CO Sr Medical Office Coordinator

Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Sep 21, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
General Summary/Purpose:

Coordinates the day-to-day activities of multiple palliative care practices to ensure a smoothly functioning office and good patient relations. Resolves patient problems, third party issues, or refers patients to appropriate resources. Serves as resource in team environment. Adapts to changes in technology and software to ensure efficient office practice. May serve in lead capacity to orient, train, and direct new medical office coordinators or other office staff.

*This position is part of the JHU School of Medicine Clinical Operations.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates activities and needs of multiple outpatient clinics within the Section of Palliative Medicine.
  • Serves as liaison for practice to department administration, clinical management, and hospital services.
  • Assists patients, patients' families, referring physicians, and third party carriers to resolve patient related issues.
  • Collaborates with Patient Access to implement scheduling protocol for clinics and facilitate making adjustments as necessary.
  • Triages patient calls, messages, and medical issues.
  • Answers patient medical questions where appropriate and determines if physician/nurse response is required.
  • Schedules patients for laboratory tests, medical examinations, and procedures.
  • Resolves any schedule conflicts.
  • Uses automated records systems to access, enter, and edit patient information.
  • Relays information to patients regarding preparation for laboratory tests, examinations, and procedures.
  • Assures all patient correspondence (consent, orders, history, and physical, etc.) is transmitted to correct areas in a timely manner to streamline patient processing.
  • Utilizes knowledge of physician(s)' practice and requirements of third party payors to provide appropriate documentation to assure authorization/certification for medical services.
  • 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).
  • Maintains familiarity with various types of medical insurance to explain these plans.
  • Assists physicians in notification and completion of forms, paperwork, and letters needed for patients or their insurance.
  • Informs patients of costs of care being provided, and guides them to appropriate resources for further information, guidance, or assistance.
  • Obtains pre-certifications as required by patients' health care insurers or managed care providers.
  • Assists patients or family members with completion of medical insurance forms.
  • Arranges or assists in arranging patient transportation.
  • Collaborates with office and clinic staff at each clinic location to coordinate appointments and resolve urgent issues.
  • Operates personal computer to access e-mail, electronic calendars, and other basic office support software.
  • Ordering supplies for clinical area in SAP (online shopping) as well as other accounts payable duties for clinical area (paying invoices with online payment, travel reimbursements, expense reimbursements).
  • Responsible for other administrative office duties as assigned.

Scope of Responsibility:

  • Knows the formal and informal departmental goals, standards, policies and procedures which may include some familiarity of other departments within the school/division.
  • Is sensitive to the interrelationship of both people and functions within the department.

Decision Making:

  • On a regular and continuous basis, exercises administrative judgment and assumes responsibility for decisions, consequences, and results having an impact on people, costs, and/or quality of service within the functional area.

Communication:

  • Exchanges non-routine information using tact and persuasion as appropriate requiring good oral and written communication skills.
Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Three (3) years progressively responsible medical office experience required.
  • Medical Terminology required.
  • Intermediate and proofreading skills required.
  • Additional education may substitute for up to one year of experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

JHU Equivalency Formula:30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) may substitute for one year of experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in the Johns Hopkins system strongly preferred.
  • Two years college.
  • Knowledge of insurance coverage preferred.

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Operates personal computer to access email, computerized scheduling and documentation databases, and other basic office support software including Microsoft Office applications.
  • Successfully completes all training courses required for access to Epic and other software systems.
  • Complete all required HIPAA courses and other specified online training courses.
  • Ability to interact successfully with the public.
  • Ability to perform effectively despite sudden deadlines and changing priorities.
  • Ability to maintain personal composure in high stress situations.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills are required to service a diverse customer base.
  • Ability to demonstrate and convey a favorable image of the organization and to conform to proper standards of professional dress, attitude and demeanor.
  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of interpersonal skills required to interact with patients, patients’ families/visitors and clinical staff.
  • Ability to perform with a high degree of accuracy and with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Demonstrate a strong ability to use initiative and judgment and to identify, analyze and solve problems.
  • Ability to demonstrate self-direction and initiation.
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team.

Classified title: CO Sr. Medical Office Coordinator

Working title: Sr. Medical Office Coordinator

Role/Level/Range: ATO 40/E/02/OE

Starting Salary Range: $17.42 – $23.94 (commensurate with experience)

Employee group: Full time

Employee Status: Non-Exempt

Schedule: Monday-Friday - 8:30am-5:00pm 40hrs/Wk

Location: Blalock 371 - 600 N Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD – East Baltimore

Department name:60009651-SOM DOM Palliative Medicine

Personnel area (School): SOM – School of Medicine

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

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office atjhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

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.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

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.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

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