Out Patient Clerk PRN at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 9/17/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
    Per Diem
  • Location:
    Killeen, TX
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Job Family
    Patient Financial Services
  • Travel
  • Shift
    4 - Weekend Day
  • Application Zone
    1-Shared Services
  • Organization
    AdventHealth Central Texas

Job Description


Outpatient Clerk PRN -  AdventHealth Central Texas

Location Address: 2201 S Clear Creek Rd., Killeen, TX  76549

Top Reasons to Work At AdventHealth Central Texas, Killeen, TX

  • Our care for patients extend to the spiritual level by praying with patients and families and providing on call, 24 hours, 7 days a week Chaplains for spiritual support.
  • Award winning facility with opportunities to grow both professionally and personally working with great individuals, part of a bigger team that continues to build a world-class culture where you become family.
  • Extraordinary benefits to include tuition reimbursement and on-campus classes.
  • Cost of living is 20 percent lower than the national average
  • Largest school district in the area, with more than 50 elementary, middle, high school, and specialized campuses to choose from
  • Surrounded close to Ft. Hood, Copperas Cove, to Belton and Lampasas with plenty of restaurants, shopping and other family fun events.
  • Miles of scenic trails and parks available for recreational activity

Work Hours/Shift:

PRN, as needed during week and on weekends

Any Shift

You Will Be Responsible For:

  • Support the mission, vision, and values of the organization.

  • Answers the phone, processing and routine incoming calls, coordinating communications within the department and interdepartmentally and with the physician’s offices.

  • Process the scheduling requests for all surgeries, invasive and non-invasive procedures to meet the physicians’ needs and to ensure smooth flow, efficient progression of scheduled cases.

  • Continually audits the daily schedule and informational comments to

  • Maintains adequate time allotments for each procedure scheduled. Updates as needed

  • Coordinates the scheduling of procedures with other hospital departments such as lab for frozen sections and x-ray for needle localization, etc.

  • Notifies department Director or designee when a surgeon request “special” equipment or supplies

  • Communicates all changes in the schedule to all involved physicians, OR personnel, and other ancillary hospital departments as appropriate

  • Establishes and maintains open lines of communication with physicians and their office personnel, OPS and OR personnel, and other ancillary personnel  

  • Notifies department Director of any schedule changes. If schedule is already distributed, notifies appropriate department and personnel

  • Register all in and outpatient services, ensuring the proper papers are signed and distributed

  • All registrations are completed accurately, to ensure timely billing.

  • Scan pertinent documents into Medical Record account.

  • Assist with general Business Office duties as needed, maintaining a high level of confidentially and professionalism concerning patient’s rights.

  • Maintains unit operations by following policies and procedures; reporting needed changes to Supervisor(s).

  • Consults with direct supervisor(s) regarding scheduling of the surgical patient.

  • Assists patients, visitors, and other hospital personnel with directions, questions and any help needed

  • Adhere to standard precautions including the use of personal protective equipment.

  • Comply with organizational policies, regulatory and accreditation standards, and professional guidelines.

  • Exhibit professional interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Maintain privacy and confidentiality of individuals and health information.

  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations; adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.

  • Has knowledge of and understands current JCAHO Standards for the clinical aspect of the department.

  • Upholds professional standards of performance and conduct

  • Promotes teamwork with physicians and all health care providers.

  • Assists in departmental, hospital and community in-services/education when assigned.

  • Activity participates in assigned meetings.

  • Assists the staff and functions of the unit, when required.

  • Assists with orientation of new staff as needed

  • Any additional duties assigned in support of perioperative patient care


What You Will Need:

  • Ability to function at a high level in a physically demanding, high-stress environment

  • Demonstrated ability to work under stressful conditions

  • Ability to read, write and follow instructions in English. Good oral communication skills

  • Flexibility in scheduling of hours.  May be required to work overtime, weekends and holidays

  • Strong analytical and mathematical abilities. 

  • Excellent organization and people skills.

  • Graduate from high school.
  • One year as a hospital Unit Clerk
  • Intranet and current hospital EMR knowledge

  • Computer skills (eg, Microsoft® PowerPoint, Word, Excel)

  • Two years perioperative services experience

  • Medical Terminology and basic clerical/receptionist skills.


Job Summary:

The Surgery Scheduler works under the direction of the Department Director and/or OR Manager, acting as principle coordinator of communication with physicians, their offices and hospital staff. Responsible for performing a variety of clerical duties relating to the updating and organizing of information on the unit; coordinating work within the unit as well as with other units and departments; reporting pertinent information to the immediate supervisor.

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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