Job Description

Location: Nashoba Valley Medical Center
Posted Date: 3/24/2022

At Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized behavioral health care with dignity, compassion and respect. Our continued focus on the patient experience informs our caregivers in how to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient and family preferences, needs and values.

We dedicate ourselves in the communities we serve to delivering affordable health care to all and being responsible partners. No matter what your role, as a member of the Steward family, you are a specialist in the making every patient and family feel right at home, every co-worker a key to our success, and every referring practice, a team of prized colleagues.

In support of this, we commit ourselves to the following values:

Compassion

Accountability

Respect

Excellence

Stewardship

If you are seeking a fast-paced, challenging position in an organization committed to achieving and maintaining a standard of excellence in all we do, our organization may be a good fit for you.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Arranges for the efficient and orderly admission of inpatients and admission of individuals who have hospital-based outpatient testing or procedures. Ensures that the patient information is collected and that patients are aware of hospital policies and procedures. Interviews incoming patient or representatives and enters information required for admission into computer database. Distributes appropriate information to ancillary departments. Participates in performance improvement and CQI activities.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for accepting reservations for hospital services.
  • Responsible for accepting reservations from a physician’s office and pre-admitting these patients.
  • Responsible for preregistering patients for scheduled admissions and outpatient procedures, obtaining authorization and verifying insurance eligibility.
  • Responsible for interviewing patients or their representative, where admission is unscheduled, for obtaining personal information or verifying information already on file, including emergency numbers and insurance information.
  • Responsible for obtaining signatures on Conditions of Admission and initiating the advance directive process. Communicates to Nursing when no advance directive is available.
  • Provides information to the patient/representative about billing, complaint process, patient rights and visiting hours. Distributes hospital specific literature.
  • Responsible for ensuring that a patient’s valuables are taken home by a family member or secured in the safe.
  • Communicates appropriately and clearly to supervisor, nurse managers, coworkers, and physicians.
  • Consults other departments as appropriate to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient’s needs.
  • Responsible, when previous arrangements have been made or a co-payment is required, to collect such payments, record payment and forward to the Business Office personnel.
  • Responsible for knowing hospital policies and being familiar with hospital services that are available.
  • Refers patient to the Business Office when financial arrangements need to be made.
  • Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function well in stressful situations.
  • Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity; ensures confidentiality of patients’ records.
  • Interacts professionally with patient/family and provides explanations and verbal reassurance as necessary.
  • Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.
  • Ensures that documentation meets current standards and policies.
  • Answers the telephone in a polite manner and communicates information to the appropriate personnel/family member.
  • Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.
  • Checks and stocks supplies as needed.

Professional Requirements:

  • Adheres to dress code, appearance is neat and clean.
  • Completes annual education requirements.
  • Maintains regulatory requirements.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality at all times.
  • Reports to work on time and as scheduled, completes work within designated time.
  • Wears identification while on duty, uses computerized punch time system correctly.
  • Completes in-services and returns in a timely fashion.
  • Attends annual review and department in-services, as scheduled.
  • Attends at least _____ staff meetings annually, reads and returns all monthly staff meeting minutes.
  • Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
  • Actively participates in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities.
  • Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical business practices.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or requested.
  • Communicates the mission, ethics and goals of the facility, as well as the focus statement of the department.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

  • Knowledge of medical terminology preferred.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Ability to type 40 wpm.
  • Ability to read and communicate effectively in English.
  • Additional languages preferred.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LICENSURE/TECHNICAL/OTHER:

  1. Education:
  • High School graduate or equivalent.

Physical Requirements: Must be able to perform the following: prolonged standing and walking; lifting of supplies up to ­­­ 20 pounds; pushing/pulling; grasping; reaching; squatting; kneeling; repetitive procedures.


Additional Information

Steward Health Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Steward Health Care does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or any other non-job-related characteristics.

Please note, Nashoba Valley Medical Center is taking additional, necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in a safe, carefully managed environment - with confidence and without fear. Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [five-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence and convenience: Expanded hours will allow previously canceled procedures to be scheduled as quickly as possible. Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families. Emergency Departments are reorganized to be a safe place to treat all emergency patients. A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout the hospital. A strictly controlled visitor and masking policy is required for patient safety. You can rest assured that we have made the necessary preparations to provide care in a safe, controlled and professional way.

This position is subject to the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for Steward Health Care Workforce. Employees in this position will be required to provide adequate proof of vaccination for COVID-19 by an FDA-approved vaccine prior to starting work. Steward will consider requests for exemptions from this vaccine requirement on the basis of medical condition or sincerely held religious belief in accordance with applicable Federal laws.

Application Instructions

Please click on the link below to apply for this position. A new window will open and direct you to apply at our corporate careers page. We look forward to hearing from you!

Apply Online