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University of Washington PATIENT CARE COORDINATOR (FULL-TIME, DAYS) in Seattle, Washington

Req #: 215123


Posting Date: 11/18/2022

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: $3,608 - $5,165 per month

Shift: First Shift

Notes: The UW is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please click here. (

A higher degree of healthcare. All across UW Medicine, our employees collaborate to perform the highest quality work with integrity and compassion and to create a respectful, welcoming environment where every patient, family, student and colleague is valued and honored. As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER), and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. Challenge. Collaboration. Compassion. ( Become part of our team, and join our mission to make life healthier for everyone in our community. The Harborview's After Care Clinic has an outstanding opportunity for a Patient Care Coordinator (Full-Time, Day Shifts). Under general supervision, the Patient Care Coordinator (PCC) coordinates the delivery of medical care and the patient’s access to health care. RESPONSIBILITIES • Facilitate patient’s positive experience in the Regional Epilepsy Center and track the care along the continuum, including scheduling Epilepsy surgical consults with appropriate providers. • Act as an advocate for patients and their families. • Assist the patient in coordinating services, answer questions regarding insurance coverage. • Assist uninsured patient population access healthcare assistance programs. • Gather information from referring providers, including medical records diagnostic test results and insuring it’s availability for care providers within the Regional Epilepsy Center. • Review patient records and appropriately anticipate patient needs for appointments/procedures, Epilepsy inpatient and surgical workups. • Schedule diagnostic testing, such as PET, MRI, LTM, Neuropsychic Testing, visual fields, and other specialty testing. • Triage patient calls and gather necessary information. • Resolve patient problems and respond to requests in a timely manner. • Communicates with inpatient units and coordinates Epilepsy monitoring. • Provides back-up and coverage for phones and the front reception desk, including entering referrals into EPIC. • Acts as a resource for clerical and technical staff in regards to clerical issues. • Demonstrates competency in filling out prior-authorization tasks • Schedules surgeries, schedules anesthesia, and manages OR block time. • Provides non-clinical information about Epilepsy surgeries REQUIREMENT • Bachelor's Degree in a medically related or public relations field; and • 2 years of experience in a tertiary patient care setting involving interaction with a variety of medical services, contact with patients and families, interaction with physicians, and proficiency in medical terminology; or • Equivalent education/experience.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.