Sched Secretary Otpt DI Svcs

Summary:
The Scheduling Secretary Outpatient Imaging Services reporting to the Manager Diagnostic Imaging Support Services receives requests primarily through telephone contact for imaging services for outpatient population utilizes an on-line scheduling system to determine availability and schedules appointments. Obtains information from variety of sources to complete on-line record. Prepares and updates electronic records required prior to patient appointment. 

Responsibilities:
Receives requests from physician offices patient and others for diagnostic imaging services. Accesses on-line scheduling system for appropriate modality determines availability to meet needs and schedules appointment. Using approved electronic or manual format prepares and sends appointment confirmation and other related questionnaires or documents that may need to be completed and submitted at time of appointment.
Obtains information necessary to establish or update electronic patient record including demographic details insurance verification referring physician etc. Obtains physician order verifies completeness and accuracy scans document for inclusion in the patient record. Obtains missing patient data such as treatment lab and/or other imaging results from sources both within and outside the hospital to ensure completeness of electronic patient record prior to patient appointment. Coordinates records preparation and document compilation of other materials or imaging records from prior visits with hospital-based imaging business support staff. Advises appropriate personnel on availability and status of electronic record. 
As necessary contacts insurance representatives to confirm coverage or to obtain pre-authorization for services where required. Ensures record is updated accordingly.
Provides information to physician�s office or patient regarding registration process exam preparation questionnaire completion instructions directions to hospital and the like.
May receive requests for copies of image files; may prepare copies of documents available in electronic record or refer request to hospital-based imaging services file room staff for completion.

Other information:
BASIC KNOWLEDGE:
High school level of knowledge including familiarity with personal computers.
EXPERIENCE:
Three to six months related experience demonstrating effective interpersonal and customer service skills familiarity with computer systems to access and enter data and effective organizational skills.  
Experience with medical terminology and in a medical setting preferably in Diagnostic Imaging. 
Additional one to three months on-the-job experience to become familiar with department policies and procedures scheduling processes electronic records compilation and maintenance etc.
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Normal office environment; may experience some visual fatigue as result of extended periods of work on the computer.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: None

Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status.   Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

 Location: Rhode Island Hospital USA:RI:Providence

 Work Type: Per Diem

 Shift: 1

 Union: IBT

Work Schedule:  Days