***6 Month Temporary Assignment***
The function of the PAS Specialist position within the Center for Women's Health is to bridge the gap between check in and check out of our patients. In addition to that function, a bigger part of the PAS Specialist role is to answer the phones coming into the Center and schedule appointments, direct patients to where they need to go, and answer any questions pertinent to the scheduling of appointments. This position is the first person the patient talks with when calling, and needs to possess excellent customer service skills. This is reflected through prompt and professional communication skills, face-to-face customer contact, and problem solving skills.
Customer Service - Provide high quality customer service to both external customers (patients, referring providers, insurance carriers) and internal customers (OHSU health care providers, staff) that meets or exceeds the service standards of the health care industry. This duty includes prompt and professional communication efforts, face-to-face customer contact skills, crisis management, standard complaint processing, flexible coverage of internal and external service needs, and the continuous application of process improvement methods and skills. Document accurately telephone calls from patients regarding requests for medication refills, complaints, general information inquiries, and urgent health care concerns.
Schedule patient appointments – The PAS also work in the Call Center within the CWH. In the Call Center, the PAS answers the incoming phone calls. They are scheduling appointments, sending in-basket and Telephone encounters to Nurse and Providers via the Epic system. They also will arrange patient transportation through OHSU's VIP transportation systems when necessary and accommodate other special needs whenever possible (Language interpreters, Hearing impaired Interpreters, etc.). The PAS are also involved in obtaining prior medical records and images if appropriate. If needed, they follow-up and track requests for outside records.
Check patients in - When the patient arrives for their appointment, the PAS greets the patients and confirm that an appointment has been kept. They will inspect insurance cards and/or authorization notices. Identify and collect deductible payments, co-payments, and deposits on services; provide receipts and complete necessary accounting procedures. Explain and satisfy any necessary patient signature requirements .verifies the demographics, Insurance, and appointment time. The PAS will also have the patient sign needed paperwork, and check the patient into the Epic Cadence system. The PAS may need to talk with the patient about Research Studies happening in the CWH, among other general information the patient may need. The PAS is also communicating with the Clinical Staff so they can communicate if Providers are running late, or need something additional from the patient.