Stanford Health Care Patient Access Representative II (Float Pool) (45072) in Palo Alto, California

Patient Access Representative II (Float Pool) (45072)

  • Job Type:Full Time

  • FTE/Bi-Weekly Hours:1.0/80

  • Shift:Rotating

  • Hours in Shift:8

  • Location:Palo Alto, CA

  • Req:45072

Job Description

Job Summary

The Patient Access Services job is responsible for completing patient admission and registrations functions. Identifies patients' insurance coverage or existing financial resources to pay for medical care and services, assist with patient inquiries regarding insurance benefits and payer specific requirements. Handles routine customer service inquiries and problems. Processes necessary admission/registration paperwork and obtains necessary documents for billing and compliance requirements. The PAR II position is intended as an intermediate-level position for individuals with a solid background in hospital patient admitting and a working knowledge of reimbursement requirements of healthcare payers. It is expected that individuals in this level will acquire the necessary job skills, knowledge, and other qualifications through on-the-job and/or formal training in order to advance to the Patient Admitting Representative III level.

Essential Functions

The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification, and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Employees must abide by all Joint Commission requirements including, but not limited to, sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patients' rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

Employees must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the C-I-CARE Standards of the Hospital. C-I-CARE is the foundation of Stanford's patient-experience and represents a framework for patient-centered interactions.

1) Applies customer service and health care coverage experience to assist a broad range of clients, patients and families as it relates to admitting activities.

2) Assures secure handling and accurate recording of payments collected at the point-of-service delivery. Coordinates with study Coordinators coordinates to accession study blood draws and/or deliver communication on where and when samples are ready.

3) Handles patient accounting and patient admitting issues and projects of moderate scope.

4) Maintains professional communication with various PAS staff, medical center staff, physicians, guests, and patients regarding the admitting services rendered at Stanford Medical Center. Communication may consist of telephone correspondence or in person contact.

5) Meets weekly individual productivity goals and standards while following planned priorities as set by the Team Manager/Coordinator.

6) Performs Lab Intake which includes Laboratory blood draw check in and accessioning.

7) Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the unit team manager or other PAS management personnel.

8) Performs Radiology intake which includes accessing RIS database to verify and/or release orders, schedule, and track appointments.

9) Performs the complete registration and admitting process from start to finish.

10) Provides excellent customer service to all individuals with whom the employee has contact.

11) The specific job duties will be comprised of a combination of responsibilities from among the various areas of PAS operations including: On-site, Ancillary, Financial Counselor, Access Unit, and Emergence Department Registration.

Equal Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements.

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Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education: High school diploma or GED equivalent

Experience: Two (2) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.

Ability to analyze operational and procedural problems and develop, recommend and evaluate proposed solutions

Ability to speak and write effectively at a level appropriate for the job

Ability to work well with individuals at all levels of the organization

Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area

Knowledge of Medical Terminology

Knowledge of Medicare, Media-Cal, Workers Comp, Managed Care (HMO, PPO, POS, etc.), Children's Health Programs (CCS, GHPP, Healthy Families, etc.)

SHC does not discriminate on the basis of Ancestry, Age, Color, Disability, Genetic information, Gender, gender identity, or gender expression, Marital status, Medical condition, Military or veteran status, National origin, Race, Religion, Sex, and Sexual orientation.