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Referral Coordinator

Post Date: August 29th, 2019
Job Role
Referral Coordinator
Full Time
$17.00 - $18.00 per hour
San Diego, CA
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Referral Coordinator

Our San Diego based private surgical practice is hiring an experienced Referral Coordinator to support 2 of our Providers and their patients.  The Referral Coordinator works as a liaison between the referring Physician, health insurance company, diagnostic providers, specialty providers and the patients. 

The office is in the Clairemont area.

This position is full time permanent. Monday – Friday 7:30 am to 4:00 pm.

We offer a competitive pay rate, opportunity for advancement, health insurance benefits, paid time off, paid holidays and a 401K retirement plan.


  • 2 or more years recent work experience in a private practice or clinic setting
  • Medical Assistant experience in front and back office preferred
  • Knowledge, skills and experience with medical health insurance plans, authorizations and referrals for office visits, tests and surgical procedures
  • Knowledge and experience with HMO, PPO and government insurance plans as well as primary and secondary payers
  • Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy
  • Accurate keyboarding, D.E. to patient charts
  • Willingness and ability to work as back up to Front Desk and Surgery Scheduler occasionally as needed
  • Strong commitment to first class customer service 
  • Excellent verbal & written English language communication skills
  • Compassion with patients and families facing difficult medical challenges

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Process referrals for office visits according to urgency
  • Computer entry of all referrals
  • Verify insurance eligibility
  • Submit authorizations to insurances, track and follow-up as necessary and document to patient charts
  • Coordinate and schedule appointments and provide any special instructions to patient
  • Answer incoming calls to the department and answer patient questions in a courteous manner


‚ÄčThe rate of pay is $17 – 18 hr. to start.


This opportunity is offered through Plaza Personnel Service, a permanent placement employment agency.  Plaza Personnel has specialized in direct hire medical staffing for Doctors offices in the San Diego area since 1991.   Please visit our website at 


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