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Medical Receptionist -Star Community Health Southside

Company: St. Luke's University Health Network
Location: Bethlehem
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.Performs office duties, recordkeeping functions, receptionist duties, administrative and follow-up functions to assist in the operation of a medical office.$1,000 Sign On Bonus to Qualified ApplicantsESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1. Actively participates in maintaining and/or improving quality improvement initiatives - - - - - -regarding Physician Billing computer system and patient satisfaction survey.
2. Maintain high level of competence on Physician Billing computer system.
3. Takes active role in facilitation team approach to functions within the department:

  • Attends departmental meetings.
  • Actively participates as a team member in resolution of problems as they are identified.
  • Analyzes current procedures, bringing suggestions for improvement to the attention of team members and supervisor for consideration.
    4. Maintain patient and physician office schedules.
    5. Answer telephones within three rings, prioritize calls and coordinate service with the - - - - answering service.
    6. Establish and maintain accurate patient records and record filing system.
    7. Receive/transfer patient records with required records release.
    8. Types, files and distributes correspondence as directed.
    9. Collect and process payments at time of service.
    10. Coordinate as necessary with billing office.
    11. Be familiar with policies of various insurance companies.
    12. Prepare miscellaneous reports as requested.
    13. Greet patients and visitors. Control patient flow
    14. Coordinate supplies and equipment needs with various departments and vendors.
    15. Open/close office as required.
    16. Work with Physicians to create efficient office operations.
    17. Receive, sort and send mail as needed.
    18. Verify patient demographic information and accurately enter same into computer system.
    19. Review charge slips submitted by physician and accurately enter charge information, assist - - - - physician with accurate coding information and process in a timely fashion to the Central - - - - Business Office.
    20. Assist patients in understanding account balances and actively work to collect same.
    21. Follows policies and procedures to contribute to the efficiency of the office.
    22. Maintains confidentiality of all materials handled within the Network/ Entity as well as the - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - proper release of information.
    23. Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding issues of employee, patient and - - - - - - - environmental safety and follows appropriate reporting requirements. -
    24. Demonstrates/models the Network's Service Excellence Standards of Performance in - - - - - - - - - - - - - interactions with all customers (internal and external).
    25. Demonstrates Performance Improvement in the following areas as appropriate: Clinical - - - - Care/Outcomes, Customer/Service Improvement, Operational System/Process, and Safety.
    26. Demonstrates financial responsibility and accountability through the effective and efficient - - - - - use of resources in daily procedures, processes and practices.
    27. Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding attendance and dress code. -
    Assist "back staff", as needed.
    Other related duties as assigned. -
    - - - - - - - - - - - Requires sitting up to eight hours per day. Continually use fingers for typing, writing, and handling patient charts. Routinely use upper extremities; occasionally to lift items up to 20 pounds. Rarely push cart with supplies up to 30 pounds. Occasionally push wheelchair with patient weighing up to 325 pounds. Stoop, bend and reach above shoulder level regularly. Hearing required to be sharp and alert. General, near, and peripheral vision are all required.
    Graduate of Medical Office Administration program or one year similar experience.
    One year office experience in a similar setting.
    Days, evenings and weekends, as required.
    Please complete your application using your full legal name and -current home address. -Be sure to -include -employment history for -the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. - Additionally, you are -encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and -licenses, if applicable. -It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. -Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!

Keywords: St. Luke's University Health Network, Bethlehem , Medical Receptionist -Star Community Health Southside, Administration, Clerical , Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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