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Admitting Worker

  • Location: San Francisco, California, 94143
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 26 days ago

Terrific Contract Opportunity!

Come work for this top-ranked U.S. hospital and be part of a larger initiative providing innovative treatments, advanced technology, and collaboration among clinicians and scientists.

Position: Admitting Worker
Location: San Francisco, California, 94143
Term: 3 Months

Day-to-day Responsibilities

  • TRANSFER CENTER 
    • Process telephone reservations for transfer of patients from acute care hospitals to Client.
    • Obtain necessary paperwork for transfer from referring hospital, including demographic information, insurance information, and clinical history. Enter registration information in APeX for inpatient visit. 5 Verify insurance eligibility and benefits with third party payers and enter data in APeX. Obtain authorization for inpatient stay from insurance companies.
    • Obtains urgent and direct admit reservation information including demographic, financial and clinical data from varied sources, and communicates bed request to nursing units.
    • Financially screen patients accepted in transfer for discount, estimate charges for self-pay admissions, and deposit requirements according to Medical Center Financial policies.
    • Communicate to all parties (physicians, case managers, nurses supervisor) changes in status of transfer, including deferring transfers when appropriate, based upon documented relevant information.
    • Track all expected patient arrivals throughout the day using admission lists and communicating with nursing areas. Coordinates bed placement for patients.
    • Maintains and reviews data collection worksheets and related reports for accurate statistical purposes.
    • Perform other functions as required, including providing back-up coverage in other areas of Admitting.
    • Discuss potential bad debt patients with medical staff to determine appropriateness of treatment at Client.
    • Handle complex financial arrangements for patients who cannot meet payment requirements. Collect patient liability portions.
    • Responsible for full census reconciliation on each shift.
    • Complete the admission process for patients in the Emergency room that need to be admitted.
    • Receives and relays messages from patients, families and staff to the appropriate personnel in a timely manner
    • Verify patient identity and enter patient identifier data in Apex following Medical Center protocol.
    • Confirm and document in Apex patient’s family/friend/designee and preferred language for updates from OR or physician
    • Coordinate communication between all applicable medical center units and physicians with patients, family, and approved visitors.
    • Adhere to red flag protocol, refer Red Flag Alerts to Admitting supervisor
    • Provides on-the-job training for new staff.
  • PATIENT PLACEMENT CENTER
    • Obtains urgent and direct admit reservation information including demographic, financial and clinical data from varied sources, and communicates bed request to nursing units.
    • Initiates boarding of patients to alternate units during times of peak census activity utilizing patient boarding matrix.
    • Communicates all placement difficulties to Patient Placement Assistant Manager and Critical Care Nursing Supervisor.
    • Track all expected patient arrivals throughout the day using admission lists and communicating with nursing areas.
    • Maintains and reviews data collection worksheets and related reports for accurate statistical purposes.
    • Responsible for full census reconciliation on each shift.
    • Facilitates floor to floor transfers of patients and updates visit histories in Apex.
  • OTHER FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES
    • During graveyard shift, perform all Admitting functions, including patient interviews, processing of ED admissions and Urgent admissions.
    • Perform other functions as required, including providing back-up coverage in other areas of Admitting.
    • Ability to work flexible hours, including weekends, holidays, overtime and shifts as assigned.

Is this a good fit? (Requirements):

  • This position requires flexibility to orient and work at all Client locations.
  • AA degree or equivalent years of related experience and education
  • Two (2) years’ experience at the Sr. Admitting Worker or comparable level
  • Proficiency in health insurance eligibility and authorization requirements
  • Proficiency in reimbursement financial policies
  • ADT experience required, knowledge of office machines; typing 30 wpm. Must have basic PC skills
  • Ability to problem solve; ability to analyze data and recommend changes
  • Must be able to multi task and prioritize
  • Ability to follow instructions; work quickly and accurately in a fast paced environment
  • Analytically and grammatical skills are necessary to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Articulate and concise oral communication and the ability to write clearly and concisely
  • Must have strong customer service skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a culturally diverse staff and patient/family population.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
If this looks like a perfect fit, apply today!