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Cashier Receptionist Scheduler Imaging

Company: Kaiser Permanente
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Description: The cashier receptionist/scheduler is a member of the health care department team in the Imaging/Radiology department who functions under the direction guidance and supervision of the department manager, assistant manager, or designee. The cashier receptionist/scheduler greets and checks in all patients reporting to the medical office in a professional and courteous manner. This position is responsible for accurate check-in, scheduling, revenue collection and safeguarding revenue for all patients. Responsible for having knowledge of processes and procedures for the department as well as general knowledge of the medical center in order to assist patients with questions and concerns. Requires extensive use of the computer and a significant amount of contact with the public.Requires spending at least 50% of the time doing scheduling.Essential Responsibilities:Customer ServiceServes as an ambassador for Kaiser Permanente by exhibiting respectful, courteous, and friendly behavior towards and around our patients and members. Takes accountability for customer experience at Point of Service.Creates a welcoming environment including maintaining a professional demeanor, appearance and physical environmentGreets patients, assists with facility directions, provides resources, answers questions and when applicable escalates issuesActively seeks information to understand the member/patient circumstances, problems, expectations needsAddresses patient problems, concerns and issues and escalates to management when necessaryRefers to other departments and administrative servicesConsistently demonstrates service behaviors and principlesUnderstands the Kaiser Permanente Mission and the patient Bill of Rights and integrates them into interactions with patientsIn all interactions with patients, members, physicians, staff and visitors, demonstrates service-oriented behaviors that include culturally sensitive good manners, respect, and polite teracts with patients/visitors appropriately, according to age, developmental, and cultural factorsAssists patients/membersAssists with facility directionsRefers to other departments and administrative services for further information, e.g., Member Services, Medical Secretaries, Financial Counseling and BillingDirects patients to appropriate area after the arrival/registration process is completedUtilize Language Line, QBS and ASL services as neededDemonstrates telephone etiquette skillsIs courteous and professional when the telephoneTakes accurate, legible and complete messages and forwards to the appropriate party.Registration and Systems Follow appropriate patient registration policy and proceduresFollows department protocols for application of the registration scriptRegisters patients by following policies and procedures and using the appropriate electronic systems, or manual visit records when the systems are down.SystemsNavigates and uses multiple organizational systemsE.g., registration system, appointment system, email system, etcAccesses, reviews and keeps current with appropriate reference materials alerting to systems and workflow changesCompletes all tasks within a technical system in order to perform all expected job dutiesUnderstands the system impact when making decisions while performing the registration function that may impact billing, clinical or regulatory reporting, cost share collection, itiate downtime procedures when necessary.Other registration duties may include:Obtains a patient medical record number when necessarySchedules follow-up appointments in the clinicRecords additional patient information in the electronic systemScreens patients for metallic objects prior to MRIRefers patients for financial counselingReceives, documents and releases patient valuablesMaintains the patient will-call area box if applicableFor Same Day appointments, the scheduling duties below will be utilized during registration.Documentation and Registration Data QualityVerifies patient identification to ensure right patient for right exam and document according to outlined procedures.Accurately and completely records/verifies demographic information and other key patient data such as:AddressContact InformationEnsures completion and documentation of receipt of patient forms according to registration system prompts and department proceduresMay distribute relevant brochures or letter to the patient or patient's agent.Benefits Has a working knowledge of health plan coverages.Demonstrates basic level knowledge and understanding of guiding principles for Health Plan coverages; for example (but not limited to) classic, deductible coinsurance, and self-funding plans.Provide basic coverage and benefit information to patients, but refers patients to appropriate resources for complex questions.Determines patient's membership and benefits according to the benefit information displayed in the electronic systems.When electronic information is not available, trusts the patient regarding benefit and coverage information.Records Insurance Information.equests and verifies insurance information from patients including Medicare Secondary