Cardiothoracic Surgery Liaison

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Day - 08 Hour (United States of America)

Essential Functions:
The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification, and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Employees must abide by all Joint Commission requirements including, but not limited to, sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patients' rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

  • Apply thorough understanding of blood components and surgical procedures to know what components are required for each surgical procedure.
  • Arrange appointments with admissions, and coordinates with resident PA's for the history/physical and consent aspect of the admission.
  • Assist with physician referral relations by ensuring that the operating surgeons speak to each referring physician at the conclusion of every operation.
  • Communicate with the blood bank and blood donor center to make sure that the patient's entire order is filled. Coordinate donor designated blood donations and all blood orders.
  • Determine patient insurance eligibility and obtain pre-authorization for patient admissions and surgery. Identify all information required for the surgeon's evaluation of the patient's condition.
  • Obtain medical records, x-rays, angiograms, and test results from outside medical offices and facilities in order to facilitate the insurance negotiation process.
  • Schedule patient tests, hospital admissions surgery and special procedures. Understands what tests and procedures are required prior to surgical intervention.

Minimum Qualifications Education: High school diploma or GED equivalent. Associates degree preferred.

Experience: At least five (5) years of experience in a clinical setting with direct patient interaction. License/Certifications: N/A

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