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MD Anderson Cancer Center Patient Services Coordinator - West Houston in West Houston, Texas

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is ranked the nation's top hospital for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals." MD Anderson's mission is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation and the world through exceptional programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention.

The ideal candidate must have a high school diploma or equivalent and preferably at least three year of recent customer service experience.

Patient Services Coordinator duties: To provide and coordinate all tasks associated with patient services within the Regional Care Centers (RCC). Including but not limited to patient scheduling in OneConnect, physician and clinic template maintenance, expediting clinic flow, processing the accurate completion of all clinic activities, collection of co-pays through I-payment, and all other tasks as delegated by the Business Services Manager or designee.

Interpret and coordinate physicians' orders to schedule diagnostic test, procedures, treatments, Brachytherapy, and physician appointments. Collaborate with clinic management to maintain physician templates to ensure that the waiting times by physician and patient are kept to a minimum. Will ensure quality patient care in relation to the patients prescribed diagnosis, treatment, and other directives from physicians, nurses, and/or administrators.

Clearly and accurately convey appointment information to the patients in a timely manner in person, by telephone, or in writing. Provide patients with pertinent information regarding their schedule and the preparations needed for ancillary appointments. Direct patients scheduled for diagnostic tests, treatment, or other services using a clear and understandable voice.

Manage, monitor, and facilitate complete of the patient scheduling process to ensure optimal efficiency in clinic operations and resources while maintaining the institution's standards of customer service and quality patient care. Responsible for monitoring and expediting clinic flow.

Receive multiple telephone calls from internal/external customers, direct calls appropriately in an expedient, courteous and friendly manner. Take accurate and complete messages.

Responsible for the security and confidentiality of patient information at all times. Will advise patients/family members of available services and use appropriate customer service skills when interacting with co-workers, patients, patient family members, and internal/external customers.

Update and revise all demographic, financial and insurance information as necessary to maintain an accurate patient account. Collect co-payments as appropriate.

Ensure that the medical record is available for patient care. Will order, follow-up, and obtain medical records as needed. Will scan medical document to HIMS as described in RCC scanned document policy. Will prepare therapy charts for simulation and treatment visits. Will retrieve test results as appropriate and prepare the necessary forms. Visually inspect names on film folders to ensure accurate matching and manually check contents of film jacket to ensure that the contents belong to the patient. May have to handle items weighing up to 30 pounds.

Assist in maintaining a safe environment for patients, co-workers and visitors. Recognize unsafe conditions and report the situation to the appropriate person. Adhere to universal precautions and principles of asepsis. Demonstrates awareness of and concern for patient safety. Assist in maintaining the physical environment in accordance with JCAHO and institutional standards.

Maintain a highly professional and positive attitude. Utilize time in an efficient manner by completing duties as prescribed by due dates or patient's needs. Demonstrate initiative and seek out additional tasks.

Obtain vital signs on patients. Communicate the results to the nurse, mid-level practitioner, and/or physician.

Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS

Education :

Required: High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred: Associate's degree in Business, Health Services Administration or related field.

Experience :

Required: Three years of relevant work experience. May substitute additional education for required experience on a one to one basis.

Preferred: Experience in a patient care or healthcare administration setting.

Licensure/Certification :

Required: None

Preferred: None

Other requirements :

Must pass pre-employment skills test as required and administered by Human Resources.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 141775

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: non-exempt, eligible for overtime, and is subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

  • Work Week: Days

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 29,600

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 38,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 46,400

  • Science Jobs: No

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