Scheduling Specialist

 

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General Job Title: Scheduling Specialist

Department: Patient Access

Basic Function and Scope of Responsibilities:
The Scheduling Specialist provides medical office support to patients and the clinical teams. Schedules return appointments including follow-up visits, treatments, labs or tests, referrals and scans. Monitor and distribute inbound and outbound documentation whether electronic or paper format to clinical teams as needed.

Organizational Structure: Reports to Patient Access Director

Principle Responsibilities:
• Schedules and coordinates all patient follow-up appointments, tests, labs, treatment, scans, and referrals.
• Answers the telephone and greets patients in a courteous, efficient manner. Routes messages to appropriate discipline.
• Multi-tasks by entering data into computer system while on the phone or in person with patients.
• Ensuring all patient information and prior authorizations are obtained prior to scheduling.
• Demonstrates excellent customer service. Responds promptly to patient, physician and clinical requests.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

Education Requirements
• High School Graduate or equivalent with GED
• Previous Medical Office experience preferred.
Performance Requirements


Knowledge:
• Knowledge of medical terminology
• Knowledge of computer systems
• Knowledge of electronic medical records
• Knowledge of HIPAA
• Knowledge of medical practice policies and procedures


Skills and Abilities:
• Excellent customer service skills.
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Strong multitasking abilities.
• Prior scheduling experience preferred.
• Good verbal and written communication skills.
• Electronic Medical Records experience preferred.
• Strong computer skills including Windows file management and MS Office, and email experience.
• Ability to work productively and effectively in a fast-paced environment.

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