JOB SUMMARY AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Interviews, registers, performs data entry and various clerical functions to record and maintain patient access information required for treatment, services and/or admission. Updates patient information to reflect demographic, financial status changes, patient transfers and current bed assignment. Ensures that all demographic, financial, and other required information is secured and verified in accordance with established polices and procedures.
Education : High school diploma or equivalent with related course work required. Completion of a clerical or office management program desired. Demonstrated ability to type 20 wpm.
Experience : Twelve (12) months clerical or related experience, preferably in healthcare setting, utilizing computerized equipment for data entry purposes. Completion of clerical program, customer service or equivalent education maybe utilized in lieu of experience. Strong communication and interpersonal skills required to explain policies or procedures, relay patients’ needs to appropriate personnel and communicate with others in situations requiring sensitivity and tact. Demonstrated ability to prioritize and work in a fast paced emergency setting. Demonstrated ability to proofread and check documents for accuracy with attention to detail required. Experience with third party payors preferred. Must successfully complete medical terminology within 90 days of assignment.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Work requires prolonged walking or standing, stooping and bending, reaching and grasping with arms and hands, using a keyboard to enter or transform words or data, and normal hearing.
High school diploma or equivalent is required
1-2 years experience is required