ANNOUNCEMENT OF Professional Vacancy

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK · DOWNSTATE MEDICAL CENTER  
450 CLARKSON AVENUE, BOX 1194, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK 11203
Department: ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY & REHAB. MEDICINE Job Title: TH STAFF ASSISTANT II
Professional  Rank: SL-1 Descriptive Title: SURGICAL COORDINATOR
Salary Range: $34,276.00-$72,363.00+$3,026.00* Line Number: Line# 53389
Additional Position Information: * Represents Location Pay for full-time appointees. Hours of work: 9AM - 5PM; Days of week: Monday - Friday; Hours per week: 37.5
Brief Description of Duties:
Assists the Chairman, Executive Administrator as well as Divisional Administrators as it pertains to the following: Schedule all surgical cases for assigned attending. Schedule all surgical cases for assigned attending staff member. Work with OR scheduling office to ensure all OR cases are scheduled in a timely manner as according to physician direction. Work with other departments in coordinating surgical interventions as directed by physician; arrange for all necessary equipment and additional tech personnel to be present at time of surgical procedure. Contact insurance companies to obtain eligibility and pre-certifications for surgical procedures including authorizations for radiological procedures. Provide pre-operative instructions to patients, monitor incoming patient information from various sources and scan all documents into patient charts. Maintain database to ensure all pre-surgical forms, medical clearance documents, patient radiological exams and laboratory work is completed in a timely manner within the guidelines of OR scheduling. Work with clinical operations manager to improve utilization of OR block-time and release unused OR time. Review surgical and clinical forms for completeness and accuracy for all surgical procedures. Answer incoming calls, retrieve messages from various sources (telephone, facsimile, e-mails), and deliver messages to physician, nurse, and other parties. Seek approvals surrounding physician schedule(s)in order to utilize and accommodate additional OR time;communicate approved changes with various staff members, identify conflicts with physician clinic/academic and OR schedule, provide suggestions and assist in the resolution of conflicts. Work on special projects; perform other related duties as assigned or requested. Schedule post operative visits. Assist with secretarial coverage when needed.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE ABOVE POSITION DESCRIPTION

All successful candidates must undergo various background checks, maintain credentials required for continued employment and adhere to the SUNY-DMC UHB Principles of Behavior.   Clinical Faculty and Allied Health professionals must receive and maintain Medical Board authorization.
Qualifications:
REQUIRED: 3 years of medical secretarial experience with demostrated knowledge of surgical scheduling. PREFERRED: AAS degree, prior experience in Orthopaedic surgery.
Posting ID: 14741 Ref #: B/PR-53389-17
Persons interested in the above position should submit a resume along with a cover letter to ==>
Please include: Job Title( TH STAFF ASSISTANT II ), Line( 53389 ) and PostingID( 14741 )
The Employment Office
M.S.C.  1194
450 Clarkson Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11203  ( email: careers@downstate.edu )

Closing date for receipt of applications:

Internal Consideration Program: Open Until Filled Off-campus recruitment: Open Until Filled

SUNY Downstate Medical Center offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
SUNY Downstate Medical Center is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familiar status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status or criminal conviction.