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Patient Surgery Scheduler / Unit Secretary - Surgery

Company: UnityPoint Health
Location: Dubuque
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:


Work hours will be 9:00 am - 5:30 pm, Monday - Friday, for 80 hours per pay period, and as needed. You must be able to flex forward to cover earlier shifts as needed for PTO coverage and be willing to stay late on occasion if needed during very busy times.


  • Works in fast paced clinical environment
  • Schedule surgery cases and Pre-Admission Testing appointments in EPIC according to scheduling guidelines
  • Work closely with Charge Nurse, and Anesthesia to ensure required resources into the schedule.
  • Assure accurate and timely communication to the Surgical Services team and Providers
  • Coordinate patient transfer to and from the OR.
  • Processes patient care information and maintains surgery related records, i.e. patient charges, daily records, patient care records, staff timekeeping and department files
  • Communicates with physicians, office staff, surgical services team members, patients and families using FOCUS values.
  • Runs errands within and to other departments as necessary
  • Assists the surgery team with light tasks within the Operating Room and department
  • Orders supplies


  • High School diploma/GED required
  • Must have intermediate to advanced computer skills
  • Must be able to efficiently use the telephone and other office related equipment such as printer, fax machine, etc.
  • Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.
  • Must be able to demonstrate understanding of and spell medical terminology accurately

Preferred Experience:

  • Previous medical experience.
  • Previous Epic EMR experience.
  • Patient Care Tech
  • Strong knowledge of medical terminology

Keywords: UnityPoint Health, Dubuque , Patient Surgery Scheduler / Unit Secretary - Surgery, Other , Dubuque, Iowa

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