Job Description

*National Jewish Health - Main Campus · Medicine - DEOHS Division
Denver, CO
Full Time (40 hours per week), Day Shift: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Posted 10/05/2018
Req # 11794
General Summary
Coordinates the scheduling of patients for clinical evaluation.  Implements services that recognize needs and issues for customers served.  Functions as part of administrative team.
Essential Responsibilities
1. Responds to and facilitates patient referrals in a timely manner.  Schedules patients for clinical exams, including all necessary diagnostic testing and consultation.
2. Fills out appropriate requisitions and distributes them appropriate departments.  Drafts and sends letters to patients and assists in facilitating patients’ clinical evaluations.
3. Acts as liaison to Admissions and Lung Line to ensure efficient scheduling.
4. Maintains a patient data base which will make possible the tracking of new and follow-up patients.  May compile patient data or other information as necessary.
5. Acts as a back-up to support staff by typing and word processing, filing, answering telephones, retrieving medical records or performing other secretarial functions.
6. Performs all other duties as assigned.
General Responsibilities
1. Performs, as directed, safety compliance and uses Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), as needed.
2. Participates in Quality Assessment (QA) and Quality Improvement (QI) programs, as directed.
3. Ensures compliance with The Joint Commission and all other Federal, State and Regulatory Agencies.
4. Responds promptly and sincerely to customer’s needs, requests and concerns via all communication forms using easily understood language and refraining from using inappropriate language and non-verbal gestures.
5. Maintains positive working relationships as a team player through problem solving issues, speaking positively about others, listening attentively and observing the Patient Bill of Rights and Confidentiality.
6. Increases customer service knowledge, skill and ability by participating in department and institution-wide specific programs.
7. Incorporates National Jewish’s identity (Science Transforming Life®) into daily functions.  Speaks positively about the institution, provides customers with prompt service, maintains a clean and safe working environment, dresses appropriately based upon National Jewish safety standards, and departmental policies and wears an ID badge visibly.
Knowledge and Skills
Excellent interpersonal skills, patient rapport, telephone communication and organizational skills; skills in word processing, data entry and filing systems.
Able to read, write and communicate in English required.  Must perform mathematical calculations.
Certification and Licensure
Work Experience
A minimum of two (2) years administrative experience required.  Experience in health care environment preferred.
- or - Any equivalent combination of Education and/or Experience
Working Conditions
Position is an office environment.  Frequent requirements may include: sitting for extended periods, entering and manipulating data on a workstation computer and participating in team/executive meetings.  Approximately 75% of daily responsibilities will be working both one-on-one and in teams with other personnel and extended one-on-one contact in a quiet environment where hearing and listening is paramount.  Must possess the ability to communicate by observation, verbal, written and listening; standing; walking; climbing stairs; stooping to remove/replace files; good hand-eye coordination; lifting, pulling, pushing, and upper body twisting while handling supplies and equipment; sitting while completing paperwork; using keyboard for PC and word processing needs.  Occasional requirements may include: stand, walk, use hands to manipulate, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, and lift/move up to 25 pounds.  Incumbent may be scheduled to work an alternate schedule to accommodate essential business needs routine travel by foot or automobile to alternate work/meeting locations, possibly during inclement weather.
Environmental Conditions
No environmental conditions indicated.  Professional office environment with time of each day spent in interaction with management/staff, in addition to planning and working autonomously. Requires teamwork and the ability to handle multiple interruptions; frequently fast-paced; high-pressure; occasionally variable-paced; variable pressure.  Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be provided to each employee when needed as determined by policy.  Utilization of PPE is mandatory. Estimated 1500 employees in the worksite.
Management/Supervisory Responsibilities

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