University of Utah Outpatient Services Specialist in Salt Lake City, Utah
Open Date 10/26/2018
Requisition Number PRN18755B
Job Title Outpatient Services Specialist
Working Title Outpatient Services Specialist
Job Grade UGR
FLSA Code Nonexempt
Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes
Standard Hours per Week 40
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Work Schedule Summary
Availability Monday – Friday, 6:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
VP Area U of U Health - Academics
Department 01101 - Pediatric Clinical Enterprise
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range $13.02 - $18.88
Open Until Filled Yes
The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah, School of Medicine has an immediate opening for an Outpatient Services Specialist to join our front desk reception team at Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building. The Outpatient Services Specialist makes a difference for patients in the outpatient care unit by providing excellent customer service, facilitating and ensuring the accuracy of the information flow between medical, hospital staff and departments to maximize unit efficiency.
Regular and punctual attendance are required.
1.Completes the patient registration process by reviewing accounts and other compliance-related documents for completeness and accuracy. Obtains and documents missing information required for the completion of patient registration.
2.Enters corrected or new patient data into iCentra andEPICsystems.
3.Prepares paperwork for patient visit.
4.Communicates with patients, providers and colleagues in a confidential professional manner using tact and diplomacy.
5.Notifies patients and their families of co-pays, deductibles, and co-insurance as appropriate; collects co-payments. Reconciles against daily charge reports.
6.Schedules patient appointments. Contacts patients for rescheduling, missed appointments and appointment reminders. Monitors patient flow; adjusts workflow as appropriate and notifies clinical staff.
7.Performs special projects and other clinical support duties as assigned.
Must be able to maintain professional demeanor in stressful or difficult situations.
This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required:
Nearly Continuously: Office environment.
Seldom: Infectious disease, oils ( there is air or skin exposure to oils or other cutting fluids ).
Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required
Nearly Continuously: Hearing, listening, talking.
Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking, standing, sitting.
Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.
One year of continuous office experience or equivalency; basic computer skills; and successful completion of a medical terminology course provided by the hospital within the first year of employment required. Demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills are also required.
Experience withICD-9 andCPT4 coding may be preferred.
One year experience in patient registration, admitting or related work may be preferred.
Care is appropriate to the population served
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary
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This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.
We protect our patients, coworkers, and community by requiring all patient care employees to be immunized according to CDC standards. All patient care employees must receive the following vaccinations:
•Hepatitis B for some jobs
Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.