Job Description

Extended Job Title
Section Coordinator - Ophthalmology

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Org Level 7
512601 - Ophthalmology Dept Lbk Genl

Position Description
Coordinates a section in a department that has institutional oversight responsibilities. Responsibilities involve the coordination and supervision of the various functions and aspects of a specific program or departmental project as well as the monitoring of program staff and operational procedures. Work is performed under general supervision with evaluation based on results obtained. May supervise program staff, volunteers and/or students.

Requisition ID

Travel Required

Major/Essential Functions

* Guides the patient through the surgery scheduling process, answers patient questions and ensures appropriate paperwork is completed.

* Knowledge of managed care programs and other carriers.

* Ensures accurate, complete, and timely surgery coordination with UMC for all physician/healthcare providers assigned.

* Verifies insurance coverage and benefits.

* Obtains precertifications/preauthorizations as needed.

* Maintains registration information on patient population; demographics and insurance.

* Communicates with other practices or insurance carriers regarding patient referrals.

* Obtains and processes referral and pre-certification forms per plan requirements.

* Attend CEU and conferences to update managed care knowledge

* Coverage of co-workers' duties as needed.

* Create, communicate and maintain protocols for tasks in assigned area of oversight. Ensure processes are efficient.  

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate

Pay Basis

Schedule Details
M-F 8am to 5pm

Work Location

Preferred Qualifications

* At least two (2) years of managed care experience that includes surgery pre-certification experience.

* Experience with EMR and Practice Management software

HSC - Lubbock

Ophthalmology Dept Lbk Genl

Required Attachments
Resume / CV

Job Type
Full Time

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Job Group
Office and Admn Wkrs All Other

Occasional Duties

* Other special projects as assigned.
*  Listening to, understanding, and translating spoken or written statements from Spanish to English for patients in the clinic.


EEO Statement
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications
Bachelors degree plus two (2) years related experience; OR a combination of education and/or related experience to equal six (6) years.

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