Albany Medical Center Surgical Scheduler - Gastroenterology in Albany, New York
HBD - Medicine Gastroenterology
Day (United States of America)
Salary Range: Min. $18.00/hr - Max $26.15/hr
• Greet patients in a prompt, courteous and professional manner.• Interact with a diverse patient population.• Initiate surgical booking process as instructed by physician via flow sheet or surgical task.• Compile surgical packets for booking. (Containing booking sheet, check list, pre-op orders, consent form, pre-admission form, and prior auth.) Some variances on packets per physician preference, patient age and location of surgery.• In coordination with the surgeon, ensure consents are complete.• Obtain release of information to complete disability/FMLA paperwork as needed, also "Out of Work/School" notes. Work with nursing staff to complete if there are questions or concerns.• Be knowledgeable with state and government agencies to provide proper consents for patients who are wards of the state; work with facilities to obtain proper consents from patient proxies. • Schedule pre-surgical appointments for patients who need clearance and make sure clearances are sent to the appropriate places.• Communicate timely with all parties, including surgeon, patient, operating room, insurance company to ensure confirmation of the date of surgery as well as all appropriate surgical clearances are obtained.• Coordinate OR time/date with equipment rep, if needed.• Conveys professional image by adhering to the established dress code.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Responsible for initiating surgical booking process.
Compile booking sheets, all surgical consents, pre-op orders, prior authorization and pre-admission forms.
Preparing patient disability and out of work / school paperwork.
Responsible for updating the system with registration, scheduling and insurance information.
Responsible for discussing financial obligation and explaining regulatory forms, as well as answering any patient questions.
Works in multiple systems during patient facing interactions and telephone call receipts to complete accurate registration and to support the clinical workflow.
Understands the practice and hospital strategic plan.
Supports plans, policy and procedures, and initiatives within scope of their departments expectations and role.
Represents AMC and supports the ideals and principles of their department, the Practice, the Hospital and the Center.
Exemplifies Albany Med CARES guiding principles.
Is a champion to ensure an optimal patient experience.
Understands and promotes patient and employee safety as our top priority.
Promotes a safe environment and promptly reports issues.
Understands patient safety goals.
High School Diploma/G.E.D. - required
2-3 years office experience or one year of related experience in a medical practice - preferred
Experience using an electronic health record and Microsoft Office a plus.
Excellent customer service skills.
Ability to multi-task in a high patient volume unit.
Ability to learn and utilize resources.
Strong time management skills.
Ability to review information and draw appropriate conclusions.
Good judgement and ability to problem solve; escalate issues as needed.
Strong teamwork skills and work ethic.
Standing - Occasionally
Walking - Occasionally
Sitting - Constantly
Lifting - Rarely
Carrying - Rarely
Pushing - Rarely
Pulling - Rarely
Climbing - Rarely
Balancing - Rarely
Stooping - Rarely
Kneeling - Rarely
Crouching - Rarely
Crawling - Rarely
Reaching - Rarely
Handling - Occasionally
Grasping - Occasionally
Feeling - Rarely
Talking - Constantly
Hearing - Constantly
Repetitive Motions - Frequently
Eye/Hand/Foot Coordination - Frequently
Extreme cold - Rarely
Extreme heat - Rarely
Humidity - Rarely
Wet - Rarely
Noise - Occasionally
Hazards - Rarely
Temperature Change - Rarely
Atmospheric Conditions - Rarely
Vibration - Rarely
Thank you for your interest in Albany Medical Center!Albany Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer.This role may require access to information considered sensitive to Albany Medical Center, its patients, affiliates, and partners, including but not limited to HIPAA Protected Health Information and other information regulated by Federal and New York State statutes. Workforce members are expected to ensure that:Access to information is based on a “need to know” and is the minimum necessary to properly perform assigned duties. Use or disclosure shall not exceed the minimum amount of information needed to accomplish an intended purpose. Reasonable efforts, consistent with Albany Medical Center policies and standards, shall be made to ensure that information is adequately protected from unauthorized access and modification.
Thank you for your interest in Albany Medical Center!
Albany Medical is an equal opportunity employer.
This role may require access to information considered sensitive to Albany Medical Center, its patients, affiliates, and partners, including but not limited to HIPAA Protected Health Information and other information regulated by Federal and New York State statutes. Workforce members are expected to ensure that:
Access to information is based on a “need to know” and is the minimum necessary to properly perform assigned duties. Use or disclosure shall not exceed the minimum amount of information needed to accomplish an intended purpose. Reasonable efforts, consistent with Albany Med Center policies and standards, shall be made to ensure that information is adequately protected from unauthorized access and modification.
Albany Med is the centerpiece of medicine, research, and medical education in New York’s CapitalRegion and is the area's largest private employer with more than 10,000 employees.
Albany Med offers excellent career opportunities in a wide range of roles in both patient care andadministration. We value all our staff members and offer outstanding employee benefits including:
Excellent health care coverage (http://albanymedcareers.com/benefits/employee-health-%20benefits/) with lower copays at most Albany Med providers.
A wide array of services and programs to support emotional, physical, and mental wellbeing (http://albanymedcareers.com/benefits/employee-advantages/)
Anchored in the state’s historic capital city, Albany Med offers a full range outpatient and inpatient careand is home to the region’s largest hospital, only Level 1 trauma center, and only children’s hospital. Thedowntown campus also offers opportunities at Albany Medical College.
Albany Med partners with Columbia Memorial Health, Saratoga Hospital and Glens Falls Hospital to form the Albany Med Health System, serving more than three million people over 25 counties.