UnityPoint Health Experience Specialist/Receptionist - Diabetes & Kidney Clinic in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Diabetes & Kidney Center - Cedar Rapids, IA
1.0 FTE, M-F 8am-5pm
Experience Specialists reflect a commitment to UnityPoint Health’s FOCUS values and play a vital role in the experience of our patients, families and visitors. As a central point of contact, they create meaningful first and lasting impressions and serve as a liaison between patients/families/visitors and members of the health care team to address questions, provide non-medical information and to simply help patients/families/visitors navigate their healthcare experience.
Essential functions are the duties and responsibilities that are essential to the position (not a task list). Do not include if less than 5% of work time is spent on this duty. Be specific without giving explicit instructions on how to perform the task. Do not include duties that are to be performed in the future. Duties should be action oriented and avoid vague or general statements.
% of Time
· Smile and greet patients, families and visitors with a warm welcome, proactively communicate with patient which includes listening with empathy and intent to understand and provides patients and families opportunities to ask questions.
· Collaborate with and report patient/family concerns to appropriate team members as needed and assists with resolution of concerns.
· Consults with members of the healthcare team and provides updates and other information to patients and families.
· Answer telephone calls in a clear, courteous, caring, calm and professional manner. Screen calls by urgency and route calls promptly, accurately, and professionally to appropriate party.
· Make, cancel and reschedule patient appointments maintaining appointment schedule according to office procedure.
· Support all digital communication to patients (e.g. MyUnityPoint, text, etc.) with the highest level of service and professionalism, while remaining compliant with regulations and documented processes. Individuals will be responsible for helping deliver timely and accurate information to ensure a positive patient experience.
· Gather, verify and enter demographic and insurance information on new and established patients necessary for completion of electronic health record and insurance claim processing at each patient visit on patient accounting system.
· Assist with proactive charge capture along with billing accuracy for providers and patients.
· Collect payments, issue receipts and reconcile daily receivable activity to prepare for daily deposits.
· Open and/or close the clinic following specified guidelines of individual clinic.
· Collaborates with appropriate support services to ensure the environment is clean and welcoming.
· Demonstrates effective and caring communication skills and telephone techniques and etiquette.
· Interacts with patients, families, visitors and team members in a positive and supportive manner with sensitivity to cultural differences.
· Work independently and responsible for timely completion of assigned functions.
· Be aware of what is happening in clinic/department and the organization by attending clinic/department meetings, reading emails and regularly checking information on the organization’s intranet site.
· Maintain regular and consistent attendance at work.
· Maintain compliance with CLIA, OSHA, Safety and Risk Management guidelines.
· Maintain compliance with Personnel policies and procedures.
· Monitor environmental conditions in order to secure protected health information.
· Behave in a manner consistent with all Corporate Compliance and HIPAA policies and procedures.
· Demonstrate initiative to improve quality and customer service by striving to exceed customer expectations.
· Balance team and individual responsibilities; be open and objective to other’s views; give and welcome feedback; contribute to positive team goals; and put the success of the team above own interests.
· Perform other duties as requested by Clinic Administrator to facilitate the smooth and effective operations of the office.
Basic UPH Performance Criteria
· Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.
· Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.
· Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.
· Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.
· Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.
· Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff. Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.
Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.
Preferred or Specialized
Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.
· High School or Vocational School graduate
· Previous medical office experience preferred.
· Previous experience with an electronic health record or medical office software preferred.
· Previous experience coding diagnoses and procedures with ICD09-CM and CPT preferred.
· Ability to demonstrate strong customer service skills.
· Ability to effectively enter information into a variety of computer programs.
· Ability to understand and apply guidelines, policies and procedures.
· Ability to interact effectively with physicians, health care team members, individuals and members of their support systems.
· Ability to communicate effectively with people of diverse professional, education and lifestyle backgrounds.
· Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English
· Multicultural sensitivity
· Microsoft Office – basic computer skills.
· Customer/patient focused
· Critical thinking skills using independent judgment in making decisions
· Knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology.
Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.
Requisition ID: 2021-93161
Street: 1002 4th Ave SE
Name: 9200 UnityPoint Clinic Affiliate
Name: Diabetes and Kidney Center- CR
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift: Monday - Friday 8am-5pm
External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org