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Job Req ID:  207

CO Patient Service Coordinator

Salary: $14.81 - $20.38

Status: Full Time, Monday – Friday 40 hrs

School: School of Medicine

Department: Ophthalmology

Location: JH Wilmer Eye at Columbia

Location City: Columbia

Location State: MD


General Description
Position will offer friendly, courteous, and confidential assistance to every patient to ensure that the patient has a positive experience while at Johns Hopkins. Maintains accurate information on each patient to facilitate the patient encounter. Uses automated systems to expedite patient scheduling, pre-registration, check-in, and check-out. Works with others in a team environment.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Screens patient calls and medical issues.
  • Answers patient medical questions where appropriate and determines if physician/nurse response is required. Schedules patients for laboratory tests, medical examinations, procedures, surgeries and admissions.
  • Resolves any schedule conflicts.
  • Uses automated records systems to access, enter, and edit patient information.
  • Coordinates visits either within the department or between several departments.
  • Telephones and interviews patients and/or family members to obtain accurate pre-registration information and to confirm appointments.
  • Prints and mails directions, maps, fee schedules, and department specific information to patients.
  • Verifies and enters pre-registration and insurance information into the computer system and prepares daily printed schedules for designated areas.
  • Obtains and/or verifies patient's demographic data by phone or in person.
  • Confirms appointments by telephone and/or mail. Fills vacancies due to cancellations.
  • Responds to requests for completion of various medical forms for patients such as MVA forms, Disability forms, Worker’s Compensation forms, etc..
  • Demonstrates awareness of limitations of institutional resources, and seeks to maximize physician scheduling within this context.
  • Proactively seeks to schedule/reschedule patients to efficiently utilize resources (e.g., backfill to cover cancellations or add urgent appointments).
  • Registers patients for clinical appointments using computerized database. Assists patients or family members with completion of medical insurance forms.
  • Answers phones and provides routine information to callers.
  • Responds to medical records requests. Scanning medical records documents into the electronic medical records system.
  • Monitors the in-basket in the electronic medical record system.
  • Handles basic in-basket requests and forwards others as necessary to the appropriate resource.
  • Documents appropriately in the system.
  • Collects time of service payments, issues receipts, and prepares cash settlement records as required for cross coverage.
  • Discusses patient charges, if appropriate, with patients and/or patients' families.
  • Refers patient to appropriate office if financial counseling is necessary.
  • Assists with basic insurance and third party queries and explains payment policies.
  • Assists with back office duties as needed to ensure consistent patient flow.
  • Maintains familiarity with various types of medical insurance to explain these plans.
  • Assists physician(s) in monitoring the electronic medical records as assigned in signing of operative notes, discharge summaries, and clinic notes.
  • Prepares and mails notes to referring and other physicians on cc list.
  • Operates personal computer to access e-mail, electronic calendars, and other basic office support software.
  • Maintains appropriate level of office supplies and medical forms; orders additional stock in a timely manner.
  • Provide other duties, as assigned.


High School Diploma or GED required. One year work experience required in a similar service-oriented industry. Knowledge of medical insurance coverage preferred. Certification or competency (passing training exams) in appropriate skill groups must be obtained during introductory period. Excellent communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications
Two years college or equivalent work experience preferred. Two years related ophthalmology/JHH system work experience strongly preferred. Medical terminology, and average computer skills preferred.

JH Wilmer Eye at Columbia

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  • During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

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