Swedish Medical Center Patient Financial and Scheduling Specialist - Bariatric Surgery and Non-Surgical Weight Loss Services in Seattle, Washington


Swedish is looking for a Patient Financial and Scheduling Specialist (1.0 FTE, Days) to work in Bariatric Surgery and Non-Surgical Weight Loss Services at Swedish First Hill in Seattle, WA.

The Patient Financial and Scheduling Specialist is a member of a multi-disciplinary team that coordinates the financial and scheduling of patients seeking care. This specialist is responsible for appointment and surgical scheduling, insurance authorization and financial services.

In this position you will:

  • Schedule patients for office visits and surgical procedures. Coordinate scheduling with other departments for various procedures or physician, therapy evaluations. Prepare copy of the daily patient/practitioner schedule. Contact patients about reminders or changes to their appointments.

  • Arrange for appropriate equipment/tools for the scheduled case. Follow guidelines for room bookings and specialty preference. Communicates all sensitive case/physician scheduling to the supervisor or manager.

  • Arrange appointments for pre-admission visits or telephone interviews. Gather information regarding need for language interpreters for cases requiring assistance with language or sign, in coordination with the pre-admission center.

  • Confirm patient insurance information including eligibility and coverage limitations and completing authorization and pre-certification of services provided. Make financial arrangements and secure payment for services rendered, including collecting of co-pays and charge entry.

  • Assist all patients requesting financial assistance through financial aide programs, processing all necessary paperwork, and in addition, assist patients in determining alternate sources of coverage for hospital stays as well as payments arrangements for private pay accounts.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Two years' experience in patient registration, financial counseling or insurance

  • Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Associate’s Degree in Business or Accounting from an accredited school or program

  • One year experience in a medical inpatient or outpatient admitting setting

About the First Hill Campus

The 697-bed tertiary-care center on the Swedish/First Hill campus is the flagship of the Swedish health-care system. Swedish/First Hill has one of the most active and advanced birthing programs in Washington State and houses a Level III neonatal intensive-care unit. More surgeries are performed each year at Swedish/First Hill than at any other facility in the region; volumes include more total joint replacements than any other medical center in the state.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details


Our Mission

Our nonprofit Mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of each person we serve. Our Vision is to demonstrate the highest-quality, best-value healthcare to all we serve.

About Us

Swedish is the largest nonprofit health care provider in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); ambulatory care centers in Redmond and Mill Creek; and Swedish Medical Group a network of more than 118 primary care and specialty locations throughout the Puget Sound. Swedish employs more than 13,300 employees and 3,100 physicians and allied health professionals. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we’re committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Patient Services

Location: Washington-Seattle

Work Locations: First Hill Heath Bldg (WA204) 801 Broadway Seattle, 98122

Req ID: 205944