Job Description

Payroll Title:
Occupational Health
Hiring Pay Scale
$30.45 - $47.07 / Hour
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
CX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 Hour Shifts, Monday - Saturday

#129610 Workers Comp Authorization Coordinator 2

Filing Deadline: Mon 5/20/2024

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.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 5/08/24 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 5/20/24. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Under minimal supervision, the Worker's Compensation Coordinator acts as liaison between physicians, adjusters, nurse case managers and employers to expedite delivery of medical care for workers compensation patients. Provides case coordination for WC patients; provides QA review of forms and of medical reports for completeness and accuracy to ensure they meet ACOEM guidelines; assists clinicians with preparation of Permanent & Stationary reports according to AMA guidelines. Secures authorization and process referrals for specialty care and diagnostic testing requested by COEM providers. Serves as a resource for staff/faculty regarding WC laws and procedures. Supports/trouble shoots departmental IT systems; Serves as a Super user/Administrator for Ishare site; acts as an IT resource for departmental staff. Develops and implements EMR forms. Requires strong understanding of workers' compensation system, laws and procedures. Demonstrated skill using MS Office and Adobe Acrobat. Provides staff training as required. Job standards are to be performed at the EXPERT level.


  • Six of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor’s degree in business, healthcare administration, or related area plus two years of relevant healthcare experience.

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret policies, rules, laws and regulations by performing case management and analyzing and reviewing large quantities of medical reports and extracting pertinent information such as diagnosis, work status, estimated and transitional return to work, and treatment plans.

  • Prior experience with and knowledge of Workers’ Compensation guidelines and California law.

  • Experience working with insurance carriers, third party administrators, referral sources and outside employers regarding Workers' Compensation services.

  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality.

  • Demonstrated communication skills, both verbal and written, including knowledge of proper business formats, grammar, spelling and punctuation.

  • Demonstrated customer service skills with the ability to answer in-person and written requests, and telephone calls and impart accurate and current information in a courteous, friendly and professional manner.

  • Skill to use word processing, database, spreadsheet, e-mail, and web-based software. Skill to use Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and other software, and web-based functions.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of federal HIPAA regulations and state health insurance laws.


  • Knowledge of and experience with University Workers’ Compensation policies and procedures

  • Knowledge of medical and insurance terminology.

  • Experience using IFIS and EPIC.

  • Knowledge of insurance claims processing and interpreting explanation of benefits.

  • Experience using Systoc EMR.


  • Must be able to provide transportation between Thornton Hospital, UCSDMC, COEM and customer sites.

  • Variable hours; overtime may be required.

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

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $63,580 - $98,282 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $30.45 - $47.07

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

If employed by the University of California, you will be required to comply with our Policy on Vaccination Programs, which may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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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