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Providence Surgery Scheduling Specialist in Hood River, Oregon


Providence is calling a Surgery Scheduling Specialist - Surgical Services (1.0 FTE, Days) to Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital in Hood River, OR

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We are seeking a Surgery Scheduling Specialist - Surgical Services that will be accountable for scheduling various complex Surgical and Medical procedures by obtaining appropriate surgical procedure, specialized equipment, and other specialized resources, implants and current/historical medical information (i.e., ICD9 Coding, Medical History, including allergies and Patient Demographic Profile). Complexity of this position is evidenced by the use of simple and complex medical terminology and enterprise scheduling protocols. Surgical Scheduling Specialist must also think independently and make relatively complex decisions in a fast-paced environment. Provides superior customer service and service recovery, utilizing good judgment that meets or exceeds the expectations of patients, visitors, physicians and Providence Health System staff. Surgical Services Scheduling Specialist is accountable for the efficient coordination of the operating schedule(s) including: preoperative scheduling of surgical and medical procedures and assisting the OR Manager, Assistant Nurse Manager, Surgery Lead, and Anesthesia Team Leader with daily facilitation of the schedule. Other duties are inclusive of patient charges and post case data into EPIC; assess, order and maintain unit office supplies. The Surgical Services Scheduling Specialist serves as the liaison and first contact of communication for the operating room; displays professional interpersonal skills and presence when communicating with physicians, staff and the public; as the front-line customer service representative, upholds and exhibits the core values in all communication.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Schedule surgeries and other medical procedures according to approved guidelines including specialized blocks and group or individual physician blocked schedules

  • Obtain necessary info and advise appropriate departments for emergent add on cases as well as print off necessary paperwork

  • Verify credentialing status of physicians requesting reservations for their patients and appropriate identification of procedure for accurate resource map for proper utilization of resources

  • Understand and utilize all aspects of EPIC and EPIC reporting

  • Verify patient's full legal name, spelling and date of birth and accurately inputs all required information into EPIC

  • Obtain needed information from numerous sources including all medical floors, all referring physician offices

  • Courteously and professionally responding to multiple phone calls and requests that often occur simultaneously

  • Take surgery-scheduling requests from physician offices

  • Collect and schedule accurate information regarding surgical procedure scheduled, physician or patient special requirements, patient demographics to avoid duplicate errors, and/or refers call to appropriate person/department

  • Collaborate with surgical services OR manager, assistant nurse manager and surgery lead regarding scheduling, resource or staffing conflicts

  • Communicate changes in surgery schedule to appropriate departments i.e. SSU or other enterprise pathways scheduling departments, i.e. CVL, Pathology or Diagnostic imaging


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • High School Diploma -OR- GED

  • Proficiency in the use of personal windows based computers

Preferred qualifications for this position includes:

  • Coursework/Training: Business or college courses

  • Coursework/Training: Completion of intermediate level medical terminology -OR- On the job equivalent history

  • Demonstrated outstanding customer service experience

  • Three (3) years of Medical office or hospital experience in surgery field

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As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

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Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Patient Services

Location: Oregon-Hood River

Req ID: 278272