Practice Support/Front Desk Specialist - Primary Care - Anchorage - job 1198066

Pacific Medical Centers

Date: 09/12/2021

City: Anchorage, Alaska

Employment type: Full-time

Providence is calling a Practice Support/Front Desk Specialist (Primary Care, Days, 1.0 FTE) to Providence Physician Services Organization in Anchorage, Alaska. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position you will:

  • Greet patients/families, register, verify and update necessary information (including prepaid eligibility) on the system. Ensure scheduled visits for patients are with appropriate authorizations. Assist the patient with the completion of routine forms. Report problems and irregularities.

  • Ensure that the patient's next appointment is scheduled (if appropriate) and referrals are coordinated (if appropriate) prior to patient leaving the office.

  • Answer telephone and disburses callers in a friendly, prompt and accurate manner. Provide accurate information or takes messages when appropriate. Retrieve and disburse messages from answering service/machine and facsimile machine.

  • Schedule, cancel, reschedule and confirm office visits according to office scheduling procedure. Track and recall patients when appropriate for chronic care follow-up and preventive care visits.

  • Prepare for the next day's activities. This includes printing the physicians' schedules (alphabetically and chronologically), pulling the medical records and printing encounter forms and demographic sheets.

  • Ensure maintenance of medical records. This includes the timely and accurate retrieval and storing of patient records; submitting the medical record to physician for review (i.e. lab results, signature, telephone messages and referrals); filing of dictation, lab work results and physician referral reports; and responding to medical records requests, insuring patient confidentiality at all times.

  • Maintain and update current information on physician's schedule. Assist physician in keeping to the schedule in order to minimize patient wait times.

  • At staff request, schedules patient testing, procedures, referrals/consultations and admissions with hospitals, specialist and allied health agencies. Types and copies documents/forms as required.

  • Work with attorneys, court, and out of town clinics for staff scheduling.

  • Maintain work area in a clean, neat and orderly manner.

  • Assist with billing, ordering, maintaining supplies, and reporting.

  • Implement care/services that recognize age/diversity specific needs/issues of customers served.

  • Complete initial and annual Competency Plan for assigned job and department.

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Using a computer, printer, telephone, fax machine, calculator and photocopier

Preferred qualification for this position include:

  • 1 year experience in a medical office setting

About the ministry you will serve.

Providence Medical Group is a group of primary care, specialty care and hospital-based medical providers who serve Alaska in many locations. Our providers and staff strive to create a distinctive health care experience for each patient – one focused on trust, respect, communication and teamwork.

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