Office of Access ManagementWhy Mayo Clinic
We are seeking a local benefit eligible Patient Appointment Services Specialist to work at our NWWI Mayo Clinic - Eau Claire campus. Our ideal applicant will be a team driven candidate with strong communication skills, organizational skills and critical thinking skills. If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your resume and apply.
At Mayo Clinic, we treat patients from all different backgrounds and we believe having a diverse team helps us complete our mission to support the needs of our patients. Our patients and teams are diverse in terms of backgrounds, skills, experiences and perspectives. We are dedicated to being an industry leader in growing a diverse and inclusive workforce that thrives at Mayo. If you would like support our mission, we invite you to consider applying for a Life Changing Career.Position description
The Patient Appointment Services Specialist is responsible for independently creating and scheduling appointments within the electronic medical record for a complex, multispecialty medical practice. This is supported by gathering patient-specific demographic and provider information to accurately assess the nature of the request and determine the appropriate appointment area; properly advising patients regarding the need for co-payments, referral authorizations, and/or pre-service deposits to ensure the patient arrives on time and is prepared for their procedure or visit; and collecting all Guarantor and insurance details needed to help assess patient eligibility. Through this process, the Patient Appointment Services Specialist responds to and interacts with a variety of individuals including patients, customers, referring physicians, Mayo providers, allied health staff and family members. Appropriate interpretation and application of Mayo policies regarding scheduling criteria and medical need are essential. To provide exceptional service, the Patient Appointment Services Specialist is required to navigate multiple systems simultaneously and is expected to be available or talking with patients and healthcare professionals 80 percent of the day, with the ability to service inquiries without consultation. This requires working with several complex scheduling work flows, managing telephone calls, online requests, and/or fax requests. Accuracy and thoroughness in all patient related activities including electronic communication, is critical. This role requires flexibility which may include cross-coverage and travel depending on location. Position may be eligible for and/or required to telework based on location, work unit and business need. For all positions it is required to be on-site for at least 6 months to one year before teleworking could be an option. Hours may vary and additional time or overtime may be required to meet workload requirements.Qualifications
High school diploma/GED and minimum two years' customer service experience in an environment requiring multi-tasking, such as a call center, administrative/physician's office, appointment scheduler or retail/ service industry; OR Associate's Degree.Additional qualifications
Completion of Medical Terminology course preferred. Qualified candidates must be customer-focused, service-oriented, possess strong verbal/written communication skills, and have the ability to trouble shoot, problem solve and balance conflicting demands. Role requires independent decision making and sound judgment capabilities, with a strong attention to detail and follow through. A demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fast-paced team environment, manage difficult and emotional situations, remains calm under stress, display empathy and maintain positive communication is also required. Must have strong keyboarding and computer skills. Demonstrates basic understanding of insurance terminology.Exemption status
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum pay rate is $16.49 per hour.Benefits eligible
Full TimeHours / Pay period
Monday - Friday 6:30 am - 6:00 pm (Variable days, shifts)Weekend schedule
Currently no weekends. Possibility of occasional Saturday and Sunday shifts in the future from 8:00 am -12:00 pm.Site description
Eau Claire, with a metro area of 163,000 is home to the 11,000 students at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. Strong schools, low crime rate, and a reasonable cost of living may be expected. With an abundance of outdoor activities, The city also serves as the retail center for west central Wisconsin and the major metro area of Minneapolis/St. Paul is 90 minutes away. Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire is recognized as a Best Hospital in Northwestern Wisconsin and within the top 10 for Hospitals in Wisconsin (U.S. News & World Report, 2019-2020).Category
Office & Administrative Support, Support ServicesJob posting number
Maggie KramerEqual opportunity employer
As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer Mayo Clinic is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values the diversity of its employees and does not discriminate against any employee or candidate. Women, minorities, veterans, people from the LGBTQ communities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to join our teams. Reasonable accommodations to access job openings or to apply for a job are available.