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Surgery Scheduler

  • Job ID: 2100000E
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 8:30am- 5:00pm
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Jameson
  • Department: Operating Room
  • Location: 1211 Wilmington Avenue, New Castle PA 16105
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $14.38 to $21.89 / hour

Description

UPMC Jameson located in New Castle, PA is currently seeking a Full Time Surgery Scheduler to join the team in the Operating Room! This position will be Monday- Friday with the hours of 8:30am- 5:00pm! The main purpose of this role is to coordinate and schedule patients for in-patient and out-patient surgical. 

Purpose:
Coordinate and schedule patients for in-patient and outpatient surgical procedures. Assist the surgeon and the administrator in promoting, developing and monitoring all aspects of operations.

Responsibilities:

  • Work directly with department to troubleshoot scheduling issues.
  • Prepare and forward all necessary admission reservations/requisitions, including demographics and insurance information to hospital departments.
  • Coordinate cases and communicate with OR leadership and daily huddles.
  • Coordinate schedule with various departments (ex. Ultrasound, Nuclear med, etc.)
  • Complete special projects as assigned.
  • Act as liaison between patient and physician offices.
  • Attend department meetings as needed.
  • Answer and respond to all incoming telephone inquiries regarding surgery and provides educational material, both verbally and through printed materials.
  • Maintain block schedule.
  • Supply finance with updated, accurate block schedules.
  • Monitor surgery schedule for vertical scheduling opportunities.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Completion of a medical assisting program or 2-4 years experience in a medical field.
  • Proficiency in medical terminology preferred. General knowledge of computer software and practice management databases is essential.
  • Knowledge of the Epic practice management programs preferred.
  • Strong organization, time management and interpersonal skills. Tact and diplomacy are necessary in dealing with physicians, patients and their families and other employees.
  • Ability to deal compassionately and professionally with patients is essential.
  • Work independently and possess sound decision-making skills.
  • Knowledge of insurance regulations, specifically Medicare, BC/BS, managed care plans and workers compensation carriers regarding scheduling and approval of surgical procedures.
  • Ability to prioritize work demands.
  • Ability to consistently maintain confidentiality with regards to all job assignments and related information.
  • Access to medications is limited to the distribution of the medication to the nurse.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

 

  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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