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OPERATING ROOM SUITE - Req #81607
Job Title: Utilization Review Admission Specialist
The Utilization Review Specialist coordinates scheduling of all surgical/endoscopic hospital admissions, pre-admission testing and operating room procedures. Seeks the assistance of the Nurse Manager in identifying cases, which require pre admission screening or have questionable admission criteria
Roles & Responsibilities:
Produces an updated operating room schedule that reflects changes that are a result of calling each surgeon, confirming their surgical reservations.
Schedules, cancels, rearranges and updates the OR schedule as necessary. Communicates this information to other areas that assist in facilitating the care of patients at Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai St. Luke's
Schedules cases and enters scheduled cases into the computer. Verifies reservations for scheduled cases.
Schedules patients for surgery according to room and time slot availability.
Coordinates scheduling of elective cases and operating room block time.
Maintains a system of filing surgical reservation forms
Check credentials system for physician's delineation of privileges for equipment and/or procedures according to medical board guidelines.
Maintains and keeps all Delineation of Privileges manuals current.
Verifies scheduled OR procedures with computerized scheduling system for appropriateness of procedures, time allocated, equipment conflicts and physician privileges
Requests pre-certification number on required procedures from physicians
Performs other duties as required
Provide customer service by troubleshooting and resolving incoming discrepancies
Make calls, answer telephone and emails, and expedite all necessary requests
Responsible for maintaining the required daily scheduled case productivity (35 per day)
High School Diploma
One year of hospital experience highly preferred
MS Office Suite - Intermediate
Reading and writing skills
Knowledge of Medical Terminology
Understanding of CPT codes (Current Procedural Terminology)
Strength Through Diversity
The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity and inclusion is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize healthcare delivery together.
We work hard to recruit and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you have the opportunity and support to develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, have an impact on quality patient care.
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Who We Are
Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate, exclude, or treat people differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.