BWPO PRACTICE ASSISTANT II / 40 HOURS / DAY / BWH - MEDICINE

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POST DATE 8/12/2016
END DATE 11/10/2016

Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH) Boston, MA

Company
Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH)
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
3023031
AJE Ref #
575861753
Location
Boston, MA
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
High School Diploma or GED

JOB DESCRIPTION

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GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:

Brigham and Womens Hospital is dedicated to:
serving the needs of our local and global community
providing the highest quality health care to patients and their families
expanding the boundaries of medicine through research
educating the next generation of health care professional

Brigham and Womens Hospital is committed to putting every Patient First. Every employee plays a role in providing a positive impact on patients and the care they receive at Brigham and Womens Hospital. Your work will be distinguished by the delivery of high-quality and safe patient care, respect and dignity in all interactions with patients, families and colleagues and by customer service excellence.
All employees are expected to embrace this commitment and demonstrate behavioral competencies in the following areas:

People: Focus on serving the community through collaboration and respect

Self Management: Accountability, professionalism and commitment to growth and development

Organization: A commitment to quality, service and exceptional performance

Meeting these expectations is key to the success of your department and the organization.

Performs all secretarial and receptionist functions necessary for the complete and efficient management of patients through the ambulatory facility, including the acquisition of necessary patient-care and records. Using the Department of Medicines standard greeting and appropriate telephone etiquette, answers all incoming telephone lines in a timely fashion. Adheres to divisional and departmental service standards related to telephone access to ensure that patients, referring physicians, and other customers can easily access the Practice by telephone. As centralized Department of Medicine staff you will be cross trained within the Dept. of Medicine specialties Divisions.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Perform duties under moderate supervision with intermediate to advanced proficiency in administrative skills.
Act as a super user for scheduling, registration, and billing systems. Provide training and assistance to others in these areas.
May perform more complex or specialized functions (i.e. surgical scheduling) at highest competency level.
Utilize knowledge of HMOs, managed care and other third party insurers, and troubleshoots insurance issues as appropriate.
Assist with training and orienting staff as needed.
Provide cross coverage as needed.
Assist with special projects as directed.
Follow HIPAA guidelines for the management of patient privacy and confidentiality.
Other duties, as assigned

JOB SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1)Greets and assists patients when they check in & out of the clinic in a professional manner.
2)Obtains or reviews their demographics & fiscal information
3)Collects Co-Pays, enters payments and closes batch at the end of the day
4)Prepares necessary documentation for scheduled patient appointments
5)Answers patients telephone calls, correctly processing information or answering questions or solving problems.
6)Schedules all appointments including ancillary testing and endoscopy procedures including preop testing
7)Communications effectively and in a professional manner with patients regarding wait times
8)Maintains general reception area, ensuring cleanliness and organization.
9)Obtains Insurance referrals and prior authorizations.
10)Adheres to Joint Commission and Department of Public Health regulations as well hospital and Departmental policies, such as: Attendance, Co-Pay and Dress Code.
11)Performs other duties and tasks as requested by supervisors to ensure the efficient overall performance of the facility, maintaining flexibility regarding the occasional need for the staff coverage in other areas of the facility

I.Fulfilling Responsibilities to Patients:
a)Answers patients telephone calls, correctly processing information on ambulatory appointment scheduling or answering questions or solving problems. If necessary, transfers call to an appropriate person or department to assist the patient.
b)Obtain or reviews all patient demographic information, insurance information and referral numbers.
c)Calls patients from waiting area by addressing them as Mr., Ms. or Mrs. introduces him/her self and provides explanation as to the process.
d)Accurately records all data and maintains necessary records or files relating to clinical care issues.
e)Accurately and efficiently collects co-pay following all policies and procedures set in place
f)Assists patients in a manner that promotes the perception that the staff is courteous, efficient and interested in their healthcare. Treats all patients with dignity and professionalism.
g)Acquires all materials necessary for the patient visit including medial records and x-rays.
h)Answers telephone calls professionally and courteously within five rings introducing the practice as requested by the division manager.
i)Whether on the phone or in person treats all patients and internal customers with dignity and professionalism.
j)Accurately completes and processes necessary test requisitions for patient care.
k)Accurately and efficiently obtains prior authorizations.
l)Back Medical Assistant- Prepare patients for their visit, examination, procedure, and/or treatment in accordance with established procedures. Obtain and document vital signs and meaningful use measurements as necessary. As instructed, document the reason for the visit on the progress note based on information received from the patient. Use recognized and accurate medical terminology and abbreviations in all documentation.

I.Fulfilling Responsibilities to Physicians
a)Maintains a professional relationship with all physicians
b)Informs physicians of patient volume and wait time during sessions
c)Communicates with patients regarding delays in schedule.
d)Answers telephone calls correctly processing all patient information for messages, appointments, or patient registration.
e)Obtains or reviews all patient demographics, insurance and referral information as necessary.
f)Responsible for cash collection following guidelines as provided by the Co-Pay Cash Collection procedure.
g)Completes physicians orders/requests accurately.
h)Maintain and adjusts physicians schedules as requested.

II.Interacting with Fellow Employees
a)Works to establish and maintain good working relationships with fellow employees.
b)Treats all co-workers and internal customers with dignity and professionalism.
c)Works cooperatively with fellow employees to solve problems and enhance the smooth and efficient flow of the practice.
d)Provides coverage for responsibilities of co-workers when assigned or as need arises.

III.Interacting with Supervisory or Administrative Staff
a)Follows instructions of and assists supervisory staff as required.
b)Maintains good communication and reports problems to supervisor.

IV.Equipment and Supplies
a)Maintains all patient care and support equipment assuring that they are clean and in good working order. Reports problems to supervisor or follows protocol for reporting problems.
b)Maintains inventory of necessary supplies and equipment following procedures set by practice manager.
c)Ensures that all supplies are adequately stocked.
d)Maintains a neat organized work environment.

V.Other:

Performs all other duties or tasks as assigned or requested by the supervisor to ensure the efficient overall performance of the facility.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Level of education required:
Minimum of a high school diploma or GED.

Work experience required:
Minimum one year applicable work experience required.
Some additional training in office systems or other post high school education preferred.
Must have previous medical