Patient Service Representative (PSR) PART TIME

Christian Community Health Center - Calumet City, IL3.2

Job Summary/Overview:
Under the guidance of the Site Supervisor, the Patient Service Representative is a part of the patient’s care team that coordinates services by performing patient access, registration, scheduling, patient financial counseling, insurance verification, and appointment confirmation.
As the first point of customer contact, the goal of the Patient Service Representative is to provide exceptional customer service to patients. Patient Service Representatives must demonstrate effective communication; knowledge of policies, procedures and guidelines; and the ability to collect information from various sources (including patients and their families).
Additionally, as a part of the patient’s care team, the Patient Service Representative must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, families and other internal/external customers; use computers and a variety of software; and manage multiple and sometimes competing tasks with frequent interruptions

Provide initial customer service to all Call Center contacts, including but not limited to scheduling and confirming patient appointments for multiple locations, using an electronic telephone software system (Cisco)
Collects information required for appointment scheduling, including, but not limited to pre-registration and verifications of all insurance and authorizations
Uses payer resources and websites to explore and assess patient eligibility
Ensures correct insurance information is collected at the time of scheduling.
Provides information about the Sliding Fee Scale Discount program (i.e. eligibility requirements; required documents; etc.) to un-insured patients
Responsible for collecting income information for un-insured patients at the time of scheduling
Responsible for routing incoming calls and/or messages to the appropriate staff member(s)
Screens and informs patients and clinical staff of CCHC’s policies and procedures regarding method of payment sources for services rendered
Participates in team huddles, meetings or discussions/consultations to ensure appropriate coordination and communication of patient/client services
Works in collaboration with the clinic team members (i.e. PARs; MAs; Nurses; etc.) to identify and resolve issues and/or other challenges
Responds to request for information and inquiries about patient access processes, policies and/or other related information; researches and resolves customer concerns
Serves as a backup Patient Access Representative (PAR) as needed
Performs other related duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:
High School diploma or equivalent from an accredited school or program
Strong desire to work community health (non-profit)
Experience working in a clinical setting
Knowledge of multi-line telephone system
Call Center experience preferred
Knowledge of Electronic Practice Management (EPM) and Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems preferred