Cardiothoracic Surgery Liaison - Admin - Heart Center (1.0 FTE, Days)
1.0 FTE, 8 Hour Day Shifts
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford is the heart and soul of Stanford Children’s Health. Nationally ranked and internationally recognized, our 311-bed hospital is devoted entirely to pediatrics and obstetrics. Our six centers of excellence provide comprehensive services and deep expertise in key obstetric and pediatric areas: brain & behavior, cancer, heart, pregnancy & newborn, pulmonary and transplant. We also provide an additional, wide range of services for babies, kids and pregnant moms.
The Physician Liaison and scheduler works in the division of Cardiothoracic surgery and reports to the administrator for the Executive Admin Director, Heart & John Center. Work with the Cardiac Service Line to improve cardiothoracic surgical services provided to patients in preparation of upcoming operations, adult surgery schedulers, referring physician office staff, patients and their families.
Apply thorough understanding of blood components and surgical procedures to know what components are required for each surgical procedure.
Arrange appointments with admissions, and coordinates with resident PA's for the history/physical and consent aspect of the admission.
Assist with physician referral relations by ensuring that the operating surgeons speak to each referring physician at the conclusion of every operation.
Communicate with the blood bank and blood donor center to make sure that the patient's entire order is filled.
Coordinate donor designated blood do0nations and all blood orders.
Determine patient insurance eligibility and obtain pre-authorization for patient admissions and surgery.
Identify all information required for the surgeon's evaluation of the patient's condition.
Obtain medical records, x-rays, angiograms, and test results from outside medical offices and facilities in order to facilitate the insurance negotiation process.
Schedule patient tests, hospital admissions surgery and special procedures.
Understands what tests and procedures are required prior to surgical intervention.
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.
Education: High school diploma or GED equivalent
Experience: Three (3) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area.
Knowledge of Medical Terminology.