Practice Representative (Front Desk)

  • Part Time, Full Time, Locum Tenens/Traveling, Remote
  • Brookline, MA

Beth Israel Lahey Health View Company Profile

When you join the growing BILH team, you’re not just taking a job, youxe2x80x99re making a difference in peoplexe2x80x99s lives.Job Type:RegularScheduled Hours:40Work Shift:Day (United States of America)The Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine provides a full-range of leading-edge anesthesia services in all operating rooms, intensive care units, obstetric, and non-surgical procedure areas (including gastrointestinal endoscopy, and electrophysiology) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston. Our first commitment is to provide compassionate, world-class care to all our patients. We are one of the top academic anesthesia departments in the US in clinical anesthesia and research and, as a Harvard Medical School affiliated hospital, our educational programs are among the best in the country. The department is internationally recognized for both clinical care and research. Our renowned research program produces innovative work that is making major strides in improving patient care in anesthesia, critical care, pain and headache treatment. We also have advanced innovative technologies in the field, including 3-D imaging and guided ultrasound to provide minimally-invasive, safe care for the most successful outcomes. Our department continues to grow and thrive in a culture of respect that supports the professional development and personal well-being of our staff. In addition, we have a strong commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and actively seek a diverse workforce that celebrates and honors the many cultures and perspectives represented by our staff. This position is a part of the William Arnold – Carol A. Warfield, MD Pain Management Center at One Brookline Place, conveniently located next to the Brookline Village T stop. Our pain clinicians offer a wide-range of compassionate, comprehensive and cutting-edge treatments for chronic and complex pain and for migraine and other types of headache pain.:Essential Responsibilities: Communicates with and assists patients, other employees and the general public in a courteous, helpful manner by phone and in person. Provides accurate information, directions and/or guidance and follows up promptly to ensure that needs have been met.Takes complete and accurate information from patients/callers, prioritizing and facilitating communication of information to providers. Prepares schedules, medical records and other documents in accordance with quality standards. Maintains patient confidentiality at all times, whether by phone, discussion with providers or distribution of patient information by email, fax, etc.Performs check in, registration, and verification of demographic and fiscal information according to medical center policies and procedures and utilizing hospital computer systems. Confirms prior authorizations, referrals and pre-certifications for patient’s insurance and managed care plan. Collects required co-payments according to standards. Directs patients to next service area.Monitors patients and visitors entering, waiting, and leaving the practice. Facilitates timely flow and proactively solves flow issues (i.e., early or late patient, late provider, etc.) Acts as liaison between patient and practice staff to ensure optimal flow and service delivery.Processes patient check out, schedules follow-up appointments and related diagnostic and/or lab tests making every reasonable effort to accommodate patient and provider needs. Provides patient with any relevant educational materials as indicated. Enters visit billing tickets.Required Qualifications:High School diploma or GED required. Associate’s degree preferred.0-1 years related work experience required.Basic familiarity with computers. Ability to navigate at a basic level within web-based applications.Preferred Qualifications:One year experience in a healthcare or service/hospitality environment.Competencies:Written Communications: Ability to read, and write in English in order to understand basic safety instructions and take direction from supervisors; communicate effectively with patients, families and other medical center staff; and respond to basic questions.Oral Communications: Ability to understand spoken English in order to follow basic safety instructions and take direction from supervisors; communicate effectively in basic English with patients, families and medical center staff in response to routine questions.Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate basic knowledge of fundamental concepts, practices and procedures with the ability to use them in routine situations. Specialized knowledge not required.Team Work: Ability to interact respectfully with other employees, professional staff and/or external contacts to offer ideas, identify issues, obtain information or deliver services.Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, staff and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using skills in active listening and problem solving. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.Physical Nature of the Job:Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally in carrying, lifting, pushing, pulling objects. Sitting most of the time, with walking and standing required only occasionallyFLSA Status:Non-ExemptAs a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more about this requirement.More than 35,000 people working together. Nurses, doctors, technicians, therapists, researchers, teachers and more, making a difference in patients’ lives. Your skill and compassion can make us even stronger.Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

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