Perioperative Information Coordinator - TCAS
Howard County General Hospital - Columbia, MD

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- High school diploma or equivalent is required
- 1-2 years experience is required
- Ability to pass medical terminology assessment
SUMMARY:
Supports Documentation Central and the Surgical Services department by assisting with clerical duties and responsibilities related to preoperative patient preparation. Responsible for maintenance and coordination of pertinent preoperative information related to surgical patient care within the Surgical Services division. Emphasis will be on gathering, compiling, sorting all pertinent preoperative patient information to adequately prepare the patient for surgery. This includes but is not limited to history and physicals, office notes, preoperative laboratory results, EKG results and any other studies requested by the surgeon, primary care or anesthesiologist. The Perioperative Information Coordinator will also interface with the physician offices, their staffs, patients as needed to facilitate a quality outcome for the patient and support preparation of the patient. The Perioperative Information Coordinator has the sole responsibility of assuring complete and timely preparation of the patient's surgical record including all information and perusal/communication of the information for critical values/information. The job duties affect direct patient care through the completion of tasks which allow others to provide direct care. Work requires internal contacts outside the work group to resolve mutual problems and to collaborate on work procedures. Responsible for ensuring that satisfaction and service with internal contacts is maintained. Contact with external contacts is for ongoing service, handling of routing transactions and providing detailed information about a selected service or capability.

QUALIFICATIONS:

High school diploma or general education diploma (GED) plus a minimum of one (1) year experience as a medical unit secretary or operating room data entry clerk required. Experience in an operating room preadmission testing center helpful. Knowledge of medical terminology is required and must be able to pass medical terminology and medication test. Experience with an OR data system helpful.

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