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Job Req ID:  107508

Patient Service Coordinator

We are seeking a Patient Service Coordinators who will be responsible for answering all inbound phone calls to Wilmer's Surgical Scheduling unit during working hours, providing administrative (non-clinical) guidance and assistance to patients, care partners, and consulting physicians with aim for first-call resolution, and triaging calls and messages to the appropriate contacts for accurate and very timely follow-up. This will include communicating pre-surgery instructions and paperwork, confirming patient arrival times for surgery, forwarding messages and special requests to clinicians, directing calls to appropriate staff backlines for direct resolution, assisting with EHR data entry and appointment-making on behalf of patients, and reviewing the surgical schedule and reserving slots per patient preferences. This will be a remote position, but with expectation for some onsite training and work as assigned.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Greets each caller in a kind and professional manner.
  • Works collaboratively with others in promptly answering all inbound phone calls through Avaya desktop application, reviewing and responding messages (voicemails, Epic electronic health record in basket messages, and e-mails) within one business day, and sending internal and patient/care partner messages as needed toward patient surgical preparation.
  • Completes intake on behalf of the surgical scheduling team, as directed including verification and entering of insurance information, patient demographic and contact information, and patient surgical preferences into Epic and related systems.
  • Confirms that all necessary pre-surgery forms are up to date, sent to patients/care partners, and signed where required.
  • Provides cross-coverage to other team members as daily business needs dictate.
  • Facilitates smooth transfer of phone calls within and beyond the Wilmer Institute, in collaboration with clinicians, trainees, fellow support staff, and managers/supervisors.
  • Maintains familiarity with Wilmer surgical scheduling policies and procedures, pre-surgery requirements, and insurance issues, and helps educate patients/care partners to ensure successful pre-preparation.
  • When applicable, collects advance payments and paperwork for non-covered services, and reviews upcoming surgeries to reconcile pre-collection needs.
  • Guides patients and families to appropriate resources (financial counselors, international office, social workers, surgical schedulers, Wilmer physicians and clinic staff).
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or graduation equivalent.
  • One year work experience in a similar service-oriented industry required.
  • Certification in appropriate skill groups must be obtained during introductory period.
  • Meditech certification must be completed within 2 to 3 weeks of employment.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior experience with phone-based customer service, including call center roles, strongly preferred.
  • Two years or more experience in related eye care and / or other Johns Hopkins employment setting preferred.
  • Knowledge of medical insurance, basic medical terminology, and surgical scheduling workflows would be ideal.

Classified Title: Patient Service Coordinator  
Role/Level/Range: ATO 40/E/02/OD  
Starting Hourly Pay Rate Range: $15.70-$21.65-$27.55 HRLY (Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Mon - Fri; 8:30 - 5:00 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt 
Location: Remote 

Department name: SOM Oph Operations  
Personnel area: School of Medicine 


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Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:

JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

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