Patient Access Technician

Company Name:
MultiCare Health System
Patient Access Technician
MultiCare Entity:Good Samaritan Hospital Location:Puyallup, WA
Job ID #:30375 Employment Type:On-Call/Per-Diem
Job Category:Clerical/Admin Support FTE:0.001
Department:Access Services GSH Experience Required:Per Position Description
Shift:Variable Education Required:Per Position Description
Work Schedule:On call, varies
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Position Description
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Position Summary
The Patient Access Technician (PAT) is responsible for welcoming the patient into the care delivery setting and initiates the documentation required for the patient s clinical care as well as the financial clearance. The PAT is responsible for ensuring accurate patient admission/registration. This position works closely with both the financial team (Patient Financial Services and the payors) and the clinical team (Care Management, Emergency Department, Utilization Review, etc) to ensure the optimum patient experience, accurate registration, maximum cash flow and reimbursements for the system. This position is an intermediate level-position that requires a professional service-oriented individual with strong organizational skills working under limited supervision. The work environment at times can be stressful, pressured, or hostile. This position works on the front line with constant patient interaction in high volume registration areas and the Emergency Departments. Work situations are varied and require an individual with the ability to respond to patients and families with compassion, respect, and understanding. This position requires strong organization skills, prioritization, good judgment, diplomacy, and independent thinking. External contacts include patients, families, community physicians, and outside organizations such as representatives from government agencies and insurance carriers. Independent decision-making is required in daily routine functions. Major decisions are subject to review and approval.
Minimum Requirements
Medical Terminology proficiency by exam
Customer service experience required
National Association of Healthcare Access Management Certification preferred
AND one of the following:
One year admitting, billing, or registration experience in a health care setting
OR
Graduate of a health vocational program such as Medical Assistance, Medical Billing & Insurance, or Medical General
OR
AA Degree and six months of healthcare experience
Education/Licenses/Certifications
Additional Information
MultiCare is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates diversity at all levels of our organization. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

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