Job Description

Payroll Title:
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Moores Cancer Center
Appointment Type:
Per Diem
Appointment Percent:
EX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Sunday- Saturday

As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#110064 Front Desk Coordinator- Per Diem

Initial Review Date: Mon 11/1/2021

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy


Under the supervision of the Moores Cancer Center Clinical Operational Supervisor, the Front Desk Scheduling Coordinator is responsible for a variety of clerical and administrative duties in support of daily patient services within all clinical areas. The scope encompasses greeting patients, check-in and check-out procedures, appointment scheduling for various Cancer Center clinics including, but not limited to, the Multi-Specialty Clinic, Infusion Center Scheduling, BMT, Breast Clinic, Perlman Outpatient Clinic, Fast Track, and Laboratory Services.

Conducts registration, insurance and authorization verification, updating patient demographics, appointment arrival, co-pay collection, printing of appropriate check-in forms, printing of wrist bands, managing/monitoring petty cash (cash drawer), clinic and infusion work queue review/update, MUC scheduler inbox/my chart message clearance, contacting patients as needed to schedule appointments, documenting via telephone encounters/staff messages via Epic, working closely with physicians, nurses, staff and other UCSD departments and staff.

This position is also interchangeable as a Call Center Specialist which is responsible for typical duties including customer service, answering multi-line incoming calls, completing the online registration, insurance/authorization verification, scheduling appointments, expediting EPIC orders by routed referrals through the MUC work queue. Other duties as assigned.


  • Three (3) years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Demonstrated experience working in a large healthcare organization.

  • Prior scheduling experience.

  • Proven knowledge of third-party payors including federal, state and private health plans.

  • Experience with patient check-in/check-out and cash handling.

  • Demonstrated experience with insurance and authorizations.

  • Possess strong computer skills and be able to work between multiple systems during calls.

  • Must have excellent customer service skills.


  • EPIC Cadence knowledge.
  • Oncology experience.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish


  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs; Occasional Overtime/Holiday coverage.
  • Work locations including La Jolla, Hillcrest, and Kearny Mesa locations as needed.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

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