Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Oncology. The position is located at Siteman Cancer Center South County.
Perform all job responsibilities of a scheduler and front office medical assistant in the Siteman Cancer Center.� Ensure accuracy of data entered into the scheduling system including scheduling transactions, order entry, and demographic and insurance/referral information.� Serve as a liaison between stakeholders (patients, staff, family, healthcare professionals, and general public) and advocate for the needs of the patients and treatment center.�
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Greets patients/family/visitors to the Siteman Cancer Center.� Answers questions and provides directions as needed.
Verifies patient’s identification, checks patients in EMR system, validates demographic and insurance information and verifies completion of pre-treatment testing/procedures/appointments.� Applies identification band/ labels as indicated.� Obtains signed consents, financial responsibility forms, patient history and questionnaires, and assists patient in completing forms as required.
Collects co-payments and accurately balances cash drawer at end of shift.
Schedules, reschedules, cancels and confirms appointments with office visits, treatments, diagnostics and procedures in accordance with clinical team guidelines, treatment center guidelines, and referral/authorization/ registration processes.
Monitors EPIC work queues, appointment desk, DAR, in-basket and/or scheduler’s phone line.� Completes scheduling requests, forwards messages as appropriate and takes and all steps to facilitate the patient’s plan of care and patient satisfaction.
Provides patients with schedule itinerary, after visit summary and education instructions for testing/procedures.
High school diploma or equivalent high school certification with three years of experience in billing systems and third-party claims and/or experience in a medical office setting or related customer service/office experience.
REQUIRED LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION: Basic Life Support certification (Online BLS certifications, those without a skills assessment component, are not sufficient to meet the BLS requirements).
If order entry in the electronic medical record is part of the job’s function/responsibilities, Registered/Certified Medical Assistant or successfully achieve Medical Assistant registration/certification or pass assessment-based recognition (ABR) exam within 6 months of hire date or within a shorter time frame if noted by hiring manager.
Graduate of an accredited Medical Assistant program.
Two or more years of Medical Assistant experience.
Electronic medical record experience.
Interactive communication skills with ability to work with physicians, patients, families, significant others, and support staff.
Strong interpersonal organizational skills.
Working knowledge of anatomy/physiology and fundamentals of medical technology.
The hiring range for this position is $15.85 - $19.43 per hour.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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