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Patient Access Manager

Children's National Health System Washington, DC
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

As the nation’s children’s hospital, the mission of Children’s National Medical Center is to excel in Care, Advocacy, Research
and Education.
We accomplish this through:
•Providing a quality health care experience for our patients and families.
•Improving health outcomes for children regionally, nationally, and internationally.
•Leading the creation of innovative solutions to pediatric health challenges.

Under the leadership of the Director of Patient Access will be responsible for successfully managing the organizational
and administrative operations of the 24/7 Patient Access Department. Performs supervisory duties including hiring,
training, evaluating and the day-to-day management of the Patient Access team. (Admissions, Emergency Department,
Laboratory and Radiology Registration and Scheduling, and Financial Counseling). Emphasis is placed on customer
services, patient satisfaction, staff development and fiscal goals. Responsible for assisting in the managing the
financial aspects of the department and the quality assurance activities. Works with medical, nursing and accounting staff to
ensure appropriate patient placement. This position will rotate call, weekend and shift coverage as needed. In
addition, will float between the different locations within Patient Access (SZ Campus, United Medical Center and Off-site
Ancillary locations) as needed.

Minimum Education
Education Level
- Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Work Experience

-5 years

Required Skills/Knowledge
• Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills required.
• Ability to delegate assignments and follow through on details is essential.
• Excellent consumer relations skills required.
• Knowledge of physician, hospital based billing practices preferred.
• Knowledge of hospital scheduling and billing systems.
• Strong analytical problem solving skills and ability to work with information systems.
Required Skills/Knowledge
• Outstanding project management and task prioritization abilities; ability to meet pre-determined deadlines.
• Ability to supervise, counsel, train, and develop staff Advanced technical skills, as appropriate.
• Must possess ability to be effective and efficient in a fast paced environment, managing multiple competing tasks and
• Proficient in Microsoft products.
• Bilingual a plus

Functional Accountabilities:

• Encourage and share new ways of making the right work easier to do
• Recognize and share incremental improvements in operations
• Promote the success of organizational and department initiatives by clearly aligning programs to the mission
Human Resource Management
• Participates in the implementation and evaluation of services, programs, and performance standards to achieve
departmental goals
• Coordinates daily activities of support staff with regard to workload requirements and available resources.
• Provide ongoing feedback with staff to include rounding, meetings and staff huddles
• Monitors appointment and registration quality, call quality reporting problems and recommending solutions to ensure
standards are met.
• Monitors department flow, implementing performance improvement initiatives to ensure physician and staff productivity .
• Monitor time and attendance work quality and behavior and address accordingly
Compliance / Facility Management
• Promotes awareness of and adherence to organizational, state and federal regulatory standards to ensure quality of
patient service delivery
• Participates in the ongoing assessment of Practice Operations policies and procedures to establish continued feasibility
• Responsible for the provision of a safe, secure, clean work and patient care environment including the full functionality of
equipment and interacting with the applicable business contacts/service vendors to ensure the availability of services at
all times
• Monitors space utilization to ensure proper use of space and expansion needs are met.
Budget and Financial Analysis / Planning Revenue Enhancement
• Prepares documentation and projections to support the operating and capital budget planning process.
• Evaluates and recommends purchase of new equipment needed to maximize productivity and quality of care.
• Implements actions to facilitate meeting budget requirements and administers programs within budgetary guidelines.
• Provides monthly reports to leadership identifying outcomes and opportunities for improvement
• Maintains effective working relationships with hospital departments and ROCs and represents CNMC in professional groups
and community outreach activities
• Participates in the planning for new business opportunities and services in support of the CNMC mission.
Charge / Data Entry Processing
• Ensures that daily reconciliation of schedules and charge documents occurs, that charge documents are complete with CPT
and ICD-9 coding, that demographic changes have been made in the system, and that appropriate referrals are attached.
• Works all established charge reports to correct billing errors and identify staff training needs. Maintains/coordinates filing
system of all charge documents
• Ensure timeliness and accuracy of billing. Responds to inquiries and complaints regarding Charging and data entry
• Participates in the establishment and revision of procedures, performance standards and productivity targets for staff
• Set and clearly communicate team goals and priorities in alignment with departmental goals and budgets
• Develop the budget and assign resources to meet the team goals
• Provide the resources and guidance required for employees to perform effectively
• Develop procedures to ensure high safety and quality, and course-correct as needed
• Identify customers’ needs and ensure service excellence in meeting those needs
• Be the link between the department and the team in defining the strategies to meet team goals
• Provide prompt and clear feedback to staff and support their performance
• Ensure team adherence to organizational regulations
• Manage the working environment to promote productivity and motivation
• Represent the team in clearing obstacles to high performance
• Hire staff and develop their capabilities
• Monitor and promote strong employee engagement
• Encourage and share new ways of making the right work easier to do
• Recognize and share incremental improvements in operations
• Promote the success of organizational and department initiatives by clearly aligning programs to the mission

Children's National Health System

Children’s National Health System, based in Washington, DC, has been serving the nation’s children since 1870. Children’s National is Magnet® designated, and was ranked among the top 10 pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report 2015-16. Home to the Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is one of the nation’s top NIH-funded pediatric institutions. With a community-based pediatric network, seven regional outpatient centers, an ambulatory surgery center, two emergency rooms, an acute care hospital, and collaborations throughout the region, Children’s National is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as an advocate for all children. For more information, visit, receive the latest news from the Children’s National press room, or follow us on Facebook at, Twitter at @childrenshealth, Instagram at @childrensnational, YouTube at To see available positions at Children's National, visit


Washington, DC
20010 USA