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Patient Access Associate I - Per Diem - Central, NY at UnitedHealth Group

Patient Access Associate I - Per Diem - Central, NY

UnitedHealth Group Oneonta, AL Full Time

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The Patient Access Associate welcomes, greets, interviews patients and/or representatives in person or over the telephone to ensure their initial experience with the hospital is exceptional; the Patient Access Associate will also obtain the required demographical and insurance information to ensure proper billing/reimbursement to the hospital. Secure required signatures from patients and/or representatives to protect hospital’s interests. Provides excellent patient experience for guests with a high level of professionalism.

This position is a Per Diem role, or as needed. We have multiple open shifts in each Central New York location that include: Cobleskill, Cooperstown, Delhi, Herkimer, Little Falls, Oneonta, and Sidney.

Per Diem associates must work a minimum of 16 hours per month, usually 2, eight-hour shifts. And even these hours are extra flexible at times, allowing 4 hour blocks and sometimes less depending on the need.  Per Diems work when there is a vacancy and we have a number of vacancies currently.  There are opportunities to work the minimum, 16-hours per month and there are opportunities to work considerably more.  We welcome and encourage you to pick up even more shifts, but we also respect your need for student-work-life balance.  For candidates willing to travel to any higher need area, we will pay travel expenses/personal mileage on top of the base salary.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • As measured by direct or indirect supervisory observation and/or co-worker feedback, the successful incumbent demonstrates skills in the following duties and responsibilities. Examples of these include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Greet all patients in a respectful, courteous, confidential, and caring manner upon arrival
  • Interact positively with patients, families, and other patient care providers
  • Interview, verify and/or update patient/family to obtain patient registration demographic, financial, and insurance information and accurately enters information into the computer
  • Assign appropriate financial class and insurance plans to patient visit
  • Secure patient’s signature when applicable, i.e. Medicare waiver, financial agreements, insurance forms.
  • Create medical records upon registration if patient is new to network
  • Prepare appropriate forms during registration process
  • Collect and maintain co-pay information from patients
  • Obtain insurance authorization upon patient admission to the hospital
  • Direct patients and families to appropriate areas of hospital/clinics
  • Demonstrate awareness of and provides care in a manner consistent with the Patient's Bill of Rights.
  • Demonstrate cooperation by offering assistance to other health care providers
  • Refer appropriate patients for financial counseling/assistance
  • Demonstrates appropriate telephone etiquette; to include but not limited to, answering telephone calls in a prompt, friendly, helpful manner, using courtesy title (i.e. Ms. Smith, Dr. Jones, etc.), convey location called, identify self by name, answer call within three rings, and if necessary politely place caller on hold after asking permission
  • Act as liaison with outside agencies to coordinate specific special needs for patient care (ie. if patient requires an interpreter and/or added assistance)
  • All registration paperwork is prepared and forwarded to Health Information Management for scanning to patient’s EPIC chart
  • Provide cross coverage within the Patient Access Service departments when needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Organizational Responsibilities:

  • Adheres to standards of practice as set forth in policy and guidelines to assure patient safety
  • Uses supplies and institutional resources in a financially responsible manner
  • Maintains an orderly, clean and safe work environment
  • Maintains appropriate, professional personal appearance, including but not limited to required attire such as uniforms and safety apparel
  • Assists in the training process of students and/or orientation of new personnel
  • Participates in staffing patterns that reflect variable demands in service
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude
  • Uses flexibility and innovation while problem solving
  • Demonstrates collaborative practice, support and respect for each team member
  • Participates in departmental / organizational committees
  • Demonstrates initiative in expanding and sharing knowledge
  • Participates in continued education through attendance and presentations at in-service sessions
  • Communicates with patients and coworkers while adhering always to hospital policies for the protection of the privacy of patient health information and confidentiality
  • Assists with the development and implementation of policies and procedures
  • Communicates necessary information to supervisor or team leader in support of unit, departmental and facility standards and policies

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma / GED (or higher)
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including but not limited to, Microsoft Word
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Healthcare experience and medical terminology

Soft Skills:

  • Ability to engage and effectively communicate with individuals and groups of adults at all levels within the organization
  • Ability to build rapport quickly, develop trust, sustain working relationships, and represent CRH positively in internal and external meetings
  • Strong time-management and organizational skills 
  • Effective communication skills and interpersonal skills 
  • Basic keyboarding skills

Physical and Work Environment:

  • General office environment with significant computer time, extensive sitting
  • Occasional standing, walking and bending
  • Ability to perform the following:  kneeling, stooping, crouching, reaching, grasping, pushing, pulling and repetitive motion.
  • Occasionally push, pull and lift objects/equipment weighing up to 35 pounds

UnitedHealth Group requires all new hires and employees to report their COVID-19 vaccination status.

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Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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