student for employment as a Health Unit Coordinator/Monitor Technician in hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers or medical offices. The Health Unit Coordinator is a key clerical person on the medical team, coordinating patient care, facilitating doctor’s orders, and communicating with the public. Emphasis is placed on excellent communication and interpersonal skills, computer literacy, and organized and efficient work practices. Students will also be taught how to perform a 12 – Lead EKG and interpret normal and abnormal heart rhythms. A clinical experience is offered along with classroom instruction and hands on practice.
Additional Skills Covered:
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Blood Borne Diseases HIV/AIDS, HBV
- Cardiovascular Diagnostic Modalities
- Communication & Interpersonal Skills
- Computer Literacy
- CPR, BLS Healthcare Provider
- EKG Testing & Interpretation
- Infection Control Procedures
- Legal and Ethical Responsibilities
- Math & Science Skills
- Medical Instrumentation Modalities
- Medical Terminology
- Patient Care Techniques
- Safety and Security Procedures
- Vital Signs
IMPORTANT NOTES REGARDING REGISTRATION:
- Registration processes for Health Science classes vary by program. For information specific to Health Unit Coordinator/Monitor Technican program, please e-mail the counselor at Nancy.Bussell@browardschools.com
- Students enrolling in any Health Science Education program must attend a Health Science program orientation on campus. At that time, information about the required Level II criminal background check and drug screening, per The Joint Commission, will be fully explained. Students who do not have a valid social security number may encounter difficulty with certain state licensing agencies and registries. Contact the program counselor for specific information.
Industry Certification & State Credential Exams:
Students will be prepared to take an approved state and/or nationally recognized industry certification or licensure exam in their field of study.
College Credit Transfer Opportunity and / or Advanced Credit:
Upon completion of the program and meeting eligibility requirements, students may articulate into another Health Science program at one of Broward’s Technical Colleges with advanced standing.
To get started in the Health Unit Coordinator / Monitor Technician program, sign up today for a program orientation!
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Step 1⇒ Attend a Program Orientation
Step 2 ⇒ Take the Tests of Adult Basic Education or meet exemption criteria
- See your counselor/advisor for details on test exemption criteria.
- Accommodations for testing are available to qualified individuals.
- Visit the Office of Disability Services for details before testing.
Step 3 ⇒ Meet with your counselor/advisor
- Receive test results
- Discuss technical or academic program placement
- Special needs
- Financial aid
- Registration procedures
Step 4 ⇒ Registration and Enrollment