Outpatient Svcs. Specialist (PRN28521B)

  • University of Utah
  • Salt Lake City
Full time Health Care

Job Description

  This position will be located at the Wakara Dental Clinic in Salt Lake City. The Outpatient Services Specialist provides exceptional care for our patients and guests by offering them professional service and creating a memorable patient experience. The incumbent accurately and professionally handles all front desk operations including, but not limited to all phases of the patient registration, scheduling, and payment collection processes. The core responsibilities of this role maximize efficiency through facilitating and ensuring the accuracy of the information flow between patients, dental staff, and other various departments.
  Forms positive and productive relationships with staff, providers and faculty to support the mission, vision, values, and PROMISE standards of the organization. Fosters a supportive, anti-racist, equitable, and inclusive environment for our patients, providers, faculty, staff, and the communities we serve.  

University of Utah Job ID# PRN28521B 01478 - SOD - EDUCATION

COMPENSATION:             15.00 to 20.00

WORK SCHEDULE:           Full Time; Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm. Hours may vary slightly.

Essential Functions
1. Schedules patient appointments and contacts patients for rescheduling, missed appointments and appointment reminders.
2. Assists patients with automated medical record access, as needed.
3. Corresponds with providers and staff via email, phone, and electronic medical records.
4. Greets and directs patients. Anticipates the needs of the patients and guests, then responds in an accurate and timely manner.
5. Completes patient check-in and check-out processes by reviewing accounts and other compliance-related documents for completeness and accuracy. Obtains and documents missing information required for registration.
6. Collects all necessary co-pays, deductibles, and co-insurance, as needed.
7. Reconciles cash against daily charge and cash reports.
8. Maintains accurate and orderly patient medical records ensuring all paperwork is scanned into Epic.
9. Verifies charges are entered into Epic.
10. Maintains and utilizes work-lists, including reminder calls, waitlists, referrals, and insurance verification.
11. Communicates with patients in a confidential, professional manner using empathy, tact, and diplomacy.
12. Acts as a liaison between patients, guests, back office staff, students, and providers.
13. Verifies patient benefits and eligibility, when needed.
14. Maintains accurate registration by completing assigned work queues.
15. Responds to questions regarding account status and concerns. Resolves billing or charge disputes or forwards problem accounts to the appropriate individual for resolution.
16. Performs other administrative duties, as required.
17. Assists in the orientation, education, and training of dental students, residents, and staff on clinical procedures and protocols.
18. Adheres to standards set by OSHA, HIPAA, FERPA, CODA, and other standards.
19. Participates and contributes in committees and discussions regarding clinic operations, protocols, and/or quality assurance.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:
• Demonstrated potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above.
• Ability to maintain a professional demeanor in stressful or difficult situations.
• Ability to provide care appropriate to the patient demographic served.
• Ability to display active listening and verbalize empathy while developing relationships with patients, guests and coworkers.
• Ability to assess data regarding the patient’s status and provide care, as detailed in the department’s policies and procedures manual.
• Demonstrated excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational and follow-through skills.
• Ability to be highly motivated and pay attention to detail with a passion to provide excellent customer service in a fast paced and evolving environment.
• Ability to work efficiently and independently.
• Demonstrated computer skills and an ability and willingness to learn new applications and software, procedures and processes.
• Ability to assimilate data from various sources.
• Demonstrated knowledge of HIPAA regulations to ensure that patient information is guarded and respected.
• Ability to navigate a facility with multiple providers and services.

• One year of office experience, customer service experience, or the equivalency. 
• Current, valid Utah driver’s license at time of hire may be required in some areas. 
This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations. 
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description. 
Disclaimer This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

  • Experience with CDT codes may be preferred.
  • One year experience in patient registration, admitting or related work may be preferred
  • Dental office experience preferred
  • Epic experience preferred
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred

TO APPLY, VISIT:               https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/126199

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), for further information or to request an accommodation. The University of Utah is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.