Coordinates activities of clerical personnel in the organization which encompasses all Wound Care, Hyperbaric and Diabetes Services on and off campus. This includes, but is not limited to training, supervision, and disciplinary authority of all clerical personnel. Supervises and coordinates the Wound Care and Diabetes department business office operations and procedures such as training new staff, registration, insurance verification, patient scheduling, collecting data for management reports, investigate insurance denials, cash posting, flow of correspondence between physician offices, medical records, pre-registration, proper filing and archiving of charts, requisition of office supplies, and any other clerical services needed. Examines work for accuracy, neatness and conformance to policies and procedures. Acts as Timekeeper for clerical personnel by maintaining Time and Attendance and back up role to the Wound Care and Diabetes Director/Manager for approval of time. Works directly with Wound Care and Diabetes Director/manager on new projects and reports all necessary data. Must ensure high standards of customer service. The lead must have good communication skills and be able to work well with others to promote a team environment. This position represents the department's leadership and requires professional behavior, dependability and flexibility. Assists the Director/Manager with ongoing professional development of the departments and staff. Follows the CHRISTUS guidelines related to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), designed to prevent or detect unauthorized disclosure of Protected Health Information (PHI).
EDUCATION: Associates Degree preferred.
SKILLS: * Proficient knowledge of all Microsoft Office Applications * Medical terminology * Knowledge of Affinity Systems, Cerner Systems, Timekeeping Management and all electronic medical records * Must have proven leadership ability and the skills to interact with patients, staff and customers * Must have strong communication and customer service skills * Must be able to work well with others and promote team environment.
EXPERIENCE: Three years front office experience in a medical setting required to include patient registration and scheduling.
NATURE OF SUPERVISION: -Responsible to: Manager/Director Wound Care
ENVIRONMENT: - Bloodborne pathogen: A Requires knowledge and practice of safety standards.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Sitting, standing, stooping, walking for at least an eight hour shift. Heavy lifting (greater than 75 lbs.) may be required.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.