Surgical Coordinator Job Description

Surgical Coordinator Job Description

June 5th, 2019

A Surgical Coordinator performs administrative duties at a surgical clinic or hospital. The Surgical Coordinator is responsible for processing incoming patients, answering the telephones, filling out and filing paperwork, and scheduling all aspects of patients' surgical procedures.

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We are looking for a meticulous and detail-oriented Surgical Coordinator to be responsible for administrative and clerical tasks. The Surgical Coordinator's responsibilities include scheduling appointments with the Surgeon, calling patients to remind them about their appointments, rescheduling appointments, and scheduling patients' surgeries. The Surgical Coordinator will also file paperwork, prepare bills, and work with insurance companies.

To be a successful Surgical Coordinator, you should be detail-oriented and meticulous. You should have excellent typing and computer skills, as well as strong communication and customer service skills.

Surgical Coordinator Responsibilities:

  • Giving new patients paperwork to fill out, putting together their medical charts, and verifying their insurance information.
  • Answering telephones and emails as well as common questions about surgical times, appointments, and instructions.
  • Preparing patients' bills and sending them to the specific insurance company.
  • Assisting patients with their documents and sign-in procedures.
  • Scheduling patients' appointments and surgeries, sending reminders to patients, and scheduling emergency and add-on surgeries.
  • Ensuring adequate preparation for surgeries by scheduling the necessary equipment and procedure rooms and maintaining the surgical inventory.
  • Understanding surgical procedures, such as the necessary time a surgery takes and the medical staff necessary, in order to properly maintain a surgical schedule.
  • Providing patients with pre and post-operative instructions.
  • Managing surgical documents, gathering and inputting patients' information, and entering post-surgery data into patients' records.
  • Ensuring all surgical cases are scheduled in a timely manner in accordance with the Physician or Surgeon's directions.

Surgical Coordinator Requirements:

  • A High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience in clerical, administrative, or secretarial work may be advantageous.
  • Good computer, telephone, and typing skills.
  • Strong customer service and communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills.
  • Familiarity with medical terminology, medical records, and medical coding.

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