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Surgery Scheduler

  • Job ID: 589156737
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Pinnacle Health Medical Services - Specialty
  • Department: York Bladder_Pelvic
  • Location: 1600 6th Avenue, York PA 17403
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $15.19 to $22.65 / hour

Description

Our team is growing and we have a variety of opportunities available for Surgery Scheduler. If you’re passionate about patient care and looking for a career that offers great benefits and plenty of room for growth, we invite you to explore this opportunity today!

This position will work in York, PA, Monday through Friday.  The hours are on Monday and Tuesday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Wednesday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30, and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Strong preference given to applicants who have graduated from a Medical Assistant program and previous experience with insurance authorization. 

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 the department to troubleshoot procedural and operations issues.
  • Coordinate and monitor patient follow-up through the Refract Tracker and EPIC.
  • Prepare and forward all necessary admission reservations/requisitions, including demographics and insurance information to hospitals.
  • Coordinate cases and communicates with hospital personnel to obtain approval for hospital admissions.
  • Discuss and coordinate financial arrangements prior to surgery including the collection of pre-payments.
  • Ensure that informed consent is signed.
  • Provide patients with pre and postoperative instruction according to service specific guidelines.
  • Coordinate patient education seminars and schedule physicians accordingly.
  • Collect data for a research study.
  • Schedule pre-screening exams, diagnostic testing, post-operative appointments, and surgical cases for all patients.
  • Ensure all billing and insurance information is current and accurate.
  • Complete special projects as assigned.
  • Act as liaison between patient and referring physicians.
  • Obtain pre-certification and/or referral prior to the date of the procedure.
  • Coordinate and track internal and external marketing efforts.
  • Attend and schedule department meetings.
  • Answer and respond to all incoming telephone inquiries regarding surgery and provides educational material, both verbally and through printed materials.

 

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 for dealing with physicians, patients, and their families, and other employees.
  • The 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 regard 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:
Clearances must be dated within 90 days.
 

  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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