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Pre Surgery Coordinator - Surgery Administration

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Job ID: 16067
Location: Vancouver, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description


PeaceHealth is seeking a Pre Surgery Coordinator - Surgery Administration for a Full Time, 1.00 FTE, Day position.  Hourly compensation starts at $19.37, more depending on experience.

Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date.


Responsible for assisting physicians, physician assistants and nurses in the scheduling of surgical procedures and/or other procedures and tests for patients. Will perform duties of Patient Access Rep as needed.


  • Supports patients and families in understanding the course for pre-operative preparations and testing.
  • Completes the scheduling process by coordinating patient, surgery department (hospital and ambulatory surgery center), managed care, physician offices and pre-admission testing needs. This includes communicating with hospital surgery scheduling department to assure hospital scheduling system is accurate. Ensures the process is completed for patient in a timely manner ahead of surgery date.
  • Schedules pre-op visits, surgery and post-op visits as required.
  • Arranges cases to assure maximum effectiveness of surgeon and assistant surgeon or midwife.
  • Coordinates with PFS to inform patient of financial responsibility, including prior authorization of procedures.
  • Perform duties of a Patient Access Rep as needed. Assists and backs up support areas as needed/applicable (i.e. financial counseling for patient insurance coverage pre-authorization).
  • May be responsible for reviewing electronic chart transcription to support the goals of helping lower risk management situations, allowing procedures to be scheduled in a timely manner and to provide cases to be managed in the computer programs designed to prevent missed appointments, etc.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Medical terminology required.


  • Minimum of three years experience in a hospital or ambulatory care setting or three years progressive secretarial experience in healthcare.
  • Previous pre-surgery coordinator experience in a surgical ambulatory care setting or acute care setting is preferred.
  • Experience in CareCast/EPIC is preferred.


  • No license/certification required.


  • Self motivated and able to work independently
  • Courteous, professional, customer service and mission oriented attitude
  • Proficient typing skills
  • Advanced computer knowledge, i.e. – Microsoft Office applications. 
  • Experience with scheduling programs preferred.


  • Work requires normal amounts of physical effort at least 66% of the time.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 30 lbs. or less.
  • Work requires frequent exposure to minor cold, heat, poor ventilation or sharp instruments.
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).

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For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.  EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws.  

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