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Patient Access Rep II - $2,000 Sign-on Bonus - Full Time, Variable (Tustin)

Company: Alta Hospitals
Location: Santa Ana
Posted on: November 16, 2023

Job Description:

The Patient Access Rep II arranges for the efficient and orderly admission of all inpatients and outpatients. Ensures that accurate patient information is collected and that patients are aware of hospital policy and procedures.Foothill Regional Medical Center is a fully accredited acute care hospital, licensed for 177 beds120 beds for general acute care, 15 intensive care beds and 42 pediatric sub-acute beds. Our pediatric sub-acute unit, just one of six in California, serves patients from throughout the state. We care for patients up to 21 years of age who need long-term sub-acute care including ventilator care and nutritional support.Registers all patients according to department procedures. Completes all necessary admission (including consent) forms accurately and thoroughly. Prior to entering patient information into Optimum verifies the medical record status using Master Patient Index function. Ensures that the patients name, chief complaint and other information are entered accurately. Prepares the patients financial folder and distributes copies to appropriate departments.-Ensures that each account is billable, and if necessary, pre-certification requirements are met. Contacts physicians offices to obtain required pre-admission information as needed. Ensures that patients have required authorization for scheduled procedures. Explains hospital polices regarding payment of service, collects payments and issues receipts. Requests identification cards, and insurance cards during the admission process, obtains copies of all cards (front and back). Verifies insurance coverage and eligibility. Ensures that each patient receives an identification bracelet upon admission.-Operates PBX and answers all incoming calls and transfers to the appropriate department or patient room in a professional. Performs paging via overhead and other hospital systems when required, including announcing and reporting hospital emergency codes.-Ensures physicians are authorized to admit patients. Appropriately refers all physicians on delinquency list to hospital administrator or designee. Provides a safe environment for patients, visitors and others. Maintains confidentiality of patients, families, employees, and visitors.Two years of admitting office and/or PBX operator experience

Basic Understanding of Medical Terminology

Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

Strong time management skills

Ability to multitask and maintain a work pace appropriate to workload

Computer literacy and proficiency

Must demonstrate customer service skills appropriate to the jobBilingual skills to communicate effectively with patients and families High School Diploma or GED

Keywords: Alta Hospitals, Santa Ana , Patient Access Rep II - $2,000 Sign-on Bonus - Full Time, Variable (Tustin), Other , Santa Ana, California

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