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Central Scheduling Rep

  • Job ID: 557803130
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Pinnacle Health Medical Services - Specialty
  • Department: NeuroSciences Institute
  • Location: Technology Parkway, Mechanicsburg PA 17050
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $15.42 to $23.67 / hour

Description

Our team is growing and we have a variety of opportunities available for Central Scheduler. If you’re passionate about patient care and looking for a career that offers great benefits and plenty of room for growth, we invite you to explore this opportunity today! 

We are currently hiring for a full-time role based out of Harrisburg, PA.  Employees will have an opportunity to rotate from work from home and in-office.  

Purpose:
Schedule appointments for a similar group or specialty of physicians generally at one location or multiple session timeshares. Serve as front line resource for PSD Departments to coordinate access of the external public to our care providers and ensure the goal of 72 hours patient access are met.

Responsibilities:

  • Take responsibility to escalate to appropriate clinical or supervisory personnel when needed, including thorough and accurate documentation of telephone encounters for messaging.
  • Obtain chief complaints in order to schedule appropriately.
  • Coordinate access to care for patients within their own department or location.
  • Schedule appointments according to the physician templates for similar types of physicians, generally at one office or multiple session timeshares (single specialty phone room or front desk environment).
  • Review and verify the patient's insurance information.
  • Routinely attend department meetings and on-going in-service and training programs, to present and exchange pertinent information.
  • Answer multi-line telephone system. The number of calls taken must be within 90% of the daily average calls per day per agent.
  • Appropriately distribute/triage phone calls to other areas and/or clinical providers (billing, nurse, operations lead, etc.). Work the overflow call list and Audiocare report.
  • Treat all patients with respect and demonstrates the behaviors learned in the Patient Ambassador Program.
  • Review, verify and enter the patient's demographic information to ensure data integrity.
  • Take incoming calls demonstrating the essential skills documented in the Telephone Courtesy Standards.
  • Schedule appointments according to the templates/departmental scripts while meeting business unit scheduling accuracy requirements.
  • Give basic information to patients (directions, parking information, and required preparation for an appointment. Function at multiple sites as requested by supervisor.
  • Compile and send new patient packets or flags patient if needs to be completed upon arrival.
  • Monitor patient waitlist report.
  • Understand UPMC's 72-hour appointment requirement and work to ensure guidelines are met.
  • Knowledgeable about various reasons for patient calls such as prescription refills, how to triage clinical issues, participating insurances, questions about physicians, etc.

 

Qualifications

  • Completion of HS Diploma/equivalent and 1 year of experience in a medical office, customer service, inbound call center (preferred), or other relevant health care setting will be considered.
  • Associates degree and 6 months of experience in a medical office, customer service, inbound call center (preferred), or other relevant health care setting preferred Must have experience with personal computer-based applications, including email and experience with other various office equipment.
  • Must be able to multitask at a high level. Able to interact with a variety of external and internal constituents, including patients, patients' families, internal physicians, referring physicians or their clinical/office staff, insurance companies, nurses.
  • Experience with/knowledge of medical terminology and multi-line telephone systems is preferred.
  • Electronic scheduling system experience is preferred. Must be able to learn and apply third party payer guidelines and reimbursement practices.
  • Basic knowledge of health insurance preferred. Must be able to maintain confidential information.
  • Must have strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills and be able to remain professional and courteous when dealing with sensitive issues and stressful circumstances.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Clearances must be dated within 90 days
 

  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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