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Medical Receptionist, Grassland (E)

Location: Franklin
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Job DetailsLevelExperiencedJob LocationGrassland (GL) - Franklin, TNPosition TypeFull TimeTravel PercentageNoneJob ShiftAnyJob CategoryAdmin - ClericalDescriptionSUMMARY: The Medical Receptionist is responsible for all aspects of the front desk. The Medical Receptionist must effectively and professionally manage patient flow from arrival to departure; perform various clerical duties; interacts with other clinic personnel, patients and visitors, and fellow employees to ensure good internal and public relations. Medical Receptionist handles incoming calls, checks in patients according to established protocol for that office. Medical Receptionist will also schedule appointments, along with other phone duties as required.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Other duties may be assigned.Arrive 10 minutes prior to office opening - prepare office for morning appointments.Greet patients upon arrival, follow sign-in procedures and verify completeness of new/update patient information sheet.Enter new patient's information into system or make necessary changes to established patients.Check for accuracy of insurance status, eligibility, account information, and all vital statistics.Have patient fill in new patient paper work - sign appropriate eligibility forms.Receive co-payments and follow department policies for cash management and reporting.Receive fee-for-service payments; complete receipt for patient.Answer incoming telephone calls; handle patient concerns or route to appropriate personnel.Schedule appointments for patients - paying special attention and assessing patients need for emergency appointments,Check e-mails periodically daily/respond to any requests.Check-out patients/collect any outstanding accounts dueContact billing department/other facilities on patient's behalf with questions/concerns regarding billing.Complete opening/closing of area according to checklist, paying special attention to cash handling technique, and distribution of forms.Maintain/monitor doctor's schedules, schedule doctors meeting w/pharmaceutical representatives.Monitor reception area; be able to assist patients with difficultiesPlace phones in night modeMust have predicable and consistent attendanceMaintain front office area - free of clutter, expired magazines/materials; ensure HMA approved information is in reception/waiting areaSECONDARY RESPONSIBILITIES:Order front office supplies.Secure building, lock all entrancesMonitor front lobby for cleanlinessMaintain a clean and orderly work area.Handle interoffice requests.Be aware of wait time and communicate delays to patients.Attend required meetingsAssist/train new employees.Make/copy of appropriate information for records request when needed.Open mail; pull documents from fax machine and route appropriately.Maintain a clean and orderly work area.Review Phone Tree reports and conduct appointment reminder calls as appropriateObtain (in advance) pre-certifications, PA's and referrals when mandated by insurance company.Return patient calls in a timely manner.Contact pharmacy to order or refill prescriptions as instructed by physician, document appropriately.Keep physician informed of patient's status and any pending test results.Tracking of all diagnostic studies to ensure results received and patient informed of results.Tracking of all initial specialist office visit appointments to ensure patient keeps appointment.Assemble encounter forms for next business day.Label paperwork with MRC/chart number for physician review; organize paperwork and send to scanning.Adhere to Quality Control Guidelines.Adhere to Customer Service Standards.Perform other tasks as needed in assistance of physician.SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIESThis job has no supervisory responsibilities.QualificationsAbility to cope with busy, challenging office environment.Strong customer service skillsExcellent phone skillsPleasant, professional personalityGood typing and computer skillsAbility to communicate effectively both written and verbally.Two years' experience or training in office procedures in a medical environment.Electronic Patient Scheduling and Electronic Health Record/Electronic Medical Record system experience helpfulEDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCEHigh school education equivalent.3-5 years' experience office environment, preferably in the medical field.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIESSkill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, medical staff, and the public. Ability to maintain quality control standards. Ability to recognize problems and recommend solutions. Ability to interpret, adapt and apply guidelines and procedures. Ability to work in accord with all departments in order to facilitate smooth overall care for patient's health and business concerns, as well as remaining in compliance with HMA's policies to ensure we remain in compliance with all governing laws.CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONSNone required.PHYSICAL DEMANDSMust be able to stand for 8 to 10 hours a dayRequires regular walking, bending, pushing, pulling, twisting and liftingMust be able to lift at least 10-15 lbsAbility to delineate between numeric numbersWORK ENVIRONMENTOffice environment-limited exposure to communicable diseases.No exposure to blood-borne pathogens or contaminated body fluids

Keywords: HERITAGE MEDICAL ASSOCIATES P C, Franklin , Medical Receptionist, Grassland (E), Other , Franklin, Tennessee

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