Bariatric Coordinator Salary
An average Bariatric Coordinator in the United States can expect to take home roughly $68K per year. The bottom of the pay range sits near $37K, and the top verges on $90K per year. Bariatric Coordinators who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 89 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Bariatric Coordinators. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Job Description for Bariatric Coordinator
Bariatric coordinators act as liaisons between patients and surgeons who will be performing surgeries. The goal of these surgeries is to assist in weight loss, with the conjunction of a healthy diet and lifestyle. A bariatric coordinator’s basic responsibility is to be the administrator of the bariatric department’s personnel.Read More...
Duties also include keeping up inventory and supplies and being current on all regulations and protocols. As a bariatric coordinator, there is a need to meet with patients and monitor the patients after care. To ensure proper after-care, a registered nurse and/or dietician is necessary. A bariatric coordinator must be punctual and have great intrapersonal and organizational skills. They must be able to schedule and direct team meetings, suggest improvements, and encourage team morale. Proficiency with Microsoft office applications and the ability to keep accurate records of patients’ private information will be needed.
Bariatric coordinators must be able to fulfill surgical and tool sanitization duties. Proficiency in all duties performed by subordinates and the ability to assist and possibly fill in for coworkers is pertinent. Being a bariatric coordinator requires a lot of office work, as well as field work. These coordinators must have extensive experience and knowledge of the medical field and must be willing to travel, depending on the network of the medical facilities in the area. Generally, a bariatric coordinator needs to have a bachelor’s degree in office management or a related field, as well as pertinent experience.
Bariatric Coordinator Tasks
- Review, audit and submit completed authorizations and supporting documents.
- Develop and present bariatric surgery education and programs, for staff and public.
- Oversee, develop and evaluate all services and functions of the bariatric program.
- Audit, analyze and confirm patient data retrieval and reports, improve efficiency when necessary.
- Supervise the day-to-day operations, and perform data retrieval on bariatric surgery patients.
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Pay by Experience Level for Bariatric Coordinator
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Bariatric Coordinators — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $56K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $65K. Bariatric Coordinators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $67K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $81K.