Health Unit Coordinators perform clerical tasks: answering phones and processing paperwork. Health unit coordinators also often act as a liaison between patients, nurses, providers, and different departments within the clinic or hospital or other care facility. Other tasks can include but not limited to, scheduling procedures, internal and external referrals, and ordering medical and office supplies. Health unit coordinators are a part of a broader medical team, and are expected to keep pace with the potentially hurried and stressful environments in which they work. . Under direction of an RN or LPN processes physicians order, assists with unit maintenance and other duties as assigned.