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Medical Receptionist

Company: Southern Indian Health Council, Inc
Location: Campo
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

JOB ANNOUNCEMENTPosition Title: Medical ReceptionistDepartment: MedicalSupervised By: Medical Front Office ManagerLocation: Alpine / CampoStatus: Non-Exempt/HourlyPosted: May 8, 2023Closing Date: Until FilledCompensation: $16.81/hr. - $23.46/hr.Grant: N/AHours: Full Time/, Monday-Friday, 8:00AM-4:30PMGENERAL STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES:Under the supervision of the Medical Front Office Manager, the Medical Receptionist will provide a comprehensive range of services that are part of a team focused process, to ensure that patients and visitors are greeted, properly received, and processes are completed to ensure that the purpose for visit is successfully handled.This position encompasses multiple different functions. The Receptionist will be capable of providing all of the services related to the team focused process. Depending upon the actual position in the front office, which shall be rotated to ensure quality of service, the duties of the position may vary. Customer Service in a Patient Focused environment is a primary requirement to work in this team-based care approach.The position includes the following duties/responsibilities, variable dependent upon position occupied in the office at the time:FRONT OFFICE SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES1. Utilizing the designated computer system, schedules appointments appropriately according to scheduling guidelines and procedures2. Answers multiple line telephone, directing calls, taking messages, and handling simple inquiries regarding policies and appointments. Per Policies and Procedures, refers medical inquiries to appropriate designated staff. Refers prescription refill request to Pharmacy or Registered Nurse and assists as defined by Policy and Procedure.3. Provides superb customer service as defined bya. Positive attitudeb. Excellent phone etiquettec. Willingness to treat patients with a personalized approach4. When in any position in the front office, may be called upon to assist with verification of insurance/alternative resource coverage, including assignment of PCP to SIHC, etc. This function would be in support of the Business Office staff member who is present in the front office, and may be called upon to assist as needed, if patient flow demands assistance for smooth patient flow and processing. Assist patients with general insurance questions and instruct patients on how to contact their insurance carrier with questions.5. Calls patients to remind them of upcoming appointments. Calls patients who have missed appointments to assess reason, and offer to reschedule as indicated.6. At each visit to the clinic, ensures information on established patients is current and all necessary forms are updated, performing updates in the computer system on a real time basis7. Obtains completed registration forms on new patients, enters information in the computer8. Scans designated patient registration information into the Electronic Health Record (EHR)Collect co-pay payments and other patient payments to include lab and x-ray fee. Checks out patients, schedules return appointments.9. Responsible for cash register to include daily deposits to fiscal.10. Monitors the waiting area, assists in keeping the waiting room neat to avoid any safety hazards, and reports any identified safety hazard or disruptive behavior to supervisor.11. Emergency driver/transports patients if the need arises and as assigned by supervisor12. Ability to work as flexible schedule may be required based on need.13. Performs other duties as assigned by the Medical Front Office Manager.14. Performs back office duties as coordinated and assigned by the Nursing Supervisor.QUALIFICATIONS:Education/Experience: Medical front office experience is required Must also possess a High School diploma or GED certificate. Medical Assistant experience in an ambulatory care setting preferred. Experience with Pediatric patients preferred. Must be at least 18 years of age. Education, training or experience which compliments knowledge and skills stated above is desirable but does not substitute for minimum requirements as stated.Computer knowledge and keyboarding/typing skill is required as well as experience providing excellent customer service. Basic computer literacy and use of common applications is needed (such as Microsoft Word, Outlook, etc).Must be able to maintain patient confidentiality and comply with requirements of HIPAA at all times.Licenses/Certifications: A valid California driver's license required with application submission and must be maintained throughout employment. Current certifications and/or licenses appropriate to the positions required education and profession.Character: Applicants must have a reputation for honesty and trustworthiness. Must be responsible and able to exercise good judgment, accept administrative supervision, pay attention to detail, follow instructions, including the ability to interact effectively and communicate with people in a professional and courteous manner. Must be highly confidential and work as a team with other staff. Applicant should be sensitive to client's needs.Skills: Strong team building, interpersonal, and organizational skills. Ability to establish and maintain effective peer relationships with coworkers within the Medical Department, clinic-wide, and the public. Must be able to express ideas clearly, concisely, address audiences effectively, and exercise balanced judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions. Willing to be part of a team and cooperate in accomplishing department goals and objectives. Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, take initiative, be proactive, and function in a rapidly changing environment. Ability to work with people of all social and ethnic backgrounds and to resolve conflicts, negotiates situations, and facilitate consensus.Physical and Personal Requirements: Normal clinic/office environment. Sit or stand for long periods of time. Reach, bend, climb, stoop, lift up to 25 lbs. repetitive hand movement; use and view PC. Reliable transportation and car insurance as required by the state. Travel as needed.Compliance: Each employee plays a key role in creating a compliance culture at SIHC. Employees are expected to learn and comply with all SIHC policies and procedures. One must have the ability to understand the implications and complexities of all compliance policies. Participation in all compliance training is mandatory, and generally have a heightened awareness of policies and regulations that are specific to one's department and position. All SIHC employees are expected to report violations or suspected violations of compliance policies or regulations.Other: Applicants must successfully pass a pre-screening tuberculin skin test or x-ray and a blood/urine drug screening test. Health must be adequate to perform all duties of the position. Applicant must complete SIHC Application and Authorization Form, both must be submitted to Human Resources prior to the close date indicated.INDIAN PREFERENCE:INDIAN PREFERENCE: In the filling of any SIHC job vacancy, preference may be given to qualified Native American Indians, pursuant to the Indian Preference Hiring Act, 25 USC 472, unless other laws require the filling of a vacancy without regard to Indian preference (e.g. Public Law (P.L.) 94-437, "Indian Health Care Improvement Act (IHCIA). To receive Indian preference for any SIHC position, the applicant must be enrolled, or be eligible for enrollment, as an American Indian with their Tribe, or must be certified as an American Indian from the designated Tribal Representative. Applicants claiming Indian preference must attach verification of their claim to the SIHC application, including Certification of form BIA-4432, which is available from the SIHC Human Resources Department. If verification is not or cannot be verified, the applicant will not receive Indian preference for purposes of the interview.

Keywords: Southern Indian Health Council, Inc, El Cajon , Medical Receptionist, Administration, Clerical , Campo, California

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