||POSITION SUMMARY: The Practice Scheduler spends 50% or more of time coordinating patient appointments, including tests, procedures (including surgery) and works closely with Central Scheduling. Also spends considerable time processing prior authorizations and documenting such. Duties to include but not limited to:
- Manage incoming telephone lines
- Schedule new patient and follow up appointments for multiple providers
- Schedules tests, procedures, referral appointments with scheduling center
- Communicates with patients regarding appointments and instructions for procedures and tests
- Document information in Patient's chart.
- Direct patient contact at check in and check out
- Process insurance prior authorization and document
Other Skills Required:
- Graduate/equivalent of a 2-year program in a medical science field or equivalent in work experience.
- Medical terminology
- 2 years medical office experience or Bachelor's Degree with 6 months of medical office experience
- 1-2 years' experience with personal computers and frontline customer service
Physical Requirements: Sitting, standing, reaching, bending, walking and stretching, hearing/verbal/visual acuity, ability to keyboard for extended periods of time.Working Environment: A busy, oftentimes stressful, ambulatory facility providing direct patient care, considerable amount of direct patient/customer contact.
Equal Opportunity Employment
We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status.
- Excellent customer service skills
- Ability to work both independently and as a team
- Clear and effective communication skills
- Ability to multi-task
- Keyboarding skills of 35 wpm
- Familiar with Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel)
- Ability to coordinate schedules for multiple physicians and physician extenders in a fast paced environment