PRACTICE COORDINATOR/CENTER FOR INFERTILITY AND REPRODUCTIVE SURGERY/DAYS/40HRS
Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH)

Boston, Massachusetts


GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:Summarize the nature and level of work performed.

The Practice Coordinator is primarily responsible for coordinating new patient appointments for the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology. The Practice Coordinator is also responsible for a variety of supervisory, administrative, and practice-specific programs and functions. He/ She reports to the Practice Manager(s) and is under the general direction of the Department Administrator and Medical Director(s).

In Accordance with all BWH established policies and procedures, the Practice Coordinator will communicate respectfully and professionally with all new patients calling the ambulatory practices and triage and book patient appointments appropriately as well as analyze trends in location, service and provider demand.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Indicate key areas of responsibility, major job duties, special projects and key objectives for this position. These items should be evaluated throughout the year and included in the written annual evaluation.

CUSTOMER SERVICE:

1.Coordinates all registration and visit-related activities for new patients to the practices.
2.In collaboration with the Practice Manager(s), serve as point person for patient satisfaction efforts and improvement initiatives.
3.As a member of the ambulatory practice leadership team, the Ambulatory Practice Coordinator is responsible for ensuring all patients and family members are attended to in a professional and compassionate manner.
4.Serves as patient liaison to communicate patient needs and feedback to appropriate clinical team members.
5.Works with new patient or patient representative to obtain all records, films, and pathology reports prior to visit to optimize the initial visit and prevent re-testing.
6.Processes new patient referrals as appropriate, which may require interaction with the referring physicians' offices, insurance, patient access services, and managed care personnel.
7.Obtains referrals for patient appointments not acquired the Patient Service Center and processes payment for self-pay patients.
8.Provides information to new patients to ensure a smooth transition from referral call to registration to billing/ financial counseling.
9.Serves as an administrative lead to ensure that all new patient experiences are optimal given our current resources.
10.Coordinates and facilitates collection of patient feedback through focus groups and/or patient surveys.
11.Works in conjunction with Practice Manager, Practice Leadership, and Patient & Family Relations to ensure patient complaints are responded to in a professional and timely manner through service recovery.
12.Reviews and modifies all patient information and educational materials, brochures, display boards, packets, and websites regularly and as needed.
13.Identifies system and/or organizational barriers to patient care and recommends strategies to improve access.
14.Collects, prepares, and analyzes reporting data related to quality of patient care services and patient satisfaction.
15.Provides statistical data points for provider visits to ensure clinical sessions are in concert with the Medical Director's guidelines and with their patient panel requirements.
16.Maintains providers schedule templates in the scheduling system for all practice providers sessions, including continuity clinics, evening clinics and IVF schedules.
17.Develops and leads projects aimed at improving the patient experience and patient satisfaction
18.Assists Practice Manager with new employee on-boarding assignments and orientation.
19.Maintains hospital customer service standards with particular attention to teamwork and patient-staff interactions.
20.Attends management and leadership meetings as necessary.
21.Operates independently within established guidelines for the majority of duties.
22.All other duties as assigned.

OPERATIONS:

1.Develops and maintains systems for collecting, analyzing and reporting measures of productivity, efficiency, and quality of patient care.
2.Monitors physician clinic schedules and coordinates schedule modifications to meet patient needs.
3.Contributes to the development and maintenance of unit-based policies and procedures related to the quality and efficiency of practice operations.

HUMAN RESOURCES:

1.Collaborates with Practice Manager(s) in the supervision of the performance and daily activities of all ambulatory practice secretaries and receptionist.
2.Coordinates and oversees orientation of new secretarial support staff
3.Promotes professional growth in practice support staff by developing and conducting customer service related educational programs.
4.Oversees practice secretary scheduling in conjunction with the lead secretary.
5.Co-leads bi-monthly staff meetings with secretarial support staff with Practice Manager.

QUALITY:

Collaborates with Practice Manager(s) to create, implement, and evaluate projects and systems for enhancing practice operations.

OTHER DUTIES:

1.Participates on Hospital or Partner's Healthcare System teams as appropriate.
2.Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
QUALIFICATIONS:(MUST be realistic, neither overstated nor understated, and related to the essential functions of the job.)

•Bachelor's Degree Required
•1 to 2 years of healthcare or customer service related experience
•Fluent in English and Spanish
•Supervisory experience strongly preferred
•Strong analytical, organizational, interpersonal, and demonstrated customer service skills required.

SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:(MUST be realistic, neither overstated nor understated, and related to the essential functions of the job.)

•Excellent interpersonal and telephone skills - verbal and written
•Knowledge of medical terminology; ob/gyn preferred
•Computer skills including outlook, word, excel (previous experience in Epic a plus)
•Excellent organizational, prioritization and thinking skills required
•Strong interpersonal skills required due to sensitive nature of the work. Must be comfortable to speak with patients about potential obstetrical risk and outcomes.
•Ability to think independently and multi task
•Must be able to work collaboratively with both the administrative, nursing and attending staff.
•Strong analytical skills

HOSPITAL WIDE RESPONSIBILITIES:These are required of all staff, regardless of position. Do not remove these standards.
Works within legal, regulatory, accreditation and ethical practice standards relevant to the position and as established by BWH/Partners; follows safe practices required for the position; complies with appropriate BWH and Partners policies and procedures; fulfills any training required by BWH and/or Partners, as appropriate; brings potential matters of non-compliance to the attention of the supervisor or other appropriate hospital staff.

EEO Statement
Brigham and Women's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.



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