Scheduler - Clinical

Partners Healthcare System Wellesley , MA 02482

Posted 1 week ago

Responsible for triaging phone calls from doctors' offices and patients to accurately schedule appropriate tests by obtaining demographic and medical information. Responsible for scheduling surgical procedures, as well as applicable pre-testing appointments. Provides appropriate preparatory information, including the daily generation and distribution of confirmation letters. Runs schedules and logs to verify accuracy. Responsible for other duties such as: filing, stocking supplies.

Essential Functions:

  • Answers telephone in a professional manner, always handling patients, peers, physicians, supervisors, and department personnel in a respectful manner, calling customers back instead of keeping them on hold

  • Triages phone calls from doctors' offices and patients, compiling appropriate information thoroughly, scheduling appropriate test per diagnosis and department schedules

  • Selects appropriate patient from master patient index, interfacing scheduling with registration

  • Informs caller of visit time and registration requirements

  • Provides procedure preparatory information including generating and distributing confirmation letters

  • Rearranges and reschedules as needed

  • Runs schedules and activity log to verify work and ensure accuracy

  • Keeps current on schedule changes by utilizing the booking notes

  • Participates in departmental meetings, in-services, and observes tests being performed in each department

  • Responsible for other duties such as: filing and stocking supplies

  • Books surgical procedures accurately and in accordance with established booking guidelines

  • Books procedures requiring anesthesia to be done in PACU, radiology, etc. in accordance with established booking guidelines

  • Makes decisions for placement of procedures in appropriate operating rooms according to established guidelines

  • Notifies nurse managers/resource of special requests relative to resources and equipment for surgical procedures

  • Coordinates surgical daily schedule

  • Understands the booking/scheduling functions as they relate to the overall functions of HSC, the operating room, PACU, etc.

  • Books special procedures, incorporating all components of departments and resources

  • Assures diagnoses are appropriate for tests scheduled in the department

  • Does call backs for mammogram patients who need to come for a follow up

  • Overrides "red" conflict times when appropriate and necessary

  • Communicate with radiologists when necessary to coordinate special testing

Qualifications:

Job Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of the special needs and behaviors of infant, child, adolescent, adult, and older adult patients required/preferred

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Typing and word processing at a 40 WPM minimum

  • Professional demeanor required

Education

  • Graduate of an accredited LPN program or minimum of an Associate's Degree in a healthcare related field required

  • Medical Terminology required

Experience

  • 2 yrs. experience preferred

  • Experience in diagnostic testing preferred

Licenses, Certifications and/or Registrations (if applicable): N/A


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