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Referral Coordinator

La Habra, California
USD19.50 to USD22.00 Per Hour
Job Type
19 May 2023

Vista Community Clinic is a private, non-profit, multi-specialty outpatient clinic providing care in a comprehensive, high quality setting. Located in San Diego, Orange and Riverside counties, we work to advance community health and hope by providing access to premier health services. We are looking for dedicated, motivated, enthusiastic team players who want to make a difference in the community. Our competitive compensation and benefits program includes health, dental, vision, company-paid life, flexible spending accounts and a 403(B) plan, for eligible employees. VCC is an equal opportunity employer.


Responsible for the coordination, processing, obtaining prior authorizations, and requesting reports for a variety of referrals requested by VCC clinicians. Collaborate with others to ensure successful tracking and completion of referrals.

Complete all associated paperwork
Organize all necessary information from the patient medical record to accurately complete the referral authorization. Verify insurance information and check eligibility (through phone or insurance portals) as needed for referral purposes. Submit all appropriate information for referral including cover letters, pertinent progress notes, imaging or labs as related to the referral.
Provide patients with referral information and instructions on how to contact specialist and schedule appointment.
Act as liaison with referral providers and agencies
Document referral information in the Electronic Health Record using NextGen and HealthViewX (HVX)
Use referral tracking system to move the referral through the process of Not Started-Pending-Follow-up and Closed. Documenting progress in patient chart.
Verify receipt of consult, diagnostic and other required reports. Be sure document is scanned into patient chart and forwarded to Clinician PAQ.
Act as liaison with referral clinicians and agencies
Availability to take phone calls and respond to voicemail and Email in a timely manner. Keep phone and Skype status up-to-date.
Interact directly with patients, providing excellent care to all. Remain objective and non-judgmental. Regularly assist patients by answering questions and resolving issues that may arise during the referral process. Document all communication.


High school graduate or equivalent
Minimum two years' experience in medical, social service setting or related field


Medical assistant certification or equivalent training
Bilingual English/Spanish
Familiarity with CPT an ICD codes

Required Skills/Knowledge/Abilities

Familiar with medical, social service and health insurance terminology
Ability to type and enter data with a high degree of accuracy
Excellent verbal and written skills necessary for communication with patients/clients, clinicians and other staff

Preferred Skills/Knowledge/Abilities

Experience/familiarity with Practice Management and Electronic Medical Records systems, NextGen preferred
Familiarity with Medical terminology and procedures and CPT and ICD codes.

Pay Range

$19.50 - $22.00
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  • Job Reference: 1010172801-2
  • Date Posted: 19 May 2023
  • Recruiter: Vista Community Clinic
  • Location: La Habra, California
  • Salary: USD19.50 to USD22.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent