PATIENT REGISTRATION REPRESENTATIVE I Non-Clinical Support Hours: M-F 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Days - Full-time Paygrade/Wages/Salary Info: OH 2013-70 - 40184A
Job Summary Responsible for the registration of all patients# accessing services with emphasis on patient access/satisfaction, insurance/demographic verification and accuracy, scheduling, assisting and escorting patients, and point of service collection, while maintaining confidentiality, professionalism and ethics. # Job Responsibilities May visit patient rooms to gather needed insurance and financial information. Confirms eligibility and verifies insurance benefits. Ensures all necessary demographic and billing information is obtained for patients and entered in the computer system timely and accurately. May schedule appointment times using computerized scheduling programs. Explains financial responsibilities for services received, payment options, and collection procedures to patients and/or parties responsible for payment. Counsels patients regarding insurance benefits and recommends alternative sources of payment and/or financial assistance when appropriate. Accepts payments and co-pays. Communicates effectively with insurance companies, external agencies, patients, physicians, and team members. May communicate with referring facilities regarding patient transfers and in conjunction with nursing, coordinate hospital wide bed control functions to provide the optimum placement of patients. May perform bed control duties including reviewing unit census in coordination with Environmental Services Supervisor and House Supervisor to determine patient placement (includes #Do Not Announce# patients), monitoring assigned bed tab to place rooms within designated time frame, and maintaining bed control log with assignment and placement issues. Takes reservations from physicians and their office staff and maintains a log of scheduled and unscheduled patients requiring bed placement. May move patients to and from the department by escorting, using stretchers, and wheelchairs. Answers internal and external calls; takes requests for patient information, disperses the information with accountability to all regulatory entities and according to policies and procedures, and schedules outpatient appointments and tests accordingly. Qualifications High school diploma, General Equivalency Diploma (GED) or higher required upon hire No experience required No licensure/certification/registration required Skills and Attributes Requires critical thinking skills and decisive judgment. Works under direct supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action. Learning and applies knowledge at a basic level relying heavily on senior staff for troubleshooting. Physical Demands Standing: Occasionally Walking: Occasionally Sitting: Frequently Lifting 0-25 lbs: Rarely Lifting 25-75 lbs: Never Lifting over 75 lbs: Never Carrying 0-25 lbs: Rarely Carrying 25-75 lbs: Never Carrying over 75 lbs: Never Pushing/Pulling 0-25 lbs: Rarely Pushing/Pulling 25-75 lbs: Occasionally Pushing/Pulling over 75 lbs: Occasionally Climbing: Rarely Bending/Stooping: Rarely Kneeling: Rarely Crouching/Crawling: Rarely Reaching: Occasionally Talking: Frequently Hearing: Occasionally Repetitive Foot/Leg Movements: Never Repetitive Hand/Arm Movements: Frequently Keyboard Data Entry: Frequently Running: Never Vision: Depth Perception: Frequently Vision: Distinguish Color: Frequently Vision: Seeing Far: Frequently Vision: Seeing Near: Frequently Owensboro Health Core Commitments INTEGRITY - We conduct ourselves with a high level of responsibility, reliability and honesty because we take seriously the trust of our patients and coworkers. RESPECT - We value and accept the unique talents and contributions of every patient, customer and team member in the Owensboro Health community. TEAMWORK - We build a spirit of connectivity and fellowship by striving together to overcome obstacles, surpass goals, celebrate accomplishments and plan the future. INNOVATION - We foster original ideas and creative solutions that improve our daily work and promote the mission of Owensboro Health. SERVICE - We focus on service to patients, customers and team members by anticipating their needs, thoughtfully meeting those needs and continually improving the quality of everything we do. EXCELLENCE - We reach beyond basic expectations to expand our knowledge and awareness, produce exceptional work and provide outstanding service.