Patient Services Assistant
Columbia University - New York, NY

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1625- CSV Columbia Health



Job Type

Support Staff Full-Time Regular

Bargaining Unit

Local 2110

If temporary, indicate duration

Hours Per Week


Job Family

Administrative Support

Salary Grade


Salary Range

$41,269 - $42,800

Advertised Summary Job Description

Reporting to the Associate Director for Patient Services, the Patient Services Assistant supports the daily operation of the medical practice groups in Medical Services. The incumbent serves as the primary customer service interface for patients who come to Medical Services for services. The Patient Services Assistant will perform a variety of administrative and clerical tasks such as central telephone reception, reception and appointment scheduling. Other responsibilities include providing patients with instructions on visit process, and responding to non-medical questions and routine patients questions regarding health insurance benefits and enrollment eligibility; providing students, visitors and staff with direction and information on Medical Services procedures in addition to other services provided throughout Columbia Health. During the academic sessions - the work schedule varies. Some Saturdays required. Schedule during the summer and spring recess is 9am - 5pm

Minimum Qualifications for Grade Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant

High School diploma and equivalent required. Minimum of two years' experience in health care or related field. Essential are strong customer service, interpersonal, communication and organizational skills. Must demonstrate ability to exercise appropriate judgment regarding scheduling of appointments, patients' confidential health information and management of student flow through the service. Proven ability to effectively deal with a high volume of patient contact both in person and via telephone. Must be computer literate.

Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant

ONLINE SIGNUPS: If you are a regular Columbia University employee and a member of the bargaining unit for this position, and you are applying within the sign-up period, you can now sign up online. Please click on the "APPLY FOR THIS POSTING" link at the top or bottom of this page to apply for and sign up for this position. The remaining signup period for this position ends Monday, 03/25/13 at 11:59 p.m.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous health care experience preferred. Familiarity with electronic medical record and scheduling system strongly preferred. Experience working with college students, interest in higher educational setting.

Special Instructions

Special Indications This position works with:
HIPAA Compliance training required


Participation in Medical Surveillance required

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Open Until Filled

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Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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