At Houston Methodist, the Senior Scheduler position is responsible for providing consumers access to care and treatment through appointment-based availability of healthcare services at a designated facility. This position schedules patients for complex services (e.g., surgery, special procedures) on a routine basis and ensures quality patient surgical and/or ancillary services scheduling by acting as a liaison between patient, facility, and providers to ensure exams, tests, and procedures are scheduled timely, accurately, and appropriately. Additional responsibilities include serving as a resource and trainer for less experienced and new staff. The Senior Scheduler may also pre-register patients timely in the electronic health record (EHR) so pre-certification, authorization, and verification of insurance benefits can be obtained in a timely manner.
Hours for this role are Monday-Friday from 9:30a-6p. This position is located at our Continuing Care facility off of Fry road.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
o Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations
o Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security
o Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles
o Ability to multi-task and flexibility to meet the needs of patients, physicians, and department
o Knowledge of mid-level registration/access functions and insurance procedures, including familiarity with insurance network parameters
o Ability to problem solve
o Mid-level understanding of medical terminology and diagnosis/procedural codes
o Ability to remain calm in stressful situations with patience and understanding
o Excellent customer service and professional communication skills
o Proficient computer skills and ability to learn and navigate multiple software programs
o Ability to handle detail work accurately and rapidly
o Strong training, leadership, and mentoring skills
Work Attire Yes/No
Business professional Yes
Other (dept approved) Yes
Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (ie. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc) regardless of selection above.
May require travel within No
Houston Metropolitan area
May require travel outside No
of Houston Metropolitan area
**Travel specifications may vary by department.
Please note any other special considerations to this job: __________________________
Houston Methodist West Hospital is committed to leading medicine in West Houston, Katy and surrounding communities by delivering the Houston Methodist standard of exceptional safety, quality, personalized service and innovation. The growing campus offers more than 200 beds, 22 operating rooms and more than 1,900 employees. Originally opened in 2010, the campus is expanding as part of the master plan, adding additional inpatient beds and a third medical office building to the campus by late 2023.