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Referral Coordinator, PIH Health Physicians; Women's Center, Los Angeles, Full time, days

Job ID 12072-977 Date posted 06/09/2021

PIH Health is a nonprofit, regional healthcare network that serves approximately 3 million residents in the Los Angeles County, Orange County and San Gabriel Valley region. The fully integrated network is comprised of PIH Health Hospital - Whittier, PIH Health Hospital - Downey and PIH Health Good Samaritan Hospital, 27 outpatient medical locations, a multispecialty medical (physician) group, home healthcare services and hospice care, as well as heart, cancer, women’s health, urgent care and emergency services. The organization is recognized by Watson Health as one of the nation’s Top Hospitals, and College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) as one of the nation’s top hospital systems for best practices, cutting-edge advancements, quality of care and healthcare technology. PIH Health is certified as a Great Place to Work TM. For more information, visit or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

The Referral Representative works under general supervision and is responsible for the coordination of patient referrals, to include submission, tracking, patient scheduling, and closing the loop on all referrals as well as the coordination of treatment for hospital and/or ancillary services. Entails communicating with Office and UM staff as well as Payors and patients. The Referral Coordinator ensures an efficient referral process which provides a seamless consistent process of referral for the patient across all providers/specialties.

Required Skills

Critical thinking and problem solving skills to identify and resolve issues in a timely manner; demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and tactfully; knowledge of customer service principles and practices; attention to detail, actively listens and always follows appropriate channels of communication; excellent organizational and follow-through skills, able to prioritize and balance multiple assignments; ability to interact with staff (at all levels) in a fast paced environment, sometimes under pressure, remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient, with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality; uses time efficiently, able to deal with frequent change or unexpected events; must be able to handle multiple tasks with interruption; good memory, pleasant voice; knowledge and ability to perform tasks with Microsoft Office software; knowledge of ICD-9 CM and CPT coding systems; Spanish/Chinese bilingual preferred.

Required Experience

Formal training will be indicated by a high school diploma or equivalent; at least 1 year of experience in a medical office or hospital setting: previous experience with ICD-9 & CPT coding systems; medical terminology; basic knowledge of frequently ordered diagnostic tests preferred; ability to maintain composure & balance multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.

Beyond the benefits that come with working for the area's leading community healthcare provider – one that also recognizes the need to ensure patient safety and comfort – you'll enjoy an extremely competitive compensation and benefits package.  We are an equal opportunity employer and seek diversity in our workforce.   EOE M/F/D/V

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