Surgical Scheduling Coordinator

Company: Shriners Hospitals For Children ( Learn More )

General Information
High School
At least 1 year(s)
Job Description The Surgical Scheduling Coordinator is responsible for scheduling of patients in the operating room and ensuring physicians and other staff, pre-operative requirements, equipment, instruments, supplies, and other resources are efficiently coordinated.   Works closely with Admissions Coordinator to identify patients for surgery and any special needs.   Communicates with patients' families with necessary information.  Keeps physicians and staff current of the schedule and notify them of any changes.  Contacts vendors to obtain necessary instrumentation based on the physician's preferences, supplies and implants prior to case. 
Job RequirementsMinimum 1  year experience scheduling surgeries required, preferably in an acute care facility, outpatient surgical center or surgeon's office preferred.  Pediatric and/or orthopedic knowledge preferred.  Excellent communication  skills and detail-oriented.  Medical terminology and computer experience required.  Medical assisting or nursing background helpful.