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Health Access Partner, Psychiatry, UT Health Austin

Company: The University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin
Posted on: May 8, 2024

Job Description:

Job Posting Title: Health Access Partner, Psychiatry, UT Health Austin ---- Hiring Department: Dell Medical School ---- Position Open To: All Applicants ---- Weekly Scheduled Hours: 40 ---- FLSA Status: Non-Exempt ---- Earliest Start Date: Immediately ---- Position Duration: Expected to Continue ---- Location: UT MAIN CAMPUS ---- Job Details: Purpose Assist with direct/indirect patient care such as registration, scheduling, and other inquiries in the clinical practice and UT Health Austin Access Center by using the highest level of customer service and outstanding communication skills to ensure timely coordination of care for patients. Responsibilities

  • Assist in patient scheduling for single specialty integrated practice units, and coordinates connections with surgery schedulers and diagnostic imaging as needed for to schedule procedures. Perform referral processing coordination, insurance verification, appointment confirmations, cancellations, scheduling and reschedules. Under general supervision, exercise some discretion, make routine decisions based on existing scheduling guidelines and will assume other duties when assigned.
  • Interact with the Access Center and Clinical Care Team. Support the clinical care team as needed with access related operations. Provide customer service to all contacts, included but not limited to scheduling and confirming patient appointments for multiple health services, using an electronic contact center software system, electronic health record and other electronic methods for managing patient care.
  • Provide response and assistance to patients via electronic multi-media requests (email, chat, web, etc.). Obtain medical records as needed in accordance with UT Health Austin guidelines. Identify and obtain medical authorizations working with insurance payers and program facilitators. Verify patient insurance in accordance with UT Health Austin guidelines. Perform data entry, making necessary updates to patient information, demographics and insurance information using an electronic practice management system. Perform a variety of outbound proactive health contacts to patients, using established electronic methods. Complete appointment confirmation calls, ensuring patients attend their appointment. Schedule follow up appointments for patients checking out from their appointment.
  • Receive and process specialty care referrals from Providers using Access Center software ensuring timely coordination of care for patients. Provide exceptional customer service and problem-solving techniques in an attempt to further the patient's overall health and well-being via specialty care referrals. Obtain all necessary information via the patient record to ensure efficient processing of referrals.
  • Document all referral processing steps throughout multiple stages, care coordination interactions with patients and providers utilizing Access Center software. Provide conflict resolution utilizing established UT Health Austin de-escalation methods. Educate and explain referral processes and procedures to patients. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with Care Teams internally and externally.
  • Navigate all contacts appropriately using various software tools and electronic technology methods. Maintain Quality Performance Review Scorecard Standards (score of 90 percent or greater). Apply use of department manuals and reference tools. Marginal/Incidental Functions: Other related functions as assigned. Required Qualifications High school graduation or GED. Three years of related experience. Prior healthcare setting experience. Working knowledge of Electronic Practice Management systems to include scheduling and general billing functions. Capable of documenting patient communication, referral notations, and clinical chart notes accurately and appropriately. Professional verbal and written communication. Ability to anticipate needs and follow through with internal and external customers. Exceptional customer services skills, awareness and phone etiquette. Ability to follow directions. Ability to communicate effectively with patient and the healthcare team, including the ability to explain registration policies and procedures. Must be able to interpret basic medical terminology and have proficiency in the use of basic math skills. Ability to maintain and respect the confidential nature of medical information. Ability to use experience and judgement to plan and accomplish goals. Must have ability to read and interpret documents such as charts, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to work closely with physicians and clinical staff to assist with their administrative access needs for the patients. Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate. Preferred Qualifications Experience working with Electronic Health Records. Experience working in a multi-practice setting. Some experience with coordination of scheduling surgeries. Some experience with assisting patients in scheduling diagnostic imaging. Experience with obtaining insurance authorizations. Ability to function in a fast-paced environment. Good organizational, problem solving and critical thinking skills. Knowledge of operating a multi-phone system or electronic telephone software system. Proficient use of computers. Ability to be flexible and assignments an multi-task as needed. Salary Range $43,500+ depending on qualifications Working Conditions
    • Work in standard office environment
    • Repetitive use of a keyboard Required Materials
      • Resume/CV
      • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
      • Letter of interest Importantfor applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers:You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure thatALLRequired Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes. Important for Current university employees and contingent workers:As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questionspresented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above. ---- Employment Eligibility: Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval. ---- Retirement Plan Eligibility: The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. ---- Background Checks: A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position. ---- Equal Opportunity Employer: The University of Texas at Austin, as an ,complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. ---- Pay Transparency: The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. ---- Employment Eligibility Verification: If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present acceptable and original to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university. ---- E-Verify: The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university's company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:
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        • [PDF] ---- Compliance: Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in . The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe Street, UTA 2.206, Austin, Texas 78701.

Keywords: The University of Texas at Austin, Austin , Health Access Partner, Psychiatry, UT Health Austin, Healthcare , Austin, Texas

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