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UPMC complies with all governmental requirements related to local, state, and federal COVID-19 vaccination for employment. The Jan. 13 Supreme Court of the United States decision that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate will move forward requires UPMC to ensure employees either get vaccinated or receive a requested medical or religious exemption.

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Proof of vaccination is not required upon hire; however, employees will be responsible for ensuring post-hire compliance by getting vaccinated or requesting a medical or religious exemption.

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Contact Center Specialist I

  • Job ID: 720701156
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: University of Pittsburgh Physicians
  • Department: 65053 POP10 MED General Internal
  • Location: 3459 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $16.36 to $25.72 / hour

Description

Purpose:

Do you have experience working in a call center or a medical office setting?  Are you excited to grow your career in customer service?  UPMC is hiring a full-time Contact Center Specialist I to work at Montefiore Hospital.  This role works Monday through Friday, 8:00am until 4:30pm.

In this role, you will serve as the first line of contact for the patient. The Contact Center Specialist I acts as an advocate for patients by providing guidance, interpretation, and education on scheduling.  They provide details regarding patients’ appointments, including directions, parking information, and required preparation.  They also review, verify, and enter the patients’ demographic and insurance information.

Look no further, apply today!

Responsibilities:

  • Answer multi-line telephone system
  • Schedule appointments, contact or page physicians according to department questionnaires, protocols and templates.
  • Review, verify and enter the patient's demographic and insurance information to ensure data integrity
  • Demonstrate ability to understand reason for patient visit and to schedule an appointment with the correct sub-specialist by obtaining medical information/diagnosis in order to accurately schedule with specific physician, or specialty.
  • Ensure effective, thorough, and accurate documentation of telephone encounter.
  • Ensure effective communication to patients regarding scheduling and call details to patients (directions, parking information, and required preparation for appointment)
  • Contact patients to discuss their post-discharge appointment requirements; follow up and coordinate all appointments for the patient needs and allow for appropriate scheduling to a specific physician or specialty.
  • Ensure effective communication and call escalation to appropriate personnel; includes thorough and accurate documentation of telephone encounter.
  • Maintain performance at or above established benchmarks for: Quality Assurance. Average Call Handling Time, Schedule Adherence and Telephone Aux usage.

 

Qualifications

  • High school graduate or equivalent.

  • 2 years customer service experience or call center experience required. OR 1 year health insurance call center and claims adjustments experience required.

  • Detail Oriented.

  • Advanced knowledge of health insurance, third party payor billing requirements, medical terminology and reimbursement practices preferred.

  • Must be able to maintain confidential information.

  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Competent in MS Office/PC skills.

  • Must be able to make appropriate decisions based on the circumstances as well as established protocols.

  • 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:

  • Act 34

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.  

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