Front Desk- Receptionist

  • Part Time, Full Time, Locum Tenens/Traveling, Remote
  • Chicago, IL

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JOB SUMMARY:Responsible to direct the overall office operations. Directs, plans, coordinates, and administers the overall operation of the Medical Records department.QUALIFICATIONS:High school education or equivalent; some college preferred.Must be knowledgeable of administrative practices, procedures, and guidelines.Accurate typing, filing and record keeping skills.Good communication skills.Must be able to read, write and speak the English language in an understandable manner.Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action and to remain calm during emergency situations.Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with residents, family members, visitors, personnel, government agencies/personnel, and general public.Must possess leadership and supervisor’s ability and willingness to work harmoniously with other personnel.Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition, and enthusiasm.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:Must be able to move intermittently throughout the workday.Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.Must possess sight/hearing senses or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately so that the requirements of this position can be fully met.Must function independently, have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with residents, visitors, personnel, and support agencies.Must be in good general health and demonstrate emotional stability.Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and at times hostile people.May be required to lift and move equipment and supplies, etc., in excess of fifty(50) pounds throughout the workday.Must have a pleasant speaking voice.Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including exposure to the (HIV) AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Review the department’s policy and procedure manual, s, cleaning schedules, etc., at least annually for revisions and make recommendations to the Administrator.Follow established departmental policies and procedures, including appropriate dress code.Meet with the receptionist on a regularly scheduled basis to assist in identifying and correcting problem areas, and/or the improvement of service.Recruit, interview, and select personnel with the approval of the Administrator (if applicable).Schedule department work hours, personnel, work assignments, etc., to expedite work (if applicable).Complete performance evaluations timely (if applicable).Make daily rounds of reception area to assure that reception personnel are performing required duties and to assure that appropriate reception procedures are being followed (if applicable).Answer the telephone promptly and politely, screen all incoming calls according to facility policy. Take messages and relay them promptly to the proper individual.Greet and direct all visitors to sign in.Type, file, copy materials and maintain all files, records equipment, and supply items as assigned.Prepare reports, assignments and correspondence as needed and directed by Administrator.Receive, sort, direct mail, and fax information.Send reports to appropriate agencies as required.Maintain cordial relationships with all residents, staff, public agencies, visitors, and callers.Perform other related duties as assigned.

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