Practice Assistant
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - Boston, MA

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Department: Podiatry

Employment Status: Full Time

Shift: Day

Req ID: 4429BR

Job Summary: Provides patient services including greeting, check-in, scheduling and medical assisting while delivering excellent service and contributing to the smooth flow of practice operations. Reports to the manager with input from assigned physicians, nurses or other health care providers.

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, prioritizes information and facilitates communication of information to providers. Prepares schedules, patient charts and other documents as needed in accordance with quality standards. Maintains patient confidentiality at all times, whether by phone, discussion with providers or distribution of patient information by e-mail, fax, etc.

Performs check-in, registration, and verification of demographic and fiscal information utilizing a computer system.

Enters data from visit tickets and ensures that information is complete, accurate and timely to facilitate the billing process.

Collects copayments following standards for managing copayment processes. Directs patients at time of check in.

Schedules related diagnostic and lab tests making every reasonable effort to accommodate patient and provider needs. Inputs patient insurance and managed care plans, including prior authorizations, referrals, and pre-certifications. Explains processes as needed to help patients meet their needs and insurance requirements.

Required Qualifications:
High School diploma or GED required. Associate's degree preferred.

Certificate 1 preferred: Medical Assistant Certificate, and Certificate 2 preferred: Phlebotomy Certificate

1-3 years related work experience required.

Basic familiarity with computers. Ability to navigate at a basic level within web-based applications.

Competencies:
Written Communications: Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written English with internal and external customers.

Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and converse in English to communicate effectively with medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.

Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate full working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, procedures and policies with the ability to use them in varied situations.

Team Work: Ability to work collaboratively in small teams to improve the operations of immediate work group by offering ideas, identifying issues, and respecting team members.

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.

Age based Competencies:
Employees in this job must be competent to provide patient care to the following age groups: Young adult: 16-30 years, Middle Age: 30 - 60 years, Elderly: 60 -.

Physical Nature of the Job:
Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and or up to 20 pounds of force frequently. Job is physical in nature and employee needs to stand and/or move around through the majority of their shift.

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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) is a patient care, teaching and research affiliate of Harvard Medical School, and currently...