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Medical Call Center (Transfer Center Coordinator) - Partially Work From Home

  • Job ID: 220003AV
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Variable: days, evenings, nights
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: University of Pittsburgh Physicians
  • Department: OPR MedCall
  • Location: 3600 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $17.92 to $28.44 / hour

Description

University of Pittsburgh Physicians is seeking a full-time Transfer Center Coordinator to support UPMC MedCall at Forbes Tower in Oakland, PA! This position will also have the ability to work from home part of the time after completing a training period. 

UPMC MedCall serves as UPMC’s advanced physician resource for all aspects of patient transfers, referrals (urgent and non-urgent), physician consultations, and patient follow-ups. This department serves as the primary contact for referring physicians who are requesting the services of UPMC for continued patient care. 

This office is a 24-hour operation that includes rotating weekends and holidays. We are hiring for all shifts! While flexibility to adjust shifts is required, the MedCall department is currently prioritizing 8 hour shifts between 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. These shift hours leave flexibility to leave your days open, while being able to work full-time hours!  

The Transfer Center Coordinator serves as the primary contact for referring physicians who are requesting the services of UPMC for continued patient care. This position is responsible for facilitating all patient transfers into and within the UPMC Health System by answering phones and initiating referrals and inpatient transfers from physicians and medical professionals. Responsibilities require the Transfer Center Coordinator to multitask, maintain great customer service, and identify and escalate concerns in an efficient manner. 

The ideal candidate for this position will have proficient computer and typing skills, exceptional phone etiquette and communication skills, and strong organization and prioritization skills. Proficient medical terminology knowledge is strongly preferred, while direct patient care and/or medical training experience is a plus. A working knowledge of EPIC and/or Medipac is also a plus.  

If you are interested in a fast-paced work environment, multitasking while being exposed to multiple facets of the healthcare industry and being able to directly impact patient care and physician efficiency – apply today! 

**Sign-on Bonus Available!**


Responsibilities:

 

  • Provide and assist physicians with emergent and non-emergent transfers, consults, and other calls received for all facilities. Efficiently and accurately transcribe interactions on calls. All documentation on transfers to be completed and entered in department database timely.
  • Request and coordinate all medical transportation, as necessary. Provide initial information to admissions, case managers and bed flow coordinators of incoming patients; update all admission records as necessary.
  • Serve as preceptor and assist with training of new staff.
  • Answer calls into the UPMC transfer center (MedCall) to provide a point of entry into UPMC: the scope is unlimited (local and worldwide). Responsible for meeting departmental benchmarks related to call handling and transferring.
  • All documentation on transfers to be completed and entered in department database timely.
  • Maintain an awareness of services and capabilities of UPMC facilities in support of the outreach efforts of the transfer center.
  • Appropriate escalation of issues, bed assignments, and problems as determined by departmental protocols.
  • Knowledge of multiple communication methods utilized by the department.
  • Maintain a familiarity with internal systems available and necessary in the performance of the job.
  • Accurate and timely documentation of call information per departmental standards.
  • Input patient registration information into EPIC/Medipac.
  • Make outbound calls to clarify requests, provide bed assignments, and seek additional details.
  • Display attention to detail and the ability to multitask.
  • Make appropriate decisions based on the established protocols.
  • Exhibit strong interpersonal and communication skills, remaining professional and courteous when dealing with sensitive issues and stressful circumstances.
  • Exhibit strong written and verbal communication skills.

 

Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Five (5) years customer service experience or call center experience
  • OR two (2) years emergency or healthcare call center
  • OR four (4) years in a healthcare business setting
  • OR two (2) years of direct patient care experience with EMS or in a role such as a Medical Assistant, LPN or PCT
  • OR successful completion of an LPN or RN training program
  • Knowledge of medical terminology or medical training strongly preferred
  • Computer literacy/data entry skills.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34

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