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Patient Representative

Company: Community Clinic Inc.
Location: Silver Spring
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

CCI Health and Wellness Services is a group practice, empowering patients to partner with staff for an unparalleled healthcare experience. Through integrated teams in a learning environment, we deliver high quality, affordable, care to every patient during all stages of life.

POSITION SUMMARY:

CCI is seeking a Floater Patient Representative to act as the point of contact by greeting patients and visitors in person and over the phone, directing them to the appropriate Health Center personnel. The FPR will assure that the provision of high quality; cost efficient, culturally sensitive services comply with all Federal, State and Local agency policies and procedures. This position requires travel to any of the CCI health center sites if coverage is needed.

 

As a member of the health centers integrated care team, the Floater Patient Representative will fulfill the following KEY FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES towards the provision of patient centered, coordinated patient care:

  • Answers the telephone promptly, identifies him/herself and the center, refers calls to the appropriate area, and identifies and refers urgent calls correctly. Accurately communicates phone messages as needed, and Assist decrease wait times for returned phone calls.
  • Distribute information regarding Maryland Health Benefits Exchange, including eligibility requirements for applicable federal tax subsidies and cost-sharing assistance, eligibility requirements for Medicaid and Maryland Childrens Health Plan (MCHP), and Qualified Health Plans (QHP); and how to enroll in Medicaid, MCHP or QHPs in the exchange.
  • Assist patients with portal set up to Increase patient portal usage.
  • Facilitate plan selection based on the needs of the individual/family seeking health insurance coverage, assess tax implications and premium and cost-sharing requirements, application submission, renewal, and disenrollment processes.
  • Facilitate eligibility determinations for QHP, Medicaid, MCHP, SHOP, and premium tax subsidies.
  • Provide referrals to appropriate agencies, including the Attorney Generals Health Education and Advocacy Unit (HEAU) and the Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA), for applicants and enrollees with grievances, complaints, questions, or the need for other social services.
  • Schedule first appointments for newly insured consumers at any of our sites and assist to Increase number of patients enrolled in Medicaid.
  • Makes and assists in making return appointments, confirming the patients current address, phone number, and updates in the computer system as necessary.
  • Registers patients into the computer, generating required paperwork for a patient visit. Calls patients to remind them of scheduled visits per center routine.
  • Checks in patients as they enter the center, identifies in the system whether they are a Show, No- Show, Walk-In, or a Cancellation. Completes appointment status prior to the end of the workday.
  • Assist Health Center Managers with clerical and administrative functions
  • Notifies appropriate personnel of patients arrival (per center routine) and secures patients medical
  • record for use by Medical Assistant.
  • Monitors status of reception areas, alerting clinical staff of unusually long patient waiting times or obtaining assistance of any unusual situations including patient conflicts.
  • Performs other clerical support functions; filing, scheduling and documentation of appointments or referrals, completes medical records release forms, documents no shows in the chart. Prints provider schedules at the beginning of the sessions. Pulls medical records and reviews by noon the day before the patients appointment.
  • Exhibits and promotes a standard of excellence in the performance of all duties and interactions with patients, co-workers, and outside contacts.
  • Promotes CCIs mission to Increase patient understanding of CCIs service lines.
  • Increase patient satisfaction.
  • This position also requires the ability to drive between clinical sites to provide additional coverage when needed.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Requires a High School Diploma or GED.
  • Current CPR certification.
  • Must have at least one year of relevant work experience, preferably in a medical setting or an equivalent combination of training and experience to perform office routines and clerical support functions.
  • Must be customer-focused
  • Must be proficient with user-facing technology (e.g., Apps, software, computers, etc.).

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • MUST be fluent in English and Spanish.
  • Must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills to greet patients and visitors in person or over the phone, and to direct them accordingly.
  • Ability to maintain a high standard of customer service and observance of corporation protocol in a hectic and sometimes hostile situations.
  • Must be proficient in reading and writing English to update patient information/forms, accurately communicate phone messages, and respond to visitors and callers as needed.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

The starting Salary is $18/hr.

 

 

CCI Health & Wellness Services is a 49-year-old Federally Qualified Health Center is a diverse and inclusive workplace that serves 60,000 medical patients and Women Infant’s & Children (WIC) participants in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties. As a 501(c)3 non-profit, CCI is committed to providing high-quality, affordable primary healthcare to every patient across all life stages. Visit www.cciweb.org for more information.

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Keywords: Community Clinic Inc., Silver Spring , Patient Representative, Other , Silver Spring, Maryland

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