Pre-Op/PACU Dept Coordinator

Position Details

Department: PCH-MAIN | Aerodigestive Pre & Post OP
Category: Patient Care Svcs(Tech & Asst)
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 783825
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

Posting Note: Full time Monday-Friday 6am-4:30pm (4/10s)

Responsible for preparing the department for both the current and subsequent day to support patient care and smooth operations. This includes putting charts together, flagging charts for physician signatures, scheduling PAT, ordering equipment and supplies needed for the patient care, and working with charge nurse to assign patients to appropriate rooms and staff.

Position Duties

  1. Coordinates communications for Pre-op or PACU
    • Answers all incoming calls in courteous and professional manner and triages appropriately
    • Communicates professionally and remains calm and professional during stressful situations
    • Updates the unit tracking board with patient information and nursing assignments
    • Coordinates patient placement with bed placement
    • Communicates professionally and remains calm and professional during stressful situations
    • Obtains physician orders from SCM
    • Review AMPFM dashboard routinely and works collaboratively with Admitting the day before
    • and the day of to confirm the patients correct name and the correct account for the visit.
    • Collaborates with EVS to have isolation rooms/locations cleaned in a timely manner.
    • PRE-OP
    • Flags documents in patient chart for physician signature
    • Looks in AMPFM for patient arrival and coordinates timely arrival to the unit to avoid delays
    • in procedure
    • Faxes scheduling orders from Healthpoint to Admitting to assure authorization number for procedure is obtained pre-procedure
    • PACU
    • Updates the bed hold log
  2. Coordinates and or schedules same day add on procedures
    • Monitors the fax and printer frequently for orders and patients to be scheduled
    • PRE-OP
    • Obtains orders from offices
    • Calls admitting with OR add on procedures so the patient visit account is started
    • Calls families at home to obtain NPO status, move surgery time up if appropriate, and
    • notifies OR HUC if family is able to move surgery time up
    • PACU
    • Works with bed placement to assign beds or change bed assignments from unit to PICU
    • Works collaboratively with OR coordinator for in-patient, add-on procedures
    • Obtains Valley Anesthesia assignments from fax and provides to Anesthesia group, Pre-op,
    • and PACU supervisor
  3. Provides support to other staff as needed
    • Anticipates needs of the team and helps to coordinate smooth unit operations with charge
    • nurse
    • Follows compliance rules/HIPPA laws
    • Places requests for SCD devices or epidural pumps and other equipment, as needed, and
    • receives to unit prior to patient arrival
    • Screens visitors for appropriate ID bands
    • Orders linen for the department
    • Places work orders in Sprocket for the department, keeps log and follows up
    • PRE-OP
    • Works with admitting to ensure consents from CMS are obtained pre-procedure
  4. Accomplishes necessary tasks in organized, systematic manner
    • Orders all necessary updated and current documents and office supplies for peri-op visit and files in an orderly manner
    • Maintains knowledge of current policy and procedure and ensures compliance
    • PRE-OP
    • Puts all charts together for same day add-on and next-day patient visit
    • PACU
    • Organizes patient charts and searches for appropriate orders
  5. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

Phoenix Children's Mission, Vision, & Values


To advance hope, healing and the best healthcare for children and their families


Phoenix Children's will be the leading pediatric health system in the Southwest, nationally recognized for exceptional care, innovative research and advanced medical education.

We realize this vision by:

  • Offering the most comprehensive care across ages, communities and specialties
  • Investing in innovative research, including emerging treatments, tools and technologies
  • Advancing education and training to shape the next generation of clinical leaders
  • Advocating for the health and well-being of children and families
  • We place children and families at the center of all we do
  • We deliver exceptional care, every day and in every way
  • We collaborate with colleagues, partners and communities to amplify our impact
  • We set the standards of pediatric healthcare today, and innovate for the future
  • We are accountable for making the highest quality care accessible and affordable
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