Job Description

Payroll Title:
Thornton Respiratory/Pulmonary
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
EX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday - Friday

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

#111089 Authorization and Scheduling Coordinator

Initial Review Date: Tue 8/24/2021

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 before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit:

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 08/17/2021 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 08/26/2021. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

UC San Diego current employees who apply by 08/19/2021 will have priority consideration for this position. Recruiters will refer qualified internal candidates after the first 7 days of the job posting. All qualified external applicants and additional internal applicants who apply after the priority date may have further consideration pending the results of the initial review.


Under the direction of the Nurse Manager performs and coordinates general front office duties, to include but not limited to clinic and procedure appointment scheduling, authorization, billing verification, completion and coding of billing document, insurance eligibility and verification, triaging phone calls and performs other duty as assigned. Maintains confidentiality. Work cooperatively and communicate effectively with team members and other departments to ensure accuracy and efficiency of scheduling and coordination. May perform other related duties as assigned.


  • Three (3) years administrative experience.

  • Proficient computer skills and data entry experience, especially with charge entry and scheduling.

  • Experience scheduling appointments with proven ability to exercise judgment and make decisions with regard to patient needs.

  • Thorough knowledge and familiarity with various insurance types and the authorization process.

  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Systems.

  • Demonstrated knowledge Medical terminology, preferably pulmonary.

  • Ability to determine importance of calls and proper area of referral.

  • Effective interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate in a professional manner, both in person and by telephone when dealing with diverse groups of people.


  • Four year college degree in a related field.
  • Three to Five years of administrative experience in a large complex health care setting.
  • Knowledge of UCSD Medical Center systems (EPIC, Webpaging)


  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • 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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