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Patient Access Coord I
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University Hospitals
UH Operating Room
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Position summary

Patient Access Coord I (Job Opening 444384) - Scope of Position  The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is committed to enhancing the quality of care our patients receive.  The Patient Access Coordinator functions as an integral member of the perioperative care team within the Department of Perioperative Services, whose members reflect a culture of cooperation, enthusiasm, and mutual respect. The team consisting of the Patient Care Coordinator Registered Nurse (PCC-RN), the Surgical Technologist, the Perioperative Technician, and Clerical Specialists, provide patient care and supportive services that are directed toward achievement of quality patient care outcomes, improvement of service levels, reduction of length of hospitalization and reduction of costs. Patients and their family will experience the benefit of patient focused care through the integrated skills of all care team members. The operating rooms, located on the fourth floor of Doan and Rhodes Hall, consist of 18 operating rooms. The operating room is staffed 24 hours per day/7 days a week for primarily adult patients requiring surgical intervention. 

Position Summary  The Patient Access Coordinator performs a variety of information processing and communication related functions.  The information specialist is responsible for assisting in the data collection/information transference of patient information and documentation to facilitate the flow of the patient through the perioperative process.  They provide varied clerical support under the direction of the Nurse Manager, PCC-RN, and in collaboration with other members of the patient focused care team.  A major focus of this position is assisting with the scheduling of surgical cases while in direct communication with centralized scheduling and the surgeons scheduling secretaries.  This position is responsible for managing the surgical scheduling software, monitoring released time and approving /declining block exchanges.  Through direct communication with Centralized scheduling.

Education and experience

For Hire: Required: Per CCS Class Specs: High School Diploma or GED. PC Knowledge and interpersonal, verbal, and written communication. Minimum 6 months experience in customer service or a healthcare environment.  Preferred: Associates Degree in Business, Healthcare or related field.  Previous experience in a relevant care setting is highly desirable.

Qualified candidates may be asked to complete a pre-employment physical including a drug screen and background check.