Payor information, and information sufficient to bill Government, Commercial, Third Party Payors or other financial sponsors.Creates appropriate accounts and coverages in the electronic system.Cash Handling and Revenue CollectionComplies with all applicable cash handling policies and procedures.Handles revenue, reconciles shift and deposits funds according to the Cash Handling Responsibility Agreement .Handles safekeeping of change funds, all revenue collected during the shift, all assigned revenue documents, and all keys assigned for cash control.Obtains, secures, and ensures sufficient denominations to provide change.Uses correct procedures to document and report discrepancies.Problem solves and makes attempts to resolve issues and cash discrepancies in cash drawer and change fund.Obtain verification and necessary pending authorizations from non-KP insurers (including Medicare, Medi-Cal and COB) on members and non-members when Financial Counselor is not available. Informs patients that they may receive a bill depending on their coverage and services received.Never denies or defers services based on the patient's ability to pay.Calculate member liability based on benefit plan (e.g.IVF, etc.)Collects and records the appropriate cost share from patients.Identifies and collects non-dues revenue from patients.Notifies patients of payment options and other critical information regarding their financial liabilities.Explains basic cost share information to patients.Uses overrides to cost share collection, as directed by registration policies and procedures.Other ResponsibilitiesManages and performs department-specific tasksAdheres to all department, facility and regional policies and proceduresTeam and Department responsibilitiesCommunicates with clinical and non-clinical staff as neededCommunicates clearly, appropriately and constructively with other staff and physicians, in the ED, the Medical Center, and the community.Works toward positive operational outcomes.Performs other duties as required.Must spend no more than 50% of time on the above duties.Scheduling - Must spend at least 50% of time on these duties:Facilitate the timely scheduling of patients by coordinating patient information with physicians or technologist.Receive orders, facilitate appropriate scheduling assignments and communicate information to patients.Verify if there is a staff message to reply back to the order physician prior to schedulingPrioritize cases/referrals utilizing established guidelines.Contacts patient to schedule exam/procedure and return appointments according to established procedures and scheduling guidelines, when applicable.Utilize protocols to determine and communicate proper patient preparation including checking for allergies, lab tests, and pre-requisite exams.Notify and inform patient/member of cost share obligations and conduct screening questionnaires when applicableNotify physician to order pre-requisite tests or meds as appropriate, according to municate through use of technology to providers office to ensure order(s) has been placed or authenticatedRefer patients to other resources as needed (e.g., eligibility and financial support services, Patient Financial Services/Business Office, member services, medical secretaries).Follow defined KP Health Connect workflows.Secure patient charts and i.e., history/physical, lab, informed consents, etc., in advance of exam/procedure.Cancel and reschedule appointments when needed.Notify all departments in a timely manner within the center of any changes in the schedule, i.e., add-ons, cancellations and no-shows.Contact patients to remind them of appointments and prep.Provide exam/study preparation materials to patients per protocol.Supervisory Responsibilities:This job has no supervisory responsibilities.Grade: 4Basic Qualifications:ExperienceOne (1) year of work experience involving customer service and cash handling, cash balance or reconciliation within the last 3 years.EducationHigh School Diploma/GED.License, Certification, RegistrationN/AAdditional Requirements:Basic knowledge and use of computer including passing of a PC skills assessmentTyping 35 WPM and 10-key proficiencyProficiency in both verbal and written formatsBasic addition and subtraction math skills, including passing of Math assessmentAbility to multi-task, organize, manage time and prioritize workflow in a complex environment.Must be willing to work in a Labor Management Partnership environment.Preferred Qualifications:Previous experience in a healthcare setting preferred.Primary Location: California,Redwood City,Redwood City Cypress Medical Offices Scheduled Weekly Hours: 20 Shift: Day Workdays: W1: Mon(11a-730P), Tue (11a-730p), S(9a-530p); W2: S(9a-530p), Fri(11a-730p) May travel to San Mateo as needed for department needs. Working Hours Start: 11:00 AM Working Hours End: 07:30 PM Job Schedule: Part-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: A01-SEIU-United Healthworkers Job Level: Entry Level Department: Redwood City Hospital - Radiology-Receptionist - 0206 Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

Keywords: Kaiser Permanente, Redwood City , Cashier Receptionist Scheduler Imaging, Hospitality & Tourism , Redwood City, California

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