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Surgery Scheduler

Post Date: September 1st, 2021
Job Role
Surgery Scheduler
Full Time
$20.00 - $22.00 per hour
San Diego, CA
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Surgery Scheduler

Private surgical practice looking for an experienced Surgery Scheduler for a full-time permanent position.  The practice is in Hillcrest close to Scripps Mercy Hospital.

This position will support 2-3 Surgeons and their patients with preparing for surgery.  This includes checking insurance coverage and getting authorizations as necessary; scheduling with patient, surgery center/hospital and Doctors as well as educating patients in their preparations for surgery.


Surgery Scheduler Requirements:

  • 3 or more years of medical practice experience with scheduling patients for surgical procedures.
  • Experience with insurance authorizations and scheduling surgical procedures.
  • Strong commitment to first class customer service and patient care.
  • Excellent verbal & written English language communication skills.
  • Knowledge and experience with HMO & PPO insurance plans with an understanding of CPT / HCPCS and ICD-10 codes.

Surgery Scheduler Responsibilities:

  • Provides planning and service to patients and Physicians to facilitate the scheduling and performance of surgical procedures.
  • Insurance authorizations and scheduling for surgical procedures.
  • Organizing and maintaining Doctors surgery schedule.
  • Checking patient medical chart / record to determine if patients are ready for surgery.  Order and schedule any tests needed prior to surgery.
  • Respond to patient questions regarding their surgery and provide patient education in preparing for their surgery.
  • Patient education and consents in preparation for surgery.
  • May back up other office roles occasionally as needed.
  • Other duties may be assigned by Department Lead or Administrator.


The rate of pay is $20 – 22 hr. to start.  The practice offers health, dental and vision insurance, paid time off for holidays, sick days and vacation.  401K savings plan.  Parking provided.

The work schedule is Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm


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Plaza Personnel Service specializes in direct hire medical staffing for Physician offices throughout San Diego, CA.  Our goal is to make a great long-term match with the employer and employee.  We will listen and understand your experience, your goals and your needs.  We make every effort to match the candidate with the employer so that a long and happy working relationship results. Never a fee to the Applicant


This opportunity is offered through Plaza Personnel Servicea 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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