Surgical Coordinator - Orthopaedics - 11341
University of Florida Jacksonville Healthcare Inc. - Jacksonville, FL

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University of Florida Jacksonville Healthcare, Inc. has supported the University of Florida's physician practice in Jacksonville and other northern Florida and southern Georgia communities since 1971. UFJHI provides a wide range of business services to one of the largest mixed specialty practices in the southeastern United States consisting of over 300 physicians working in 30 clinics. UFJHI is an exciting and challenging place to work. We really care about the communities and patients that we serve. Our employees work alongside nationally and internationally renowned physicians who are engaged in teaching and research as well as providing healthcare services. Primarily located in Jacksonville, Florida, UFJHI also offers a great north Florida lifestyle with countless recreational activities, museums, orchestras along with professional and amateur sports.

JOB DUTIES

Scope of the Job

Under the supervision of the Ambulatory Administrator, directs, coordinates and facilitates the surgical scheduling activities of all clinic physicians. Utilizes appropriate administrative, financial and operational policies and procedures to facilitate continuity of care for the surgical patient. Acts as liaison between the department and other surgical and financial areas.

Essential Functions

The essential functions are the primary dimensions for performance review.

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Maintains patient privacy.

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Utilizing the surgery scheduling program, is responsible for posting all surgical cases.

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Identifies and requests specialized equipment and/or personnel required by the physicians for performance of each surgical case.

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Coordinates the scheduling of all pre-operative testing, and history and physical.

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Instructs patients on administrative, financial and pre-operative processes.

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Verifies insurance coverage and obtains appropriate authorizations for all surgical cases.

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Reviews clinicals with precertification staff from the various insurance carriers.

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Maintains appropriate surgical authorization logs for all physicians within the department

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Prepares reports as requested, educates staff members and physicians in new processes, policies and procedures.

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Other duties as assigned.

Secondary Functions

Adhere to all regulatory requirements such as, JCAHO, CLIA, HIPAA, etc.

Temperament

Must be able to perform under stress when confronted with emergency, critical, or unusual situations. Must be capable of dealing with periodic cyclical workload pressures and levels of responsibility. Required to make independent judgments without supervision. Must be able to make generalizations, evaluations, or decisions based on sensory or judgmental criteria. Must have the adaptability to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure. Requires the ability to work with people beyond giving and receiving instructions.

SKILLS, QUALIFICATIONS, AND REQUIRED EXPERIENCE

Skills

Demonstrated knowledge of specialty surgical procedures with associated acuity levels and specialized equipment, ancillary services and staffing needs.

Experience

1 year experience scheduling required. Experience in electronic surgical scheduling program a plus.

Education and Certifications

High School diploma or GED from accredited institution required; Medical Terminology required.

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