The Patient Service Coordinator will handle all administrative (non-clinical) aspects of the patient encounter. This will include maintaining accurate information on each patient to facilitate the patient encounter and using automated systems to expedite patient scheduling, pre registration, check-in and check-out. The Patient Service Coordinator will offer friendly, courteous assistance to every patient to ensure that the patient has a positive, professional experience while at Johns Hopkins. S/he will work collaboratively with others in a team environment.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Handles patient check-in including verification and entering of pre-registration, insurance information, patient's demographic data into Epic. May obtain pre-certifications as required by patients' health care insurers or managed care providers.
Handles patient check-out in Epic including scheduling of follow-up appointments and testing and printing of appointment visit summaries.
Schedules patients in Epic and using appropriate forms for ophthalmic tests, laboratory tests, medical examinations, procedures, surgeries and admissions.
Facilitates smooth transfers of patient during their visits within the department or between several departments. If a patient has to be admitted to the hospital, coordinates with appropriate personnel to ensure a smooth admission.
Demonstrates awareness of limitations of institutional resources and seeks to maximize physician scheduling within this context.
Proactively seeks to schedule/reschedule patients to efficiently utilize resources (e.g., backfill to cover cancellations or add urgent appointments).
Resolves any schedule conflicts in Epic. Fills vacancies due to cancellations.
Maintains familiarity with various types of medical insurance accepted in the clinic to be able to identify if patients may be scheduled in the clinic or must be referred to another provider.
Assists with back-office duties as needed to ensure consistent patient flow. This may include: answering phones; confirming appointments by telephone and/or mail; working with Financial Clearance department to ensure pre-clearance of certain procedures (e.g., retina injections) prior to appointment scheduling and check-in; guiding patients and their families to appropriate resources (e.g. Financial Counseling or International Department) for information, guidance, or assistance regarding costs of and funding for care being provided; collecting time of service payments, preparing and mailing notes to referring and other physicians on Epic cc list.
High School Diploma or graduation equivalent.
One year work experience in customer service required.
Knowledge of business, medical insurance and/or medical terminology and an excellent command of English grammar and spelling.
Meditech certification must be completed within 2 to 3 weeks of employment.
Two years related ophthalmology/JHH system work experience strongly preferred.
Familiarity with Microsoft Office especially Outlook, Word and Excel.
Knowledge of medical insurance coverage preferred.
Medical terminology, and basic computer skills preferred.
Certification or competency in appropriate skill groups (e.g., Epic) must be obtained during introductory period.
Classified Title: Patient Service Coordinator Role/Level/Range: ATO 40/E/02/OD Starting Hourly Pay Rate Range:$15.70; $21.65; $27.55 (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Mon - Fri; 8:30 - 5:00 Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM Oph Residency Service Personnel area: School of Medicine
Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
*JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
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