Surgery Scheduler Coordinator- GI Clinic

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Employment Type
Full Time
Adult Clinic
Hours / Pay Period
Standard Hours
Facility / Process Level : Name


MercyOne Central Iowa operates four not-for-profit, Catholic medical centers in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Newton and Centerville and two specialty hospitals – MercyOne Children’s Hospital in Des Moines and MercyOne Rehabilitation Hospital in Clive (965 beds total)  –  along with more than 20 additional facilities that house more than 50 primary care, pediatric, internal medicine and specialty clinics. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893, MercyOne Central Iowa has the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines and is also one of the largest employers in the state, with more than 7,000 employees and a medical staff of more than 1,000 physicians and allied health associates. MercyOne Central Iowa is a member of MercyOne, which was founded in 1998 through a collaboration between CommonSpirit Health and Trinity Health – two of the country’s foremost, not-for-profit Catholic health organizations. MercyOne has more than 20,000 colleagues in Iowa and surrounding states.


Under general direction, the Scheduler-Surgery Coordinator is responsible for scheduling all inpatient and outpatient surgery and medical procedures, tests and studies ordered by the physician.  You will provide support, and communicate necessary information to patients and physicians regarding surgery scheduling. The ideal candidate will possess strong organization skills and a passion for customer service. 


What You Will Do:

  • Maintain the surgery schedule, providing necessary information to patients and physicians.
  • Coordinate, register and schedule appointments for patients according to availability.
  • Conduct patient pre-certification on proper insurance approval for appointments and medical care.
  • Ensure all pre-operative required tests needed prior to surgery, are scheduled and completed.
  • Coordinate and ensure necessary equipment is ordered, room availability/scheduled, pre-surgery medication, etc. is arranged prior to scheduled procedure.
  • Communicate detailed information and answer patients' questions regarding surgery preparation instructions, arrival / departure instructions relative to procedure.
  • Schedule any necessary follow-up appointments, as directed by physicians.
  • Receive and screen calls relating to problems that may arise due to date changes and any reasons for cancellation.
  • Escalate non-routine issues to the practice manager or physician.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the practice manager or physician.


Requirements and Education:

High School Diploma or Equivalent. 

2 years related experience in a healthcare environment required.


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