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How have you impacted someone’s life today? At Hackensack Meridian Health our team members are focused on changing the lives of our patients by providing the highest level of care and coaching each and every day.  Through the comprehensive care we provide, we are confident that you will be able to apply your skills while building your career within New Jersey’s premier healthcare system.


The Surgical Coordinator handles all aspects of surgical and testing care under the direction and supervision of the Practice Manager and physician(s) for the patients of the practice.


A day in the life of a Surgical Coordinator at Meridian includes:


  • Coordinates all aspects of surgical care and testing services under the direction and supervision of the Practice Manager and physician(s) for the patients of the practice.
  • We take pride in providing excellent customer service. To help promote high levels of service, all team members greet patients and visitors in a prompt, courteous and helpful manner. At each patient encounter, team members respond promptly to patients’ needs and listen with empathy both in person and on the telephone. The coordinator will courteously interview the patient while never compromising the dignity of the patient’s surgical and financial needs.
  • Surgeries are scheduled in a prompt, courteous, and helpful manner, and the schedule is maintained without conflicts and/or delays.       The patient and their insurance information is logged, the insurance company is contacted for verification of coverage and benefits, precertification is obtained, surgery appointments are coordinated with physician’s calendar, and changes in the schedule are adjusted as needed. Appointments and surgical preparation information are communicated to and confirmed with patients.
  • The Coordinator ensures Pre-op procedure are followed with consistency, including: Completion of surgical package (including completion of consent forms and distribution to appropriate departments), schedule pre-surgery appointment with physician, ensure and coordinate medical clearance as needed, coordinate PAT appointments and follow up with results to the physician; Makes sure proper equipment is ordered for surgery.
  • Obtains proper authorization from insurance companies.      
  • Coordinates required postoperative care under the direction of the provider.
  • Efficiently and accurately performs surgical billing requirements including: coding procedures for precertification, coding surgeries based on the operative reports and verifying information with provider, posting surgical charges and payments and providing operative reports to insurance companies for claim approval.  
  • Accurately and timely completes reports for physicians, including dictation, consult letters, narratives, and other correspondence.      
  • Team Work in a practice is critical to our success. As such, all team members must display cooperative interactions with others and accepts responsibility for what needs to get done. Team members perform a broad range of assignments with efficiency and accuracy and in a positive manner.




  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Secretarial Science Education or comparable experience
  • Post High School courses in medical terminology.
  • 2 years progressively responsible experience in a medical office in a clerical role
  • Experience in GYN or Urology preferred
  • CPR certification is preferred
  • The ability to learn quickly and adapt to changing patient needs, a strong sense of accountability for improving the lives of our patients and their caregivers, an exceptional focus on teamwork, dedication to ongoing education, and the ability and passion to deliver the highest quality of care based on a strong sense of patient focus are all required.



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