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SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR - Union General Hospital - Full Time

Company: Union General Hospital
Location: Blairsville
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Switchboard Operator Job Description Position Summary The Switchboard operator is responsible for resolving self-pay accounts while maintaining strong relations with patients and guarantors. Under the direct supervision of the Business Office Manager this individual utilizes their switchboard knowledge and excellent customer service skills to effectively help in directing patients to the appropriate resources and providing any information, thereby promoting patient satisfaction for our organization. Principal Duties and Responsibilities Handles and manages communication (telephone, email, interpersonal) with patients for the entire organization by directing their phones calls accordingly. Takes patient payments; balance payments at the end of every shift. Provides exceptional customer service that aims to improve patient and/or guarantor relations and contribute to a positive work environment. Negotiates full payment from patients and helps them set up a payment arrangements per our policies. Reviews and provides patients with total balances owed. Manages and maintains appropriate phone number for agencies, extensions, and any other numbers necessary. Updates patient demographics when necessary; directs patients to the appropriate resources. Other job duties as assigned. The above statements reflect the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified and should not be considered a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent to the position. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Proven working knowledge of the following: Revenue cycle workflow IT and/or EHR software systems Medical terminology Hospital and professional billing processes Accounts receivable Exceptional customer service and interpersonal communication skills Proficiency in examining documents for accuracy and completeness Exceptional organizational skills Ability to work both independently and within a team Ability to multitask and manage time effectively Excellent communication skills

Keywords: Union General Hospital, Roswell , SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR - Union General Hospital - Full Time, Healthcare , Blairsville, Georgia

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