Oregon Health & Science University

PAS Specialist - Temporary

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Administrative/Office Support
Position Type
Temporary Full-Time
Job Type
AFSCME union represented
Ambulatory Float Pool
Salary Range
$21.42 - $29.00 per hour
Monday - Friday
8am - 4:30pm
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The purpose of this position is to collect and record accurate and complete required demographic, insurance, and financial information for patients receiving outpatient services. This includes financial screening services, checking insurance eligibility, confirming health insurance coverage, scheduling appointments, and assisting patients in an office or clinic setting. This position is within the Ambulatory Operations and requires flexibility to be willing to work in a variety of clinics and locations with little or no advance notice of assignment. The person in this position must be able to work at multiple locations over the course of the typical work week and possibly the same day, providing own transportation.


This is a temporary 6 month position.

Function/Duties of Position

  • Customer Service: Provide high quality customer service to all internal and external customers. This includes communicating accurately, openly, supportively, in a timely manner, and extending special attention and sensitivity to all patients, visitors, and fellow employees. Assist in maintaining an atmosphere of cooperation within the department, as well as with other departments and allied professionals. Demonstrate respect and cooperation in all staff relationships, and a genuine willingness to prevent or resolve inter-personal conflicts. Must demonstrate superior face to face customer contact skills, remain calm and resourceful during crisis management or other difficult situations, and manage standard complaint processing. Required to learn and maintain skill with available information technology, and remain current with changes to departmental procedures and new information. Provide flexible coverage of internal service needs, including work location and reporting time.
  • Registration Service: Gather and/or verify patient information including demographics, guarantor, emergency contacts, insurance coverage, and financial status. Verify patient eligibility for health care coverage and enter appropriate insurance plan information and codes. Enter all information accurately into OHSU databases. Provide financial screening for low income or non-sponsered patients and refer patients to apply for Oregon or Washington Medicaid or OHSU Financial Assistance when appropriate. Complete reverification, udpates, and/or new patient registration from patient work queues, email, or inbasket as assigned. Required to maintain Registration Department individual performance standards: Production Standard: Individual standard of 60 registrations per day Error Rate Standard: Maintain an accuracy rate of 97% Talk Time Standard: Average time to complete a registration is 4.5 minutes or less. Attendance: Adheres to hospital and departmental policies regarding attendance. Dress Code: Consistently projects a positive and professional image through appearance, behavior, and adherance to the OHSU Hospital and Clinics Dress Code. Customer Service: 2 or fewer validated customer service complaints in any rolling one year period.
  • Telecommunications: Utilize an Automated Call distributor (ACD) to answering incoming registration calls. Staff in and out of ACD and use not ready work as per department guidelines. Remain available to accept incoming calls at all times. Adhere to department schedule for break and lunch periods. Refer general information inquiries and urgent health concerns to the appropriate area. Answer and explain all registration questions asked by patients or other employees. Note that Registration Services participates in customer service evaluations via call monitoring and/or recording.
  • Training and Competency: Successfully complete the required initial training and competency assessment during the probationary period. Complete all required updates and attend staff meetings/inservices as scheduled. Maintain all OHSU and department competencies, and demonstrate continuous application of these skills throughout the period of employment. Demonstrate the ability to participate in and/or implement team decsions. Integrate changes to the EPIC Prelude system, the third party guidelines and changes to internal processes and procedures into individual registration routines to ensure that current processes are being used consistently. Take personal responsibility to work autonomously, perform optimally each day, and ensure all performance standards are met. Accept change as an opportunity for growth, learning and development, adapting to changing procedures and goals in a cooperative and positive manner. Be self directed in assessing strengths and weaknesses and in identifying performance enhancement and career development opportunities.

Required Qualifications

  • Six Months of recent experience in a medical office and/or medical billing setting, including high-volume direct patient contact, scheduling and/or registration, claims processing, and/or managed care authorizations; OR
  • One year of work experience in a high volume direct public contact position.
  • Must have demonstrable record of reliable attendance, exemplary customer contact skills, punctuality, and proven successful performance at most recent past and present employers.
  • Must have good grammar.


Preferred Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalency
  • 10 Key by Touch

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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