Job Description


Location: St. Dominic Hospital
Department: CANCER CENTER - 7500
Employment Type: PRN
Shift: Day
Other Shift Details:
Job Code: 8153

High school diploma or equivalent. 

Hospital business office experience, knowledge of insurance benefits, and skill in interpreting policies. Ability to use cash register; verbal and written communication skills.

Reviews all pre-admissions, inpatient and outpatient surgery admissions to ensure that complete and accurate financial information and documentation is available. Reports to the Supervisor.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objective, quality assurance programs, safety, environmental and infection control standards.

  • Verifies all insurance benefits assigned to the hospital to determine if insurance coverage meets standards of admission as stated in hospital policy.

  • Reviews hospital admissions to ensure accurate financial and biographical data and documentation have been obtained and properly entered into the hospital records.

  • Works with utilization review to coordinate PPO, Medicaid and Medicare information.

  • Notifies collectors concerning admissions that do not meet the hospital financial policy criteria.

  • Compiles and distributes information regarding patients personal, insurance and financial status. Provides appropriate forms to billing and other departments.

  • Backs up cashiers when needed, helps in payment coding, discharges and writing cash receipts.

  • Maintains department records, reports and files as required.

  • Answers all inquiries regarding patient accounts, respecting patient confidentiality and legal limits on releasing information.

  • Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs.

 

Functional Demands:

  • Prolonged periods of standing, walking, or sitting while on duty.

  • Lifting, pushing, and pulling up to 10-15 pounds with or without assistance.

  • Visual and auditory acuity and manual dexterity essential to performing designated duties required.

  • Ability to perform effectively in a stressful and fast paced environment.

  • Ability to pass all required health and other screening tests.

  • Physical conditions are clean, neat and well lit.

  • Maybe subjected to unpleasant sights and odors, stressful situations and hazardous or infectious agents where judgment as to precautions need to be taken is essential.

  • Climate control an ambient temperature variances may be experienced.

  • Exposure to limited amounts of hazardous chemicals or substances and infectious disease processes are a possibility.

  • Hours of duty may be irregular or unexpectedly extended due to emergency circumstances.

  • Direct contact with blood or other body fluids to which universal precautions apply.

  • Personal protective equipment is made available and must be worn.

 

Organizational Expectations:

  • Provides a positive and professional representation of the organization.

  • Promotes culture of safety for patients and employees through proper identification, reporting, documentation, and prevention.

  • Maintains hospital standards for a clean and quiet patient environment to maintain a positive patient care experience.

  • Maintains competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, trends, and developments in related scope of job role or practice.

  • Adheres to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations.

  • Participates in ongoing quality improvement activities.

  • Maintains compliance with organization’s policies, as well as established practices, protocols, and procedures of the position, department, and applicable professional standards.

  • Complies with organizational and regulatory policies for handling confidential patient information.

  • Demonstrates excellent customer service through his/her attitude and actions, consistent with the standards contained in the Vision, Mission, and Values of the organization.

  • Adheres to professional standards, hospital policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements, and TJC standards and/or standards from other accrediting bodies.

 

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