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Medical Receptionist (PAT Admissions) -Plainsboro, NJ - Day Shift (Full-Time)

Job ID: 172757
Category: Clerical/Administrative
Work Type: FT
Location: Plainsboro, NJ, United States
Date Posted: Mar 3, 2023
Work Schedule: Day Shift

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Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

Penn Medicine Princeton Health is seeking a medical receptionist to work the day shift full-time.

Position Summary:

The medical receptionist is primarily responsible for coordinating preoperative documents for patients' surgery. This includes but not limited to: faxing, email, scanning, uploading documents to EMR. 

Following up with offices for pre-op documentation.The perioperative service line secretary position is responsible for covering various units within the service line, including Pre-Admission Testing, Ambulatory Surgery, Operating Room and Main Hospital Perioperative Areas. Duties include but are not limited to preparing patient charts, scheduling procedures, and serving as a point of contact for patients prior, during, and after procedures.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

1. Greets patients and visitors to the surgical services area. Answers telephones and responds to inquiries. Collates patient’s charts.

2. Communicates with physicians’ office representatives and/or nurses to prepare patient health information prior to surgical procedures. Coordinates the scheduling of surgical procedures.

3. Reviews perioperative documents for required elements per policy prior to scanning into the EMR

4. Serves a resource to patients and families before, during, and after the perioperative experience. Informs patients of arrival time and pre-surgical instructions.

5. Reviews patients charts for completeness checking for H&Ps and medical clearances within guidelines or device forms as requested by surgeon and/or Anesthesia; follows up as needed with medical personnel to ensure completeness.


  • Education

    • High School Graduate/GED/Equivalent Work Exp. required
    • Associate’s Degree preferred

  • Related Work Experience
    • At least two (2) years' previous work experience
We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

Live Your Life's Work

We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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