SURGICAL SERVICES COORDINATOR (PCN 736)
Work Hours: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
The Surgical Services Coordinator (SSC) assists the Surgical Services Manager with administrative tasks and functions as a member of the Peri-Operative health care team by scheduling all operative and invasive procedures, clarifying registration & pre-authorization, recording statistics, assembling charts, performing all clerical duties, and providing direct and indirect patient care as needed. The SSC strives to assist patients and staff members in maintaining optimum safety and efficiency, and to provide a positive surgical experience for all involved.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
- Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age
- Must have a high school diploma or GED
- Must have and keep current BLS certification
- Must demonstrate the ability to lift up to 50 pounds without self-injury, to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time, to stoop, and to move heavy, cumbersome objects.
- Must be willing to be directed and to follow directions explicitly.
- Must be able to demonstrate good written and oral communication skills and proper telephone etiquette.
- Knowledge of medical terminology.
- Basic computer knowledge including Word and Excel.
- Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
- Medical office and clerical experience including HIPAA standards
- Computerized registration, admitting, and discharge experience
- Insurance verification experience, including rules for inpatient and outpatient surgeries
- Excellent customer service skill, personable and professional with patients, staff and physicians
- Ability to remain calm, professional demeanor in all situations
South Peninsula Hospital is a combined 22 bed critical access hospital and 28 bed long term care facility located at the southern end of the Kenai Peninsula in South-Central Alaska. The working environment is generally pleasant, clean and well maintained. The position requires the ability to follow specific detailed instructions, walking, lifting, pushing and positioning heavy objects including both patients and equipment, and to maintain composure under stressful circumstances. The SSC may be exposed to organic and inorganic substances, may be required to stand or sit for long periods, and may be exposed to falls, muscle strains, and heavy lifting hazards. Most work is performed indoors. Work hours may fluctuate based on the demands of the surgery schedule but will generally fall between 7:30 am to 5:00 pmMonday through Friday.