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Patient Services Specialist

Kalihi Palama Health Center Honolulu, HI
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Primary Purpose:

The Patient Services Specialist is responsible for obtaining complete, accurate patient information and required documents when doing patient scheduling, registration and collections per KPHC policies and procedures. All patient information must be entered into Centricity and required documents scanned. Monitor front office activities and use effective communication with all departments to ensure a positive patient experience.

The person in this position is a member of the Patient Centered Health Care Home team where each team member plays an integral role in providing patient-centered health care.

Essential Duties:

Quality Assurance:

Demonstrate accuracy with registration and collections consistently

Promote and improve team customer service; greet all patients, smooth patient flow

Phone calls answered or retrieved and responded to with minimal wait/hold times

Give performance feedback to supervisor and team members

Customer Service:

Acknowledges and greets all internal and external customers in a prompt, courteous, helpful manner using effective interpersonal communication skill

Answers general questions and refers individuals as necessary to the appropriate person(s) or department (ie. Eligibility staff, Triage nurse)

Patient Registration:

Ensures new patient registration forms are complete, accurate and scanned

Arrive patient immediately and complete registration when sign in form returned

Updates patient information (ie. address, telephone number, insurance verification via internet or phone call to insurance company, income verification, obtain referral from PCP if KPHC not PCP) consistently for every patient visit. Type any missing information into Patient alert notes box.

Create chart for new obstetric patients

Scans signed and dated required documents to import into registration attachment box (ie. insurance cards, legal guardianship document, income verification form(s))

Provides individual with a copy of KPHC

Appointment Scheduling:

Schedules and/or update status of appointments to confirmed

Ask patient to bring insurance card(s) or required documents if they want to see if they qualify for Medicaid and/or Sliding Fee Discount Program

Remind patients to bring all their medications

Notate whether patient had any ER, Hospital or Other provider visits (when, where, bring copy of records)

Advise patient to bring any forms they need to be filled out and explain that forms may not be filled on same day of appointment

Link interpreter as necessary

Knowledgeable of provider's scheduling protocols. Discuss questionable appointment with nursing staff or provider if outside of schedule protocol.

Telephone System:

Answers phone calls with appropriate salutation and identification of person answering phone in a prompt, courteous manner

Positive Transfer of calls being directed to appropriate staff or department

Pre-register new patients, verify all required information

Retrieve and respond to phone messages

Other Responsibilities:

Maintains patient confidentiality and privacy at all times

Promotes patients' rights and is knowledgeable of the patient complaint process

Knowledgeable of Patient Registration folder contents. Maintains folder to ensure contents are the most current information

Complete deposit slips daily and drop envelope with deposit into safe daily

Verify insurance 2 days prior to patients scheduled appointments

Regular and reliable on-site attendance is required.

Other Duties:

Perform other related duties as assigned

Observe safety and security procedures; determine appropriate actions beyond guidelines; report potentially unsafe conditions; use equipment and materials properly

Covers for other staff as necessary

Minimum Qualification Requirements:


2 years of experience as a receptionist or customer service representative in a hospitality, office, or healthcare setting

Possess exceptional customer service skills

Ability to interact with people from multiple backgrounds with respect and understanding

Knowledge of MS office including Excel and Word

Knowledge of Electronic Medical Records preferred

Ability to multitask, prioritize and use problem solving skills

Familiarity with medical terminology preferred

Must have reliable on-site attendance


High School Diploma/GED required

Associates Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience (ie. Medical assistant) preferred.

Kalihi-Palama Health Center is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, and values the ways in which we are different. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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Kalihi Palama Health Center


Honolulu, HI
96817 USA