Are you passionate about helping people? Do you want to make a difference in people's lives?
At Cedars-Sinai Health Care Foundation you'll learn from dedicated healthcare professionals every single day and use state-of-the-art facilities to do something incredible - for yourself and for others. The Surgery/Procedure Scheduler schedules patient surgeries, outpatient procedures and performs other related surgery and procedure scheduling tasks for various medical specialties. The S urgery/Inpatient Scheduler schedules patient surgeries, outpatient procedures and performs other related surgery and procedure scheduling tasks for various medical specialties of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Care Foundation. Depending on the needs of the department, this position may be structured as either a front-office position, with additional responsibilities of a Patient Service Representative ("PSR") that focuses on surgery scheduling and related administrative tasks or as a back-office position, with additional responsibilities of a Medical Assistant ("MA") that focuses on surgery scheduling in combination with general back office tasks. In the latter case, the surgery/procedure scheduler will have certification as a medical assistant.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Coordinates surgery/procedure time between patient, hospital/outpatient surgery center, and physician.
Maintains calendar of surgery and procedure times. Follows up with physician to resolve conflicts of schedule in a timely manner.
Pre-certifies procedures with insurance company.
Obtains necessary special equipment requested by physician for specific procedures.
Serves as a primary contact for the patient, provides pre- and post-procedure instructions and assists with patient inquires.
Works actively to ensure that all arrangements have been made to ensure a timely and orderly environment for each surgical procedure.
Follows up with all parties involved to communicate changes in schedule or place of surgery. Ensure that all changes are handled in an orderly fashion.
Responsibilities will be in combination with one of the following (i.e. Patient Service Rep or Medical Assistant) job description, depending on the needs of the department.
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research... and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major teaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.