Medical Office Specialist -FT -Days-9a-6p – Therapy Institute

 

 
Description

Position at DHR Health

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Medical Office Specialist is a key member of the Physician Practice and provides clinical/administrative expertise to ensure all patients receive high quality, efficient care. Team members are responsible to answer phones, register patients, verify insurance and help with billing using their best customer service skills.

POSITION EDUCATION/ QUALIFICATIONS:

 High School/GED required

 Excellent customer service skills

 Computer skills required with knowledge of Microsoft Office suite

 Good written and verbal communication skills required

 Bilingual – English/Spanish, required

JOB KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of one (1) year receptionist experience required
  • Previous experience in a high volume medical office setting is preferred
  • Medical terminology experience/education, preferred

POSITION RESPONSIBILITES:

 Promotes the facility mission, vision and values by effectively communicating them to others. Considers mission, vision and values in developing services, standards and practice

 Outpatient rehabilitation evaluation, re-evaluation, and treatment pre-authorization, management and tracking of treatment authorization date frames and applicable CPT codes

 Working front desk, greet patients and visitors; be courteous, polite and helpful to the public, patients and clients at all times when representing the practice, providing excellent customer service.

 Respect and maintain privacy and dignity of patients; assure confidentiality at all times

 Ability to answer and direct all phone calls appropriately received in a busy office practice maintaining the customer service skills as set forth by the Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Health System

 Ability to take accurate and understandable messages and route them to the appropriate party as necessary

 Make appointments for new and established patients

 Note cancelled and rescheduled appointments through prescribed protocols set up by the office, and documented in the EMR

 File faxed/scanned information in charts for review by provider, if needed

 Working at the reception desk, checking patients both in and out of the practice as needed, and properly documenting registration

 Communicating with patients and providers

 Scheduling, canceling, and rescheduling patient appointments

 Reminding patients of upcoming appointments and tracking missed appointments

 Forwarding telephone calls appropriately and following up on return calls

 Insurance verification and verification of patient demographics

 Retrieving and filing of medical records and delivering to appropriate providers as needed

 Weekly statistical reporting for Manager

 Other copying, filing, scanning and faxing duties

 Collecting co-pays and cash from patients, getting authorization on credit cards

 Entering charges, payments, and daily balancing, as needed

 Prepare and scan packets needed for billing company as needed

 Participates in infection control, departmental training equipment training and organizational CQI activities

 Other duties as assigned

LINES OF REPSONSIBILITES:

(Chain-of-command) * Office Manager →2.Therapy Supervisor→3. Facility Director

CUSTOMER SERVICE:

Provide excellent customer service to all DHR customers. All employees are required to attend the DHR C.A.R.E.S program which outlines the Customer Service Principals including: Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence through Knowledge and Safety & Social Conscience.

AGE SPECIFIC:

Employees must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served in his/her assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirement relative to his or her age.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: (ADA):

A.Essential Duties:Indicated by bold print within performance standards, preceding individual numbered criteria.

The following table provides physical requirements that will be associated with, but not limited to, this position:

Light/moderate lifting up to 20 lbs, from the floor to shoulder height.

Yes

Kneeling

Yes

Must be able to assist other employees with lifting more than 20 lbs.

Yes

Walking

Yes

Light/moderate carrying up to 20 lbs.

Yes

Standing/Squatting

Yes

Straight pulling

Yes

Sitting

Yes

Pulling hand over hand

Yes

Pushing

Yes

Repeated bending

Yes

Stooping/Bending

Yes

Reaching above shoulder

Yes

Climbing Stairs

Yes

Simple grasping

Yes

Climbing Ladders

No

Dual simultaneous grasping

Yes

Depth Perceptions needed

Yes

Ability to see

Yes

Identify Colors

Yes

Operating office equipment

Yes

Twisting

Yes

Operating mechanical equipment

Yes

Crawling

No

Ability to read and write

Yes

Ability to Count

Yes

Ability to hear verbal communication without aid

Yes

Operating Personal Vehicle

Yes

Ability to comprehend written/verbal communication

Yes

Other: Ability to deal with stress

Yes

OSHA Category

III

B.Working Conditions: The individual spends over 95% of his/her time in an air-conditioned environment with varying exposures to noise. There is protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes. The position does have low exposure to malodorous, infectious body fluids from patients and some minimal exposure to noxious smells from cleansing agents.

C.Occupational Exposure: This position has minimal to no exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues and is an OSHA Category III (although situations can be imagined or hypothesized under which anyone, anywhere, might encounter potential exposure to body fluids). Person who performs these duties are not called upon as part of their employment to perform or assist in emergency medical care or first aid or to be potentially exposed in some other way.

D.Aptitudes:HIGH123456LOW

Intelligence: General learning ability: The ability to “catch on” or understand instructions and underlying principles. Ability to reason and make judgments. 3

Verbal:Ability to understand meanings of words and ideas associated with them, and to use them effectively. To comprehend language, to understand relationships between words, and to understand meanings of whole sentences and paragraphs. To present information or ideas clearly. 3

Numerical:Ability to perform arithmetic operations quickly and accurately. 2

Spatial:Ability to comprehend forms in space and understands relationships of plane and solid objects. Frequently described as the ability to “visualize” objects or two or three dimensions, or to think visually of geometric forms. 2

Form Perception:Ability to perceive pertinent details and objects or in pictorial or graphic material to make visual comparisons and discriminations and see slight differences in shapes and shadings of figures and widths and lengths of lines. 3

Clerical Perception:Ability to receive pertinent details and verbal or tabular material. To observe differences in copy, to proofread words and numbers, and to avoid perceptual errors in arithmetic computation. 2

Motor Coordination: Ability to coordinate eyes and hands to fingers rapidly and accurately in making precise movements with speed. Ability to make a movement response accurately and quickly. 3

Finger Dexterity:Ability to move hands easily and skillfully. To work with fingers in placing and turning motions. 3

Manual Dexterity:Ability to move hands easily and skillfully. To work with hands in placing and turning motions. 3

Eye-Hand-Foot Coordination:Ability to move the hand and foot coordinately with each other in accordance with visual stimuli. 3

Color Discrimination:Ability to perceive and respond to similarities or differences in colors, shapes, or other values of the same or different color. To identify a particular color, or to recognize harmonious or contrasting color combinations, or to match color adequately. 3

I have read and reviewed my job description with my supervisor or designee and I understand the job I am expected to perform.

If applicable certification will be completed within time frame of hire/transfer date.

Employee Signature:Date:

Transfer/Hire Date Effective: .

DISCLAIMER

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. DHR leadership reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.


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