Assistant Practice Coordinator- Family Practice

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Location: Tewksbury, MA
Job ID: 162719-1A
Date Posted: Sep 25, 2020
Category: Specialist

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Job Description

Welcome To

Welcome to Lahey Health Primary Care. With over 55 primary care practices in more than 30 nearby communities , our primary care physicians and care teams provide quality close to where our patients live or work. We have a team approach to patient care and have developed long-standing, mutually respectful relationships with local specialists at our affiliate hospitals to guide and support the most effective and efficient patient care. As part of the Beth Israel Lahey Health system, we now have the opportunity to care for even more individuals across eastern Massachusetts.

About the Job

 

GENERAL SUMMARY:  Assists with coordinating the day-to-day operations of a provider practice, which includes patient flow, provider schedules, charge entry, deposit of copayments, referral processes and staff supervision.  Also works with Practice Coordinator to ensure practice growth, profitability, quality care, and patient, provider, and staff satisfaction.  Works closely with Practice Coordinator to communicate practice needs, problems, and concerns and to communicate ideas and suggestions to increase patient volume and improve practice’s financial position.  Supports and communicates WPA policies and procedures to providers and practice staff.  Extended hours may be required to attend meetings, insure practice staffing and meet deadlines. 

 

PRINCIPAL FUNCTIONS:

 

  1. Exemplifies Winchester Hospital’s values and Service Excellence standards.  Commits to making every encounter with our patients, patients’ family, co-workers, physicians and other customers the best that it can be.

 

  1. Complies with all Winchester Hospital and WPA policies and procedures and the Code of Business Conduct.  Maintains current tuberculosis testing.  Takes responsibility for own safety as well as the safety of patients, patients’ family, co-workers, physicians and other customers.

 

3.         Assists in coordinating effective operation of the front desk insuring a customer service focus while gathering appropriate information needed for clinical care and billing.  Responsible for accurate and timely submission of patient charges. Provides backup support to all practice staff, including training of scheduling patient appointments and collects pre-registration information at the time of scheduling, patient registration, verifying health insurance coverage and demographic information

 

4.         Maintains insurance referral management system.  Assists in developing practice protocols for referrals and educates patients, families and practice staff about referral protocols.

 

5.         Responsible for managing phones (on/off service), retrieving messages from answering service and communicating messages to appropriate staff.  Handles routine telephone inquires in a courteous and professional manner and provider back-up to staff in dealing with difficult patients and other problems.

 

  1. In collaboration with Practice Coordinator, involved in the interviewing, hiring, orienting, training and evaluating of all staff.  Includes evaluating performance of, and when necessary, disciplines practice staff.  Provides guidance in effective problem solving to all practice staff.  Assists Practice Coordinator in conducting regular staff meeting to promote communication and facilitate problem solving and planning.

 

  1. Works closely with Practice Coordinator to ensure day-to-day operations of the practice,

supporting practice growth, profitability, quality care and patient, provider and staff satisfaction.

 

  1. Demonstrates cost conscious awareness by comparing and analyzing practice expenditures monthly and efficiently utilizing staff and supplies within budgetary guidelines.  Reviews monthly practice reports and recommends ways to reduce

overhead.  Works with Practice Coordinator to develop supply, capital, and staff

budgets and revenue projections.

 

9.         Insures a safe working environment by resolving maintenance, housekeeping and

            physical plant problems.  Ensures that office and clinical equipment is kept in good

working order.  Ensures that the Practice’s OSHA Manual is complete, and up-to-date and accessible to staff.  Maintains MSDS for all chemical used in the practice. 

Monitors service contracts and arranges for repairs and/or preventive maintenance.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

 

  1. High School diploma required.
  2. At least two years experience in a medical office setting and at least one year experience as a medical secretary or medical assistant in WPA practice.
  3. Knowledge of medical terminology.
  4. Knowledge of insurance and referrals.

5.         Keyboarding ability and knowledge of practice management software.

 

LICENSE, CERTIFICATION REQUIRED:  None Required

 

LIFE SUPPORT CERTIFICATION REQUIRED:  None Required

 

AGE SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS:  Not Applicable

 

PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND VISUAL REQUIREMENTS:

 

  1. Work requires the ability to communicate orally and in writing.

2.         Work requires the ability to occasionally lift or move boxes of supplies or forms up to 30

            pounds.

 

OSHA EXPOSURE:  Job involves possible exposure to blood and body tissue or fluids.

 

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:

 

  1. Reports to Practice Coordinator.
  2. Responsible for supervising work of others.

 

Shift

DAYS/ 40 HOURS/ FULL-TIME/ TEWKSBURY FAMILY CARE

About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is an integrated system providing patients with better care wherever they are. Care informed by world-class research and education. We are doctors and nurses, technicians and social workers, innovators and educators, and so many others. All with a shared vision for what healthcare can and should be. We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent. We strive to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the communities in which we work and serve. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels and offer competitive salaries and benefits.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.