Company: Mount Auburn Hospital
Posted on: June 6, 2021
Receives requests from surgeons and/or secretaries for Operating
Reserves specialty equipment as requested for procedures,
checking for availability of such equipment.
Understands and follows policies and procedures of scheduling;
e.g., blocked time and length of procedures, including case setup
and turnaround time.
Consults with the nurse manager and anesthesiologist to
determine priority of on-call or urgent cases when necessary.
Uses OR information system to maintain surgical schedule. Inputs
data accurately to maintain information that is the source of
Operating Room statistics.
Maintains current software applications and implements upgrades
Checks incoming confirmation sheets against booked cases.
Verifies discrepancies by contacting the surgeon or his/her
Assigns blood requirement using MSBOS (Maximum Surgical Blood
Assigns time for outpatients to arrive at hospital. Notifies Day
Surgery Center of changes.
Searches hospital information system to complete patient
information for all cases. Transfers information to OR information
Enters anesthesia and resident assignments into computer.
Updates program with changes as they occur.
Prints out copies of schedules on a daily basis. Provides other
hospital departments with one week advance schedules on a daily
Communicates effectively with related hospital departments
(e.g., Admitting, Radiology, Day Surgery Center) to maintain
efficiency in the scheduling process.
Communicates and collaborates with Information Systems, Patient
Care Services, and Materials Management regarding integrated
Develops and maintains a variety of statistical reports as
required by the finance and surgery departments under the guidance
of the director, nurse manager, and Information Systems. Maintains
accuracy of data elements and makes corrections to ensure
Interfaces with surgeons' office staff to assist with maximum
Backs up data from computer to disc for safe storage, keeping
separate sides for daily, weekly, and monthly records.
Assists in orienting new personnel to the duties of the
Maintains and updates training manual for the scheduling
Identifies improvement and refinement to systems, and makes
recommendations as appropriate.
Sets work priorities in accordance with the needs of the
- Performs other related duties as required or assigned.
1.High school education or equivalent. Additional business
courses beyond high school.
Good verbal and written communication skills to work effectively
with physicians, nurses, and hospital departments.
Two years' experience in health care setting preferred.
Basic knowledge of medical terminology
Two years of working experience on PC systems, with a solid
knowledge of multiple software programs.
- Good attention to detail, ability to prioritize tasks, and
basic math ability.
Keywords: Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge , OR Scheduler, Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts
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