Job Description

Payroll Title:
Faculty Practice Pulmonary
Hiring Salary Range
$24.68 - $30.67 /Hour
Executive Drive
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
EX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hour shifts, Sunday - Saturday

#120556 Sleep Medicine Access Specialist

Extended Review Date: Thu 1/26/2023

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

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

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 12/20/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 12/30/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Placement within the salary range is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).


Under supervision within the Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine Center, this position provides front desk support by performing a variety of clerical and receptionist duties in support of daily patient services within clinical areas. Responsibilities include greeting patients, checking in and checking out procedures, appointment scheduling, insurance, and authorization verification, DME authorization, updating patient demographics, audit billing documents, disposition appointments, co-pay collection, managing/monitoring petty cash drawer and working closely with physicians, nurses, staff and other UCSD departments. Other related duties as assigned.


  • Three (3) years of directly related experience in a large complex healthcare orclinic setting; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Experience with scheduling appointments.

  • Knowledge of EPIC/Cadence for use in obtaining insurance authorization.

  • Demonstrated ability to maintain accurate records.

  • Knowledge and familiarity with various insurance types and the authorization process.

  • Medical terminology, preferably pulmonary medicine.

  • Ability to exercise judgment and make decisions with regard to patient needs.

  • Knowledge of general office operations and principles. Computer skills and dataentry experience, especially with charge entry and scheduling.

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

  • Organizational skills and ability to process a high volume of work in an accurate and timely manner.

  • Able to interpret policies and procedures and apply them. Ability to extract, compile, analyze and effectively present pertinent information.

  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision with ability to analyzesituations and develop options and recommendations.


  • Knowledge of UCSD telephone systems.
  • Familiarity with UCSD/Thornton Hospital policies and procedures, facilities, formsand documents.
  • Bilingual in both Spanish and English


  • Must be able to work various hours, days, shifts, on-call and locations based on the 24-hour Medical Center's business needs.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

Pay Transparency Act Full Salary Range: $51,532 - $64,039 Annually

The University of California, San Diego is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The full salary range for this position is defined as the Full Pay Range. The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position defined as the Expected Pay Scale. Placement within the Expected Pay Scale is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

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

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

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, the only Burn Center in the county, and and dozens of outpatient clinics. We invite you to join our team!

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