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Santa Monica, California
United States

Patient Care Coordinator

Job Duties

Under the supervision of an Orthopaedic faculty member(s), provide administrative and academic support which includes scheduling patient appointments, surgery and diagnostic tests, maintain patient records and research material, transcribe patient and academic correspondence, abstracts and manuscripts, and maintain physician calendar. Incumbent independently prioritizes and completes tasks following established departmental guidelines, University policy and/or instructions from the Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery. Work is reviewed periodically. Administration of Private patient practice. Pre-registration of patients, scheduling of patient appointments, initial and follow-up, utilizing the UCLA Care Connect computer system. Schedule patient's surgery, hospitalizations, and pre-operative history, physical examinations, and tests. Prepare patient charts for initial patient consultation and follow-up visits, and prepare radiographic requisitions. Attend and assist physician at private clinics in the Orthopaedic Surgery Center, 2-3 times per week in Westwood and/or Santa Monica locations. Research and Support- Order various radiographic tests for Orthopaedic patients on a prescribed basis in order to obtain necessary research data for evaluation. Coordinate activities of research and educational programs for individual faculty member's Orthopaedic specialty. Screen and refer patients to appropriate Orthopaedic fellow and/or specialty clinic. Receive heavy volume of public contact and inquiries from physicians (national and international) and ancillary personnel. Transcribe and edit manuscripts, abstracts, lectures, book chapters for teaching purposes and publication. Assist residents and fellow with faculty-related projects including bibliographic research, letter and manuscript preparation, and telephone inquiries. Search, review and identify assigned patient medical record numbers, assign medical record numbers to new patient.

Job Qualifications

Working knowledge of CPT and ICD-10 codes for surgical scheduling. Working knowledge of medical and Orthopaedic surgery terminology. Skill in organizing workflow to meet deadlines. Skill in establishing and maintaining complex filing systems (general and research). Skill in setting priorities that accurately reflect the importance of job responsibilities. Skill in collaborating with colleagues and administrators. Skill in reading medical and scientific data, such as material for slide preparation, manuscripts, and publications. Ability to operate dictaphone equipment and transcribe medical reports, manuscripts and correspondence with speed and accuracy. Ability to interact diplomatically with the public on the telephone and in person, and to maintain a cooperative working relationship with patients, staff, faculty, residents, and ancillary personnel. Preferred: Working knowledge of UCLA policies and procedures.