Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Lead Surgical Scheduler/Patient Liaison for the Department of Surgery within the Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
The primary purpose of the Lead Surgical Scheduler/Patient Liaison is to ensure that all office visits, surgeries in the OR, out-patient procedures are scheduled in an organized, efficient, and timely manner. In addition to scheduling, position is responsible for contacting insurance companies to obtain authorization prior to all procedures. Serves as a liaison between Cardiothoracic surgery and all surgical divisions requiring cardiothoracic surgeons present during surgery, the hospital operating rooms, radiology, oncology, insurance companies, patients, and third party vendors whose equipment is required in the OR. Position requires interaction and competency in providing care to patients in all age categories.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Main liaison to the RWJUH OR staff to ensure that all instruments and appropriate staff/technicians are available in the OR.
Must be proficient in IDX, EMR, ARIA, and Centricity. All acquired information relevant to each surgeon's surgical schedule must be accurate and entered in a timely manner. Must organize and maintain the clinic and surgical schedules for physicians and physician assistants.
Precertifies all OR cases and out-patient procedures. Ensures that all pre-certifications and authorizations are documented in ARIA and/or EMR and that all relevant information is entered that complies with the patient's insurance. Must work collaboratively with nursing staff and physicians to ensure all diagnostic coding is properly recorded.
Maintains surgical procedure abstract database for departmental tracking; maintains patient visit database for lung cancer screening.
Schedules new patient and post-operative appointments for both in-person and telemedicine visits. Obtains necessary reports, testing, and correspondence for patients' clinical visits. Works collaboratively with physicians and nursing staff to ensure patients progress through the specified treatment pathway in a timely manner.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Four (4) years of progressively more responsible clerical experience including receptionist and scheduling duties, plus at least two (2) years of surgical scheduling.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Proficient in ICD-10 and CPT coding.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office, specifically Word, Excel, and Outlook.
Detail oriented and possess excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills.
Able to multi-task in a busy office environment.
Posting Number: 21ST0897
Location: Downtown New Brunswick
Internal Number: 130243
About Rutgers University
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