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Surgery Scheduler

Company: RINCON AMBULATORY SURGERY CENTER
Location: Tucson
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

NEW! Outpatient Surgery Center opening in October! M-F day shift! - No Weekends, No call, No Major Holidays! - We are looking for an experienced Surgery Scheduler (prefer Epic experience) who values teamwork and thrives in a busy outpatient environment. - -Summary Job Description The Scheduler is responsible for collecting patient data and timely procedural information from the surgeons' office staff. The scheduler enters the data into the business software program, communicates equipment, staffing and ancillary needs to the Director of Nursing or designee, and confirms insurance authorizations as necessary. The Scheduler may be cross-trained in other functions of the business office and reports to the Director of Nursing.
Responsibilities

  • Schedule all surgery center procedures as requested by the physician or the physician's office staff.
  • Confirm correct patient, procedure and side/site with the physician's office at the time of scheduling.
  • Capture complete and accurate patient clinical, demographic and insurance information to include authorizations as needed.
  • Communicate and coordinate efforts with the Director of Nursing or designee to prevent equipment and staffing conflicts and schedule ancillary services relative to a procedure.
  • Arrange for anesthesia coverage for all necessary scheduled procedures.
  • Assist with registration forms and patient chart preparation when necessary.
  • Communicate and coordinate with the Director of Nursing or designee regarding same day and next day add-on cases, scheduling conflicts, and any patient problems.
  • Maintain positive communication with Medical Staff members and their office personnel.
  • Track cancellations and monitor and maintain block time.
  • May cross-train in other office functions such as medical records preparation and follow up.
  • Perform other duties as administratively assigned.
  • Respect patient's rights.
  • Perform actions that demonstrate accountability.
  • Orient, instruct, and train assigned personnel.
  • Enhance professional growth and development through participation in various programs, in-services, workshops and meetings.Customer Relations and Personal Behaviors:
    • Demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills which promote a positive environment, teamwork and loyalty to the organization.
    • Maintain a collegial relationship with physicians to ensure quality patient care.
    • In accordance with the ambulatory surgery center philosophy, present behaviors and actions which create a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, physicians, vendors and Surgery Center staff.
    • Demonstrate behaviors and actions which support the mission, goals and operations of the Surgery Center that also contribute to continuous service improvement.
    • Exhibit flexibility, adapting readily to changes in the work environment and/or work schedule.
    • Maintain a positive attitude, even during periods of stress and challenge.
    • Maintain positive attendance and communicate in advance any absences from work.
      Qualifications
      • High school graduate
      • Two (2) years of related experience using scheduling software preferred.
      • Demonstrated ability to type 45 wpm.
      • Comprehension of medical terminology.
      • Minimum one (1) year scheduling experience in an ambulatory surgery facility, acute-care hospital, or doctor's office.
      • Experience using Windows applications
      • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
      • Ability to prioritize and complete tasks in a timely manner.
      • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BLS) or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire
      • Intermittent and prolonged physical mobility/activity including walking, standing, sitting, lifting up to 50 pounds, pulling and pushing of carts, equipment, etc. - Must be able to bend body downward at the waist; be able to kneel.

Keywords: RINCON AMBULATORY SURGERY CENTER, Tucson , Surgery Scheduler, Healthcare , Tucson, Arizona

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