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Surgery Scheduler - CGH - Gold Beach
Under the general supervision of the Patient Care Service Director, the Surgery Scheduler is responsible for working with specialists, patients and the Perioperative Room team to ensure cases are scheduled at Curry General Hospital. This position is also responsible for serving as the patient liaison; facilitating all appointments, obtaining insurance authorization, managing OR block time, working closely with surgeons, surgery/clinic staff and the OR team. The Surgery Scheduler will arrange all procedure related patient appointments and testing as necessary.

Essential Functions:
Works closely with Providers and staff to maximize use of operating room “block time”; works with staff members across multiple departments including, but not limited to: Registration, Medical Records, Business Office, etc.
Ensures that all surgical cases have insurance approval on file prior to the day of procedure. Assists with registration and billing and as needed.
Schedules procedures and surgeries and assists PAT as necessary.
Knows network financial policies, familiar with services that are available, refers patients to financial counselor when appropriate. Ensures documentation meets current standards of practice and complies with all such guidelines.
Communicates effectively and clearly to supervisor, coworkers, and patients.
Other duties as assigned to support the overall effectiveness of the department and organizational performance in accordance with Curry Health Network’s Mission, Vision and Shared Values.

Minimum Education & Experience:
High school graduate or equivalent.
One year in a medical office setting preferred.
Experience with medical terminology and insurance preferred.
Ability to communicate in English; both verbally and written.
Additional languages preferred.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Basic computer knowledge.
Ability to type 40 words per minute.
Knowledge of medical terminology.
Excellent interpersonal skills.

Curry Health Network (a dba of Curry Health District) is comprised of a hospital and several medical clinics located on the southern Oregon coast. Curry Health Network is an Oregon special health district, a form of local government and municipal corporation that has been granted 501(c)(3) status by the Internal Revenue Service, and as such, has the exemptions and rights that such status affords.

Curry General Hospital in Gold Beach, a critical access hospital and the sole hospital in Curry County, is your community hospital; Curry Medical Practice with primary and specialty care is located in the hospital. Curry Medical Center with primary, specialty and same day care services is located in Brookings. Curry Medical Center-Emergency Care in Brookings provides 24/7/365 emergency department services, and Curry Family Medical serves Port Orford with primary care. Curry Health Network is committed to providing high quality health care with service excellence, close to home.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Curry Health Network shall not discriminate against any employees or applicants for employment or financial programs on the basis of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, marital status, age, physical or mental disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or any other category protected by federal, state or local laws.

Additional Information
Position Type : Full Time
Shift : Day
Ref Code: 03017G

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