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Contact Center Specialist I

  • Job ID: 210001WR
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Corporate Revenue Cycle
  • Department: Rev Cyc Scheduling
  • Location: 380 East Bayfront Parkway, Erie PA 16507
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $13.91 to $21.19 / hour

Description

Purpose:

Do you have experience handling inbound calls and scheduling patient appointments? Are you excited to grow your career in customer service? UPMC Corporate Services is hiring full-time Contact Center Specialist Is to support its Scheduling department in Erie at our East Bayfront location. This role works Monday through Friday, typically 8:30am until 5:00pm.

A great perk includes work from home options! Work from home is available after your training is complete, occurring around four to six months (at the discretion of the supervisor and based on performance).

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 their appointment, including directions, parking information, and required preparation. They also review, verify, and enter the patients’ demographic and insurance information.

If you are up for the challenge, apply today!

Responsibilities:

  • Answer multi-line telephone system and 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 while answering multi-line telephone system and schedule appointments with physicians according to department questionnaires, protocols and templates.
  • 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:

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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