Patient Access Representative (Maine Coast Hospital) - Ellsworth, ME - #9805112

UnitedHealth Group


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Bucksport, ME
Contract type: Full time

$3000 Sign-On Bonus for External Candidates

Opportunities at Northern Light Health, in strategic partnership with Optum. Whether you are looking for a role in a clinical setting or supporting those who provide care, we have opportunities for you to make a difference in the lives of those we serve. As a statewide health care system in Maine, we work to personalize and streamline health care for our communities. If the place for you is at a large medical center, a rural community practice or home care, you will find it here. Join our compassionate culture, enjoy meaningful benefits, and discover the meaning behind: Caring. Connecting. Growing together.

As Patient Access Representative, we are often the first point of contact for our patients and their families. As such we value representing an important first impression. Our professionalism, expertise and dedication help ensure that our patients receive the quality of care they need. We are diligent in obtaining complete and accurate insurance and demographic information in a timely manner, this enables us to provide high quality, compassionate health care service to all who need them, regardless of their ability to pay.

This position is full-time. Shifts will be based on the specific department needs and may be comprised of 8 OR 12 hours. Employees are required to work any variable shift schedule during our normal business hours of 6:00 AM - 12:00 MN EST including the flexibility to work a mixture of days, evenings, overnight, occasional overtime, weekends, and rotating holidays for supporting our operations in our outpatient registration team and emergency room based on business need. Additional information will be provided during the interview process. Our office is located at Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital, 50 Union St., Ellsworth, ME, 04605.

We offer up to 4 weeks of paid peer on-the-job training. The hours during training will be aligned with your schedule from Monday - Friday. Training will be conducted on - site.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Greets visitors and patients in person, or communicates by telephone, or upholding excellent customer service.
  • Enters and updates patient demographic and financial information, ensuring the patient is fully registered as early in the process as possible.
  • Obtains appropriate applications and forms, confirming signatures are on file. Photocopies / scans documents as needed.
  • Provides patients with financial responsibility information and collects patient liabilities, documents amounts in the appropriate fields, and balances the cash box daily.
  • Works with partnering departments (Financial Counseling, Scheduling, Financial Clearance, and clinical areas) to ensure all aspects of the patient’s encounter are completed as needed.
  • Provides wayfinding instructions and assists with hospital information as requested.
  • Coordinates patient admission needs, bed assignments, and tracking boards where applicable.
  • Meets or exceeds audit accuracy standards. Works worklists and error reports timely, and proactively seeks assistance to resolve as needed.
  • Maintains a safe environment complying with NLH policies and procedures; reports and directly addresses environmental hazards and violations of patient safety policy and / or protocol when involved or observed.
  • May perform other duties upon request.

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma / GED OR equivalent work experience
  • 6+ months of experience in an office setting, customer service setting (over the phone OR face to face), phone support role, OR call center environment
  • Familiarity with using computer and Windows PC applications, which includes the ability to learn new and complex computer system applications
  • Ability to work any full - time, 8 OR 12-hour, variable shift schedule during our normal business hours of 6:00 AM - 12:00 MN EST including the flexibility to work a mixture of days, evenings, overnight, occasional overtime, weekends, and rotating holidays for supporting our operations in our outpatient registration team and emergency room based on business need. Additional information will be provided during the interview process.
  • Must be 18 years of age OR older
  • Full Flu vaccination are an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate Flu booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1+ years of Registration experience in a hospital OR medical setting
  • Understanding of medical terminology
  • Working knowledge of insurance policies and procedures and patient care settings

**PLEASE NOTE** The sign on bonus is only available to external candidates. Candidates who are currently working for a UnitedHealth Group, UnitedHealthcare or related entity in a full time, part time, or per diem basis ("Internal Candidates") are not eligible to receive a sign on bonus.

At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone–of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location, and income–deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups, and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes — an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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