GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES â€“ Responsible for greeting and navigating patients/guests in registration lobby. Provide assistance to patients checking-in for services, and expedite patient flow. Navigate patient/guest flow in registration areas to ensure an overall positive customer experience.
SUPERVISOR - Patient Access Manager or Director
DUTIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
â€¢ Welcome patient and family members in a professional manner. Contact the nursing staff for emergency
medical needs and answer patient and visitor questions
â€¢ Oversee the daily activities of the front desk and lobby areas
â€¢ Greet patients upon arrival, and navigate patient flow
â€¢ Assist with check in process; monitor patient registration tracker
â€¢ Perform lobby rounding to ensure patients are kept aware of their wait time expectations
â€¢ Encourage and assist with patient enrollment in the Patient Portal
â€¢ Empowerment to make decisions on their own to help a customer; escalate appropriately
â€¢ Understands that our reputation is only as good as our customerâ€™s last experience; ensure it is the best.
â€¢ Consistently provide patient flow updates to PTAC leadership
â€¢ Assist in resolving real-time patient concerns
â€¢ What customers think is true. Understand that they will hold on to this truth. For negative experiences, Apologize and then try to come up with a satisfactory solution.
â€¢ Give the customer the opportunity to tell you what they think in many ways at different stages in the visit.
Follow the Three Times Ruleâ€”if you hear something about your facility three times, whether you like it or not, pay serious attention. Take action.
â€¢ Interview incoming patients, his/her relatives, or other responsible individuals to obtain identifying and biographical information with insurance and financial information as needed
â€¢ Secure all signatures necessary for treatments, release of medical information, assignment of insurance benefits, and payment of services from legally responsible parties. Obtain copies of necessary identification and insurance cards.
â€¢ Explain policies regarding services, charges, insurance billing, and payment of account. Request full or partial payment for services rendered according to collection policies.
â€¢ Coach other employees with customer service opportunities
â€¢ Practice and adhere to the â€œCode of Conductâ€ philosophy and â€œMission and Value Statementâ€
â€¢ Other duties as assigned
KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS & ABILITIES
â€¢ Customer orientation â€“ establishes and maintains long-term customer relationships, building trust and respect by constantly meeting and exceeding expectations
â€¢ Communication â€“ communicates clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing
â€¢ Interpersonal skills â€“ able to work effectively with other employees, patients and external parties
â€¢ PC skills â€“ demonstrates proficiency in PC applications as required
â€¢ Policies & Procedures â€“ demonstrates knowledge and understanding of organizational policies, procedures and systems
â€¢ Basic skills â€“ able to perform basic mathematical calculations, balance and reconcile figures, punctuate properly, spell correctly and transcribe accuratelyQualifications:
• High school diploma or GED required.
• Hospitality degree preferred
• A minimum of 3 - 5 years of patient access, hotel, restaurant, retail, customer service experience required
• Previous Patient Access experience preferred
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