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Pre Surgery Coordinator - Cardiology OR Card (Per Diem)

Benefits Eligibility (Employment Type):  Select benefits (0-19 hours per week)
Shift Type:  Day
Shift Length:  8 Hours
Primary Location (City):  Springfield
State:  OR

PeaceHealth is seeking a Pre Surgery Coordinator - Cardiology OR Card (Per Diem) for a per diem, Day shift position.

Req ID: 184726



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.



  1. Supports patients and families in understanding the course for pre-operative preparations and testing.
  2. 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.
  3. Schedules pre-op visits, surgery and post-op visits as required.
  4. Arranges cases to assure maximum effectiveness of surgeon and assistant surgeon or midwife.
  5. Coordinates with PFS to inform patient of financial responsibility, including prior authorization of procedures.
  6. 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).
  7. 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.
  8. 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.



Oregon Cardiology:

  • Cardiac Cath Lab scheduling, cardiology practice experience 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).


For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.


About Us

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, WA, is a not-for-profit Catholic health system employing approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 1,200 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities in Washington, Oregon, Alaska.  In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, the legacy of its founding Sisters continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. 


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To learn more please visit: jobs.peacehealth.org.  Questions? Review our Employment FAQ or email Recruitment@peacehealth.org. Please note this email does not accept resumes or applications.


Location: Springfield, SHMC at Riverbend (420)
Job Category:  Business, Administrative & Facilities 
Shift:  Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 0.000001
Work Type:  Per Diem/Relief
Hourly compensation starts at: $18.62, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: 


PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran, qualified individual with a disability, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, pregnancy, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.


The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.

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