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Cleveland Clinic Coordinator Surgery Special Unit in Cleveland, Ohio

Join Cleveland Clinic's Digestive Disease & Surgery Institute and become a part of one of the most respected healthcare organizations in the world. Cleveland Clinic earned the No. 1 hospital ranking in Ohio, the No. 4 hospital ranking in the country, and was ranked No. 4 in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery in the nation, according to the U.S. News & World Report's '2022-23 Best Hospitals.' The Digestive Disease & Surgery Institute specializes in medical and surgical treatments for disorders related to the gastrointestinal tract.

As a Coordinator in our Surgery/Special Unit, you will be responsible for all activities related to the successful completion of all scheduled and unscheduled surgeries, procedures, admissions and/or appointments, including maximizing allocated space based on medical needs and prioritizing admissions and appointments. A Coordinator in this role will have the opportunity to create various connections with other caregivers while providing exceptional patient care.

The ideal future caregiver is someone who:

  • Has experience in scheduling.

  • Has outstanding communication, interpersonal and customer service skills.

  • Thrives in a team environment.

  • Can multi-task while paying attention to details and staying organized.

  • Demonstrates a strong work ethic.

After 90 days of employment, this position has the potential to work a hybrid work schedule and/or four 10-hour shifts.

At Cleveland Clinic, we know what matters most. That's why we treat our caregivers as if they are our own family, and we are always creating ways to be there for you. Here, you'll find that we offer: resources to learn and grow, a fulfilling career for everyone, and comprehensive benefits that invest in your health, your physical and mental well-being and your future. When you join Cleveland Clinic, you'll be part of a supportive caregiver family that will be united in shared values and purpose to fulfill our promise of being the best place to receive care and the best place to work in healthcare.


  • Ensures accuracy of system-wide master patient index through validation and capture of patient demographic data.

  • Validates patient physician information and ensures accurate collection.

  • Validates and captures primary, secondary and tertiary insurance coverage to ensure accurate billing.

  • Identifies patients in need of financial counseling to ensure appropriate payment of services.

  • Identifies services out of insurance plan or requiring referrals; may inform patient of courses of action.

  • Triage appointments based on diagnosis, patient preferences and physician specialty.

  • Coordinates services and provides special instructions as requested by patient, internal physicians and referring physicians.

  • Performs scheduling both intra- and inter-departmentally as requested by physician orders.

  • Receives orders and processes as indicated by provider and schedules according to protocol.

  • Responsible for maximizing a department's allocated spaces by scheduling all procedures/surgeries.

  • Enters appointment into respective programs, both routine and emergency add-on.

  • Ensures accuracy of all data including appropriate CPT coding and case information (side, equipment, etc.).

  • Enters all updates, correction and changes to scheduled procedures/surgeries.

  • Maintains provider schedules for designated unit. Coordinates multiple physician schedules. Maintains familiarity with all appropriate scheduling function.

  • Serves as liaison with admitting office regarding hospital reservations, update admission information and cancels reservations.

  • Notifies patients of their arrival times per area protocols.

  • Acts as a resource to all department personnel (surgeons, medical secretaries, nurses, residents, etc.) on daily activity.

  • Communicates with all departments to maximize efficiency and expedite the admission process.

  • Maintains designated space/unit and patient management calendars/ledgers; maintains department data based on area needs.

  • Communicates with patients and their families to provide detailed instructions, directions and resources available.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or GED.

  • Working knowledge of computerized appointment/OR scheduling systems, patient billing, insurance processing or other related office functions to coordinate patient access.

  • In-depth knowledge of medical terminology and/or CPT/ICD coding preferred.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel applications.


  • None required.

Complexity of Work:

  • Requires excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to interact successfully with all levels of personnel.

  • Requires extensive exchange of verbal communication by phone and in person.

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication and organizational skills are essential.

  • The ability to handle multiple tasks.

  • Must treat all information and data within the scope of the position with appropriate confidentiality.

  • Requires the ability to work with minimal supervision.

  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

  • Ability to promote and utilize a consistent problem solving methodology.

  • Ability to function independently and as a team.

  • Must be detail oriented, organized and able to work under stringent deadlines.

Work Experience:

  • Two years related experience in an area that provides broad knowledge of medical terminology that includes patient registration, patient billing, insurance processing or appointment/OR scheduling. Or three years of customer service concierge experience.

  • Proficiency in use of personal computer (PC) and general knowledge of PC based systems and software.

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires frequent standing, walking and sitting for extended periods of time.

  • Lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs.

  • Requires manual dexterity to grasp and handle records and to operate PC computer in the course of work and navigate throughout the hospital.

  • Normal or corrected vision.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

Cleveland Clinic Health System is pleased to be an equal employment employer: Women / Minorities / Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities