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Swedish Health Services Scheduler in Seattle, Washington


Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Scheduler (1.0 FTE, Days) to work Medical Imaging Administration at Swedish Cherry Hill in Seattle, WA.

Responsible for scheduling outpatient imaging services including: CT; MRI; Ultrasound; Nuclear Medicine; Radiology and Interventional Radiology. Responsible for obtaining payer authorization for imaging procedures to be scheduled. Responsible for the acquisition and distribution of clinically specific referrals, lab reports and history and physical reports to the appropriate imaging departments. Expected to creatively manipulate schedules to allow for optimal technologist/room/radiologist productivity - revenue generation. Assure that billing has the appropriate service authorizations. Excellent communication and problem-solving skills are vital.

In this position you will:

  • Based on working knowledge of exams and patient preparation for same, schedules appointments for the following departments: CT, MRI, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, Radiology, and coordinate with the Heart Center schedulers for Interventional Radiologist time on US and CT Biopsies.

  • Coordinates Imaging Services exams with other hospital departments and physician offices, and prepares daily schedule for distribution.

  • Coordinates interpreters for patients.

  • Follows up on patient orders/referrals to facilitate making the correct appointment.

  • Keeps abreast of changing exam protocols for each department.

  • Working knowledge of EPIC and all scheduling functions. Proficient with Outlook, Excel, Word, and Swedish On-line.

  • Explains procedure to patient and provides directions to the Medical Center.

  • Confirmation calls to patient the day prior to scheduled exam.

  • Sends patient orders/referrals to medical records.


Required qualifications this position include:

  • H.S. Diploma or GED

  • Medical Terminology

  • 1 year of medical clerical experience

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Associate's Degree in Medical Services or equivalent educ/experience

  • 1 year of medical scheduling experience with a radiology focus.

About the Cherry Hill Campus

What is now known as the James Tower at Swedish/Cherry Hill Campus was home to the first hospital in Seattle, established in 1877 by the Sisters of Providence, a Catholic charity. On July 1, 2000, the 385-bed tertiary care center previously known as Providence Seattle Medical Center became part of the Swedish healthcare system.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit


Our Mission

Our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

Our Vision is Health for a Better World.

About Us

Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Swedish employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. 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: Cherry Hill Main Bldg (WA150) 500 17th Ave James Tower Seattle, 98122

Req ID: 297839