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Scheduler II

Company: US Oncology, Inc.
Location: Tyler
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Job Description:

Overview Texas Oncology requires employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as defined by the CDC, subject to applicable, verified accommodation requests. Texas Oncology is looking for a Scheduler II to join our team! This position is for Tyler, Texas, one of the 175+ sites we have across the state of Texas and southeastern Oklahoma. Our founders pioneered community-based cancer care because they believed in making the best available cancer care accessible to all communities, allowing people to fight cancer at home with the critical support of family and friends nearby. Our mission is still the same today-at Texas Oncology, we use leading-edge technology and research to deliver high-quality, high-touch, evidence-based cancer care to help our patients achieve "More breakthroughs. More victories." -- in their fight against cancer. Why work for us? One reason to join our team is because we offer our employees a competitive benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short-term and Long-term disability coverage, a 401-k plan that comes with a company match, a Wellness program that rewards you just for tracking your steps, and lots of other great perks such as Tuition Reimbursement, an Employee Assistance program and discounts on some of your favorite retailers. Responsibilities What does the Scheduler do? The Scheduler, under general supervision, is responsible for scheduling patient appointments and tests in an efficient and timely manner. Answers all incoming calls and directs calls to appropriate personnel. Serves as a liaison between patient and medical staff. May include outside scheduling and/or surgical scheduling responsibilities. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards. The essential duties and responsibilities: Answers all incoming calls, assesses callers' needs, directs to appropriate personnel. Pages clinic personnel as appropriate. Obtains and communicates messages in an accurate and timely manner. Efficiently schedules new patients, patient referrals and returning patients in computer system in accordance with physician and/or office guidelines. For new and or referred patients, sets up in system with appropriate documentation and coding. Cancels/reschedules appointments according to physician schedule changes; notifies appropriate clinic personnel. Obtains and enters all authorization and correspondence relating to referrals in patients' charts and/or electronic medical records (EMR). Collects co-pays, deductible and other out of pocket amounts at time of visit. Maintains primary office scheduling template containing all physician meetings, satellite schedule, rounding and call coverage. Arranges for patients to have financial counseling as needed. Demonstrates an understanding of patient confidentiality to protect the patient and clinic/practice. Follows policies and procedures to contribute to the efficiency of the front office. Covers for other front office functions as requested. Prepares correspondence, memos, forms and other typing as requested by supervisor. May schedule outpatient appointments/testing/surgeries and hospital admissions upon request. Obtains necessary pre-certification as required. May communicate to patient about surgeries or tests being scheduled and potential prep work needed, inquiring about test specifics from necessary parties and gathering patient information as needed May be responsible for follow up on all pre-operative tests to ensure cleared for surgical procedure and communicates with physician and patients if further testing is required before surgery is performed. May be responsible for scheduling post-operative follow up appointments with Physicians. Where applicable, basic understanding of medical terminology for tests and surgical procedures, including coding and ability to look up codes specific to diagnosis, surgery and scheduling procedure. Qualifications The ideal candidate for the Scheduler position will have the following background and experience: High school diploma or equivalent required. Minimum three years office experience, preferably in a medical office setting. Knowledge of medical terminology and coding required. Must have excellent communication skills, written and verbal. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel) required. Texas Oncology is part of the US Oncology Network and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.The ideal candidate for the Scheduler position will have the following background and experience: High school diploma or equivalent required. Minimum three years office experience, preferably in a medical office setting. Knowledge of medical terminology and coding required. Must have excellent communication skills, written and verbal. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel) required. Texas Oncology is part of the US Oncology Network and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.What does the Scheduler do? The Scheduler, under general supervision, is responsible for scheduling patient appointments and tests in an efficient and timely manner. Answers all incoming calls and directs calls to appropriate personnel. Serves as a liaison between patient and medical staff. May include outside scheduling and/or surgical scheduling responsibilities. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards. The essential duties and responsibilities: Answers all incoming calls, assesses callers' needs, directs to appropriate personnel. Pages clinic personnel as appropriate. Obtains and communicates messages in an accurate and timely manner. Efficiently schedules new patients, patient referrals and returning patients in computer system in accordance with physician and/or office guidelines. For new and or referred patients, sets up in system with appropriate documentation and coding. Cancels/reschedules appointments according to physician schedule changes; notifies appropriate clinic personnel. Obtains and enters all authorization and correspondence relating to referrals in patients' charts and/or electronic medical records (EMR). Collects co-pays, deductible and other out of pocket amounts at time of visit. Maintains primary office scheduling template containing all physician meetings, satellite schedule, rounding and call coverage. Arranges for patients to have financial counseling as needed. Demonstrates an understanding of patient confidentiality to protect the patient and clinic/practice. Follows policies and procedures to contribute to the efficiency of the front office. Covers for other front office functions as requested. Prepares correspondence, memos, forms and other typing as requested by supervisor. May schedule outpatient appointments/testing/surgeries and hospital admissions upon request. Obtains necessary pre-certification as required. May communicate to patient about surgeries or tests being scheduled and potential prep work needed, inquiring about test specifics from necessary parties and gathering patient information as needed May be responsible for follow up on all pre-operative tests to ensure cleared for surgical procedure and communicates with physician and patients if further testing is required before surgery is performed. May be responsible for scheduling post-operative follow up appointments with Physicians. Where applicable, basic understanding of medical terminology for tests and surgical procedures, including coding and ability to look up codes specific to diagnosis, surgery and scheduling procedure.

Keywords: US Oncology, Inc., Tyler , Scheduler II, Other , Tyler, Texas

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