Associate Patient Service Specialist, PRN (As Needed) - Plastics and CosmeticSurgery

Associate Patient Service Specialist, PRN (As Needed) - Plastics and CosmeticSurgery

Vanderbilt University Medical Center | Nashville, TN, 37230, US
Salary Range:$27,000 – $31,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

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Associate Patient Service Specialist, PRN (As Needed) - Plastics and Cosmetic Surgery - 2216671

**Job** : Accounting and Finance

**Primary Location** : TN-Nashville-The Vanderbilt Clinic (TVC)

**Organization** : Plastics & Cosmetic Surg Admin 303721

**Shift:** : Variable


**Associate Patient Service Specialist, PRN (As Needed) - Plastics and Cosmetic Surgery**

**Requisition 2216671**

**Your Role:**

Provides service to patient either pre-appointment, during or post appointment with regular guidance. Responsibilities may include inbound/outbound telephone calls, cash management, appointment scheduling, process of insurance updates and patient check in/out.

**Department Summary:**

Welcome to Vanderbilt's Department of Plastic Surgery, which is one of eight departments of the Section of Surgical Sciences. Plastic surgery was originally one of several specialties under the original Vanderbilt Department of Surgery in 1925. Today our Department is a vital service of Vanderbilt University Medical Center. VUMC is nationally recognized as a top 100 hospital and is consistently rated highly by U.S. News and World Report.

Through our highly respected and competitive residency and fellowship programs, our award-winning faculty have guided and trained generations of nationally and internationally renowned plastic surgeons. Additionally, they continue to serve as leaders in surgical advancements and robust research programs. Our surgeons work closely with specialists in Oncology, Burn, Orthopaedics, and the University-s Biomedical Engineering School in developing new devices and innovations.

The Department of Plastic Surgery, and many other attributes, define Vanderbilt University Medical Center as leaders in our Nashville community, in the Southeastern region, and throughout the country.

**Position Shift:**

This clinic is open Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM; however, this is a PRN role.

Discover Vanderbilt University Medical Center:

Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity - of culture, thinking, learning and leading - is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt's mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.

VUMC Recent Accomplishments

Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:

* US News & World Report: #1 Adult Hospital in Tennessee and metropolitan Nashville, named to the Best Hospitals Honor Roll of the top 20 adult hospitals, 10 nationally ranked adult specialty programs, with 3 specialties rated in the top 10 nationally, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt named as one of the Best Children's Hospital in the nation, with 10 out of 10 pediatric specialties nationally ranked.

* Healthcare's Most Wired: Among the nation's 100 "most-wired" hospitals and health systems for its efforts in innovative medical technology.

* Becker's Hospital Review: named as one of the "100 Great Hospitals in America", in the roster of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs and to its list of the 100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs.

* The Leapfrog Group: One of only 10 children's hospitals in the to be named at Leapfrog Top Hospital.

* American Association for the Advancement of Science: The School of Medicine has 112 elected fellows

* Magnet Recognition Program: Received our third consecutive Magnet designations.

* National Academy of Medicine: 22 members, elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding achievement

* Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index: 6th year in a row that Vanderbilt University Medical Center was a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality.


+ Conducts patient check-in and check-out.

+ Schedules appointments through clinical communication or direct request.

+ Provides positive first impressions utilizing customer service skills.

+ Ensures point of service collections.

+ Manages reception area, maintains orderly appearance of reception area; ensures method for accountability of each patient check-in; proactively communicates appointment updates with patients.

+ The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.


_CUSTOMER SERVICE (NOVICE):_ - A continuing focus on the needs and requirements of customers, anticipating their needs, remaining sensitive to customers while performing services for them, responsive to customer needs.

_PATIENT SCHEDULING (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS):_ - The ability to coordinate and schedule patient appointments, surgeries and other office visits with various computer systems in the hospital or clinic.

_MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY & DOCUMENTATION (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS):_ - The ability to comprehend medical terminology and documentation in an office, or surgical setting.

_PATIENT DOCUMENTATION (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS):_ - The ability to receive and record patient information.


+ Organizational Impact: Performs clearly defined tasks and methods described in detail to achieve standardized solutions that impact own performance with regular guidance.

+ Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Follows a well established process to solve routine problems where solutions are clearly prescribed.

+ Breadth of Knowledge: Has basic job knowledge of systems and procedures that are common to own job.

+ Team Interaction: Individually contributes to the team.



+ - Develops Self and Others: Continuously improves own skills by identifying development opportunities.

+ - Builds and Maintains Relationships: Seeks to understand colleagues priorities, working styles and develops relationships across areas.

+ - Communicates Effectively: Openly shares information with others and communicates in a clear and courteous manner.


+ - Serves Others with Compassion: Invests time to understand the problems, needs of others and how to provide excellent service.

+ - Solves Complex Problems: Seeks to understand issues, solves routine problems, and raises proper concerns to supervisors in a timely manner.

+ - Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Listens carefully to understand the issues and provides accurate information and support.


+ - Performs Excellent Work: Checks work quality before delivery and asks relevant questions to meet quality standards Ensures continuous improvement.

+ - Ensures Continuous Improvement: Shows eagerness to learn new knowledge, technologies, tools or systems and displays willingness to go above and beyond.

+ - Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements: Demonstrates basic knowledge of conditions that affect safety and reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate person or department.


+ - Demonstrates Accountability: Takes responsibility for completing assigned activities and thinks beyond standard approaches to provide high-quality work/service.

+ - Stewards Organizational Resources: Displays understanding of how personal actions will impact departmental resources.

+ - Makes Data Driven Decisions: Uses accurate information and good decision making to consistently achieve results on time and without error.


+ - Generates New Ideas: Willingly proposes/accepts ideas or initiatives that will impact day-to-day operations by offering suggestions to enhance them.

+ - Applies Technology: Absorbs new technology quickly; understands when to utilize the appropriate tools and procedures to ensure proper course of action.

+ - Adapts to Change: Embraces change by keeping an open mind to changing plans and incorporates change instructions into own area of work.

Vanderbilt Health recognizes that diversity is essential for excellence and innovation. We are committed to an inclusive environment where everyone has the chance to thrive and to the principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action. EOE/AA/Women/Minority/Vets/Disabled

**Basic Qualifications**

High School Diploma or GED (or equivalent experience) and < 1 year relevant experience.

**Preferred Education, Skills, and Experiences:**

+ Strong customer service experience is critical for this position

+ Telephone etiquette

+ Ability to get the job done and maintain a smooth clinic flow

+ Team player

+ Detail-oriented

+ Medical office / clinic experience highly desired

+ Internal candidates preferred

+ Familiar with EPIC

+ **Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:**

+ Light Work category requiring exertion up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally and uses negligible amounts of force to move objects. **Movement**

+ Occasional: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.

+ Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.

+ Occasional: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another

+ Occasional: Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.

+ Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.

+ Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles

+ Occasional: Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.

+ Occasional: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.

+ Occasional: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.

+ Occasional: Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.

+ Frequent: Sitting: Remaining in seated position

+ Frequent: Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation. **Sensory**

+ Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.

+ Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information

+ Continuous: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.

+ Continuous: Feeling: Ability to perceive size, shape, temperature, texture by touch with fingertips. **Environmental Conditions**

**Req ID:** 2216671

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action.