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#112243 (HA4) - Practice Support Specialist - Surgery

Filing Deadline: Fri 10/22/2021

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UC San Diego current employees who apply by 10/04/21 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.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 10/11/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 10/21/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Under the minimal supervision of the Clinic Manager, the Practice Support Specialist primarily oversees, provides leadership, and training for all back end duties such as call center, referral and authorizations, and other advanced administrative duties such as templates, office purchases, coaching, etc. The Practice Support Specialist has oversight over his/her junior counterparts. The Practice Support Specialist serves as a resource for the entire department. With the guidance of the Clinic Manager, the Practice Support Specialist initiates and participates in improvement efforts which directly impact the practice. Provides back up support to the front desk lead as needed.


  • A minimum of four (4) years of relevant experience.

  • Thoroughly understands functions of the referral and authorization department.

  • Ability to articulate physician's areas of expertise. Understands functions of the physicianliaison department.

  • Proficient knowledge of computer programs to include Excel, PowerPoint, Graphs, and Word, etc.

  • Possess the skills, and extensive knowledge of practices in Ambulatory setting, administrative lead and front office administration.

  • Demonstrated experience providing financial oversight.

  • Proven ability to serve as point of contact and work collaboratively as a team member/leader.

  • Excellent customer/patient experience required.


  • Bilingual in both Spanish and English.

  • Possess the skills, and extensive knowledge of practices in Ambulatory setting.

  • Administrative lead; and front office administration.


  • Able to flex work hours, including overtime, weekends, and holidays if required for businessneeds.
  • 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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