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Department Assistant - Beckley

Job Summary: Handles administrative duties within a medical office and performs clerical duties to maintain an organized healthcare office and allow medical staff to focus on patient care. He or she also maintains a line of communication between the patient and clinical staff.

Essential Functions:

  • Consistently uses an outward mindset and puts forth exemplary effort in accomplishing his/her goals and objectives in a manner that helps others to achieve their goals and objectives.
  • Answers incoming calls and routes to proper destination, creates appointments, creates messages on patient’s behalf.
  • Greets and checks in patients and visitors; Assists patients with registration and scheduling.
  • Processes incoming mail and faxes.
    • Prepares Electronic Medical Record by scanning necessary documents.
    • Inventories, orders, and maintains all office supplies.
  • Assists patients to complete documents such as intake and insurance forms.
  • Directs patients when necessary.
  • Confirms current patient information, ensures that the proper physician is listed.
  • Verifies insurance eligibility.
  • Contacts patients prior to visit for confirmation of visit, co-insurance, and copay
  • Collects copay and outstanding balances on patient accounts.
  • Assists with quality assurance initiatives.
  • Updates patient demographics including insurance information and scans insurance card into chart.
  • Evaluates daily schedules to accommodate patient flow and minimize missed appointments.
  • Coordinates scheduling of incoming referrals.
  • Scheduling high tech imaging appointments.
  • Communicates with the clinical staff to ensure all appropriate patient information is gathered.

Minimum Qualifications: 18 years of age.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Associate’s degree or equivalent formal education is preferred; excellent telephone, written communication and interpersonal skills; ability to prioritize multiple tasks while maintaining focus and effectiveness, maintaining a high productivity level to maximize the productivity of the department leader and managers; excellent analytical and problem-solving skills; experience with data extraction from multiple information systems; proficiency in a variety of computer software programs and/or systems is required, experience using email, electronic calendar, word-processing, and spreadsheets; able to work independently.

Working Conditions: Must work in a busy office and public environment while maintaining a friendly demeanor during all interactions with diverse populations of physicians, nurses, patient family members, etc. Potential exposure to blood/body fluids and contagious disease.

Physical Requirements: Constantly sit, see/visual acuity, handle/grasp/feel, talk/hear, taste/smell. Frequently walk, bend/twist. Occasionally lift/carry 1 to 25 lbs.

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