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Albany Medical Center Patient Service Associate - Community Endo, Albany in Albany, New York

Department/Unit:

HBD - Community Endo

Work Shift:

Day (United States of America)

Patient Service Associate, Albany, NY

Community Endo

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday

We are seeking an Administrative Associate with excellent customer service skills and clerical experience to join our team!

The Patient Service Associate provides advanced clerical support and fosters coordination of functions for effective operation and administration of office functions. Demonstrates a high degree of knowledge and competence in our electronic health record and scheduling system.

Position Summary:

  • Register patients, update insurance information, schedule visits, and other duties as assigned to coordinate patient appointment scheduling.

  • Responsible for discussing financial obligation and explaining regulatory forms, as well as answering any questions.

  • Works in multiple systems during patient facing interactions and telephone call receipts to complete accurate registration and to support the clinical workflow.

  • Supports plans, policy and procedures, and initiatives within scope of their departments expectations and role.

  • Represents AMC and supports the ideals and principles of their department, the Practice, the Hospital and the Center.

  • Interact with a diverse patient population.

  • Utilize the electronic medical record to maintain patient records via registration process and scan functionality.

  • Be knowledgeable with state and government agencies to provide proper consents for patients who are wards of the state; work with facilities to obtain proper consents from patient proxies.

  • Be knowledgeable of and adhere to payer requirements for referrals and authorization within the scope of the specialty they are assigned.

  • Schedule follow up appointments, referrals and prior authorization for patient schedule visits as needed.

  • Communicate professionally and timely with all parties, including providers, patients, clinical care team, and insurance company

  • Answer incoming phone calls and direct appropriately to team members

  • Conveys professional image by adhering to the established dress code.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma/G.E.D. - required

  • 2-3 years office experience or one year of related experience in a medical practice - preferred

  • Experience using an electronic health record and Microsoft Office a plus.

  • Excellent customer service skills.

  • Ability to multi-task in a high patient volume unit.

  • Ability to learn and utilize resources.

  • Strong time management skills.

  • Ability to review information and draw appropriate conclusions.

  • Good judgement and ability to problem solve; escalate issues as needed.

  • Strong teamwork skills and work ethic.

Salary Range: $18.00/hr - $23.79/hr

Thank you for your interest in Albany Medical Center!​

Albany Medical is an equal opportunity employer.

This role may require access to information considered sensitive to Albany Medical Center, its patients, affiliates, and partners, including but not limited to HIPAA Protected Health Information and other information regulated by Federal and New York State statutes. Workforce members are expected to ensure that:

Access to information is based on a “need to know” and is the minimum necessary to properly perform assigned duties. Use or disclosure shall not exceed the minimum amount of information needed to accomplish an intended purpose. Reasonable efforts, consistent with Albany Med Center policies and standards, shall be made to ensure that information is adequately protected from unauthorized access and modification.

Albany Med is the centerpiece of medicine, research, and medical education in New York’s CapitalRegion and is the area's largest private employer with more than 10,000 employees.

Albany Med offers excellent career opportunities in a wide range of roles in both patient care andadministration. We value all our staff members and offer outstanding employee benefits including:

  • Excellent health care coverage (http://albanymedcareers.com/benefits/employee-health-%20benefits/) with lower copays at most Albany Med providers.

  • A wide array of services and programs to support emotional, physical, and mental wellbeing (http://albanymedcareers.com/benefits/employee-advantages/)

Anchored in the state’s historic capital city, Albany Med offers a full range outpatient and inpatient careand is home to the region’s largest hospital, only Level 1 trauma center, and only children’s hospital. Thedowntown campus also offers opportunities at Albany Medical College.

Albany Med partners with Columbia Memorial Health, Saratoga Hospital and Glens Falls Hospital to form the Albany Med Health System, serving more than three million people over 25 counties.

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