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Surgery Scheduler - Clinic - Surgery Ortho - F/T - Days at Careers | UC Irvine Health - 11214

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Updated: July 25, 2018
Job Family: Support Services

Job Description & Salary Range

UC Title:                                     Principal Admitting Worker

Position Number:                      10002331

Reports to:                                 Sr Ambulatory Practice Manager

Working Title:                            Surgery Scheduler

Cost Center:                              Clinic - Surgery Ortho (7266)

Bargaining Unit:                       EX

FLSA:                                          Nonexempt

Job Code:                                  9031

Date Created:                            11/09/2016

Shift:                                           Day Shift

Hours:                                         40.00


Position Summary: 

Under supervision of the Ambulatory Practice Manager and Admit Worker Supervisor the incumbent's responsibility would include but are not limited to obtaining authorizations for surgery. The incumbent is responsible for scheduling surgeries, obtains insurance authorizations and obtains medical clearance based on medical center policies and procedures. Other responsibilities include problem solving and making sure that customer service for preoperative appointments, scheduled surgeries and post operative appointments are optimal. Ensures that provides operative schedules are scheduled with optimal utilization of medical center resources. Ensures patients are scheduled according to the department‘s policies and procedures. Verifies patient eligibility, submitting for authorizations, and following through to ensure all visits and surgeries are approved. All messages are responded to within department guidelines. The incumbent maintains flexibility to perform other essential functions.  Actively participates in the department‘s continuous quality improvement, maintains departmental reports and participates in departmental Project Improvement (PI) projects. The incumbent is able to resolve the more complex or unusual situations requiring broad based knowledge of the Ambulatory Care Practice.


Salary Range: 


Rate    Minimum  $20.86   Midpoint  $23.40   Maximum  $25.94


Required Qualifications:

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships across the HealthSystem

Ability to interpret and understand various medical insurance plans and make accurate determinations regarding coverage

Ability to maintain a work pace appropriate to the workload

Ability to work weekends, holidays, and evenings

Demonstrated experience using MS Office

Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

General knowledge of ICD9 and CPT codes

Minimum one (1) year recent experience (within past two (2) years) registering patients in a hospital or clinic, working as a Medical Assistant, or working in medical billing

Must be able to travel to off site physician practices

Must demonstrate customer service skills appropriate to the job

Must demonstrate general understanding of medical terminology

Must possess the skill, knowledge and ability essential to the successful performance of assigned duties

Previous experience with computer registration and registration scheduling system


Preferred Qualifications:

Bilingual in English and Spanish

Experience in surgical scheduling

Experience with Epic

Familiarity of Joint Commission standards

Knowledge of University and medical center organizations, policies, procedures and forms


Physical, Mental & Environmental Demands:

To comply with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the essential physical, mental and environmental requirements for this job are listed below. These are requirements normally expected to perform regular job duties. Incumbent must be able to successfully perform all of the functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.






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