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Job Req ID:  89802

Patient Service Coordinator

The Patient Service Coordinator will offer friendly, courteous, and confidential assistance to every patient to ensure that the patient has a positive experience while at Johns Hopkins. Coordinate the day-to-day clinical operations for a group of health care professionals. Troubleshoot and resolve problems as they arise; collaborate with others to resolve patient problems or refer patients to appropriate resources. Serve as liaison for the group with the billing office and division management. Maintain accurate information on each patient to facilitate the patient encounter. Use automated systems to expedite patient scheduling, pre-registration, and check-in. Work with others in a team environment.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities:


Scheduling and Templating:  Schedule patients for medical examinations, consultations and procedures. Relay information to patients regarding preparation for these appointments. Coordinate visits either within the department or between several departments. Telephone and interview patients and/or family members to obtain accurate pre-registration information and to confirm appointments. Print and mail directions, maps, fee schedules, and department specific information to patients. Ensure efficient utilization of the templates.


Registration:  Verify and enter pre-registration and insurance information into the computer system and prepare daily printed schedules for designated areas. Obtain and/or verify patient's demographic data by phone or in person. Confirm appointments by telephone and/or mail. Fill appointment vacancies due to cancellations. Obtain pre-certifications as required by patients' health care insurers or managed care providers, and ensure that this is done for all patient encounters as required. Register patients for clinical appointments using computerized database. Assist patients or family members with the completion of medical insurance forms. Inform patients of costs of care being provided, and guide them to appropriate resources for further information, guidance, or assistance.


Phone:  Answer phones and provide routine information to callers. Call patients to remind them of scheduled visits or follow up on missed appointments.


Billing:  Participate in the billing process by collecting time of service payments (co-pays or balances), or entering charges into electronic billing systems. Assist with basic insurance and third party queries and explain payment policies. Reconcile automated records and collected monies at the end of the day and makes deposits in an accurate and timely way.


Clinic Flow and Leadership:  Collaborate with the clinic manager/supervisor to ensure scheduling conflicts are resolved, monitor room utilization, and maintain clinic patient flow. Intervene, as necessary, on issues relating to patient complaints, health care providers' concerns, and operational issues, and take measures to correct situation or ensures appropriate personnel are involved. Ensure that administrative and office equipment is maintained in adequate working order and schedule maintenance. Serve in a leadership capacity with the registration and scheduling staff, setting an example in professionalism, attention to detail and customer service. Partner with the clinic manager on issues related to front office staff management.


Perform miscellaneous related duties.


Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

High School Diploma or GED,

  • One (1) year of work experience in customer service required.
  • Two (2) years of related work experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of medical insurance coverage preferred.
  • Medical terminology and basic computer skills preferred.


Preferred Qualifications:

Two years college or equivalent work experience.

  • Understanding of changing reimbursement policies and third party reimbursement.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Windows, MS Word software, and basic computer skills.
  • Knowledge of medical insurance coverage. Medical terminology.


Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent typing and accuracy skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Independent worker who is flexible, motivated and able to handle multiple tasks; self-starter.


Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications:

Certification in appropriate skill groups must be obtained during the introductory period (EPIC/EPR).



Classified Title: Patient Service Coordinator 
Working Title: Patient Service Coordinator   
Role/Level/Range: ATO 40/E/02/OD 
Starting Hourly Pay Rate Range:  $15.41-$21.21 (commesurate based on experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M - F, 8:30am - 5:00pm 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt 
Location: 01-DC:District of Columbia 
Department name: 60008453-Dermatology Sibley 
Personnel area: School of Medicine


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


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