Company: Mount Auburn Hospital
Posted on: November 22, 2021
Job Description: 1. Receives requests from surgeons and/or
secretaries for Operating Room time. 2. Reserves specialty
equipment as requested for procedures, checking for availability of
such equipment. 3. Understands and follows policies and procedures
of scheduling; e.g., blocked time and length of procedures,
including case setup and turnaround time. 4. Consults with the
nurse manager and anesthesiologist to determine priority of on-call
or urgent cases when necessary. 5. Uses OR information system to
maintain surgical schedule. Inputs data accurately to maintain
information that is the source of Operating Room statistics. 6.
Maintains current software applications and implements upgrades as
needed. 7. Checks incoming confirmation sheets against booked
cases. Verifies discrepancies by contacting the surgeon or his/her
office. 8. Assigns blood requirement using MSBOS (Maximum Surgical
Blood Ordering Schedule). 9. Assigns time for outpatients to arrive
at hospital. Notifies Day Surgery Center of changes. 10. Searches
hospital information system to complete patient information for all
cases. Transfers information to OR information system. 11. Enters
anesthesia and resident assignments into computer. Updates program
with changes as they occur. 12. Prints out copies of schedules on a
daily basis. Provides other hospital departments with one week
advance schedules on a daily basis. 13. Communicates effectively
with related hospital departments (e.g., Admitting, Radiology, Day
Surgery Center) to maintain efficiency in the scheduling process.
14. Communicates and collaborates with Information Systems, Patient
Care Services, and Materials Management regarding integrated
software programs. 15. 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 integrity. 16. Interfaces with surgeons'
office staff to assist with maximum software utilization. 17. Backs
up data from computer to disc for safe storage, keeping separate
sides for daily, weekly, and monthly records. 18. Assists in
orienting new personnel to the duties of the scheduling office. 19.
Maintains and updates training manual for the scheduling function.
20. Identifies improvement and refinement to systems, and makes
recommendations as appropriate. 21. Sets work priorities in
accordance with the needs of the department. 22. Performs other
related duties as required or assigned. Requirements: 1.High school
education or equivalent. Additional business courses beyond high
school. 2. Good verbal and written communication skills to work
effectively with physicians, nurses, and hospital departments. 3.
Two years' experience in health care setting preferred. 4. Basic
knowledge of medical terminology 5. Two years of working experience
on PC systems, with a solid knowledge of multiple software
programs. 6. 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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