• Location: Washington, District Of Columbia
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #77090

APR Consulting, Inc. has been engaged to identify a Scheduler   

Location: Washington, DC 20010
Position: Scheduler  
Pay Rate: $25.86/hr
Duration: 39 weeks
Expected Shift: 5x8hr days- 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM

  • Schedule, pre-certifies for both the physician and facility, verify insurance eligibility, review benefits to include co-pay and
  • deductible and documents procedure for Children's Hospital Operating Room and Ambulatory Surgery Center as well as outside
  • hospitals and surgery centers for patients. Work with parents and other departments to schedule patients in a timely manner
  • assuring that registrations, demographic and insurance information are correct. Verify guardianship/custody
  • issues that might arise. Coordinate vendor or other specialized equipment required for the surgical procedure upon request.

Functional Accountabilities:
Patient Service Activities – Registration and Scheduling

  • Process patient Surgical Plan of Care from Physician.
  • Confirm and correct computer aided, on-line registration with parent/guardian via telephone or in person in courteous and consumer-orientated manner; collect personal and insurance information.
  • Discuss co-payment, deposits or payment in full requirements with parents prior to scheduled appointment; counsel parent or refer parent to Medlaw for financial counseling or establishing payment schedule.
  • Contact and verify insurance company in a timely manner to pre-certify procedure, document pre-certification notes in Cerner registration; contact PCP’s for referrals and or H&P’s as needed.
  • Coordinates various diagnostic tests; call parent/guardian to schedule procedure, work with both the surgeon’s and parent's schedules, as well as possibly other physician’s schedules for joint procedures; schedule patients for an appointment with physician, nurse or technical personnel using the on-line scheduling system (Cerner); send parent a confirmation letter of procedure as well as other information relating to the surgical experience.
  • Coordinate admission and/or procedure with other departments per patient needs; follow-up with each parent/patient until procedure is scheduled.

Cerner System Management

  • Post case in Cerner utilizing the policy guidelines; maximize operating room block time utilization; confirm cases with the OR Posting Office.
  • Contact and receive authorization numbers for late rooms, use of open OR time, etc.
  • Contact system managers immediately when problems occur.

Confirmation of Procedure

  • Assure that a registration for the procedure is in the HBOC system at least two days prior to date of procedure.
  • Confirm with parent/guardian; facilitate consents for patients who are wards of the state/district.
  • Confirm that there is a Consent, Surgical Plan of Care and History & Physical form for patients documented or scanned into
  • the EMR prior to the DOS; retrieve any rescheduled patients’ communication to ensure no delay on the day of service.
  • Confirm and coordinate the schedule with surgical equipment representatives needed for the surgical procedure.


  • High School Diploma
  • 3 years – Progressive experience performing patient registration and scheduling, medical insurance verification, preferably in a hospital or a physician’s office as a receptionist.
  • Must be proficient in Cerner and or similar EMR, CNHS HBOC and PPM/PSM systems.
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal, consumer relations and telephone skills required.
  • Must have proficient knowledge in medical insurance verification procedures, insurance screening and financial counseling,
  • billing and healthcare business operations, as well as working knowledge of CPT/ICD-10 coding.
  • Must be able to multi-task and have knowledge of medical terminology .

Our client is one of the largest Healthcare Staffing Providers in the United States, to be assigned at one of their affiliated hospitals/healthcare facilities.
This particular client is requiring that all new hires show proof of vaccination. However, accommodations may be made for those with disabilities or religious reasons who cannot obtain a vaccine.
Since 1980 APR Consulting, Inc. has provided professional recruiting and contingent workforce solutions to a diverse mix of clients, industries, and skill sets nationwide.
We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity! If you feel your experience is a match for this position, please apply today and join our team. We look forward to working with you!


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About APR Consulting
APR Consulting, Inc., is one of the most trusted talent acquisition and workforce solutions providers in the United States. Known for exceptional responsiveness, agile strategies, and consistently high-level talent, the firm has become a go-to for organizations and managed services providers navigating complex change and urgent challenges. Since its founding in 1980, APR has transformed from a California IT-focused staffing firm to a full-service solutions provider filling a wide range of positions and serving over eight industries — including aerospace and defense, healthcare, IT, telecom, hospitality/gaming, sports/entertainment, government, and utilities –– in all 50 states, with a loyal roster of more than 850 specialized professionals.