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#86608 Authorization Coordinator

Filing Deadline: Fri 3/3/2017

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 02/22/2017 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Eligible Disability Counseling and Consulting services (DCC) or Special Selection clients should contact their Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for assistance.


Under supervision of the Business Office Manager, incumbent serves as the authorization coordinator for all authorizations for the Department of Surgery's seven clinical divisions. Responsible for ensuring proper documentation of all funding, eligibility, and authorization issues in all pertinent systems. Duties include but not limited to Insurance verification, Registrations, and clearing hold bills. Ensures all required information is received and in EPIC.

The position will have primary duties and responsibilities to: ensure smooth flow of authorizations; oversee data entry for the authorization unit; and identify and resolve systemic issues with authorizations as they arise. Responsible for facilitating the processing of authorizations associated with orders placed in EPIC. Serves patients, physicians, staff, and ambulatory care service managers with matters related to registration and authorization issues/questions.

This position works closely with our surgeons, NPs, PAs and internal departments to ensure that all required information has been received and that it is in EPIC.


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

  • Proven organizational and project management skills, determinate priorities, complete multi projects, and high level of attention to detail while working with conflicting deadlines.

  • Experience working in a surgical authorization coordination unit or academic medical center preferred.

  • In-depth knowledge of hospital registration and insurance authorizations.

  • Demonstrated skill working between multiple systems during calls.

  • Possess excellent customer service skills.


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

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. U.S. News and World Report’s annual "America’s Best Hospitals" report has repeatedly ranked UC San Diego Health as the #1 health system in San Diego. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

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UCSD Health Sys
Payroll Title:
Perlman Medicine Specialties
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
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EX Contract
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri