Patient Scheduler

Summary:
The Patient Scheduler reports to the Office Manager performing a variety of clerical scheduling and recordkeeping duties.

 

Responsibilities:
Answers telephone/intercom calls routes calls and/or takes messages initiates telephone calls as requested.



Enters and edits all patient information into computer including patient type and patient activity. Follows all clinical informatics downtime procedures for entering data into patient�s electronic profile. Obtains missing patient data from nursing units or outside facilities as needed.



Schedules office and testing appointments using Invision/Ecw. Obtains written physician orders from physicians physicians� offices and patients and verifies for accuracy and completeness. Maintains all pertinent paperwork on each patient in a daily file. Calls the physician�s office or appropriate location to obtain required patient�s history and physical information if appropriate.

Reviews physician/testing order for accuracy. Informs Office Manager of discrepancies.



Screens patient answers questions and gives routine instructions to patients physicians� offices and hospital personnel regarding testing preparations.



Instructs patients/physician offices on proper registration procedure and exam prep. Provides testing clerical support staff with orders.



Provides management with reports.



Contacts physicians� offices regarding patient cancellations or no-shows.



Assists in the training of staff.



Participates in monthly staff meetings.

 

Other information:
BASIC KNOWLEDGE:

High school graduate plus one year formal training or equivalent.



Typing/data entry required.



Knowledge of medical terminology required.



Detail oriented.



Interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with patients visitors physicians and hospital staff of all levels.



Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to patients throughout the life span with consideration of aging processes human development stages and sensitivity to cultural diversity in each step of the care process.



EXPERIENCE:

Two years� clerical experience preferably in health care environment.



WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Normal office environment.



Requires standing bending and sitting.



Sufficient visual acuity and manual dexterity to use computer keyboard and other common office equipment.



SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:

None.

 

Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status.   Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

 

Location: The Miriam Hospital USA:RI:Providence

 

Work Type: Full Time

 

Shift: 1

 

Union: Non-Union