Physician Office Assistant - Full Time - WellSpan Family Medicine - Crossroads - Day/Evening

Brownstown, PA | Physician Practices | Tracking Code: 51362

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General Summary:
Under the general supervision of the Practice Manager, performs a variety of clerical tasks related to the customer service of our patients. WellSpan Medical Group recognizes that the Physician Office Assistant is often the first and last person that our patients, families and visitors encounter when they contact or visit our offices. WellSpan Medical Group provides training to our Physician Office Assistants to instill confidence in their ability to create a welcoming environment and well-coordinated experience for everyone.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The following are essential job accountabilities:
1 Answers telephones, routes callers, takes messages and provides routine information to callers.
2 Greets and registers patients in accordance with established policies and procedures.
3 Schedules patient appointments within established parameters.
4 Performs various duties for effective check-in and check-out of patients.
5 Prepares schedules and encounter forms for daily visits.
6 Handles walk in patients in the appropriate manner.
7 Ensures that Race, Ethnicity and Language is documented as appropriate.
8 Processes patient charge and collects copays and deductibles.
9 Performs various tasks related to end of day batch control, cash drawer etc..
10 Enters and/or retrieves data from established computer files.
11 Schedules appointments for patients with other provider offices and/or facilities including correct processing of necessary referral forms, pre-authorization forms, test instructions, patient benefit verification and transfer of patient information.
12 Processes requests for patient information according to policies and procedures, including record copy service and form tracking.
13 Researches billing questions and problems for patients with centralized billing service.
14 Types various notes, letters, memos and reports, as needed. Proofs materials for errors.
15 Complies with all HIPAA rules and regulations.
16 Processes mail including scanning and tasking if applicable.


Required Skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills 
  • Strong computer skills (Proficient in Microsoft applications) 
  • Medical Terminology preferred 
  • Customer Service 
  • Knowledge of medical office operations to include reception, billing and insurance and general office skills preferred

Quality of Life

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,200 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, six respected hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and 140 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

Lancaster City was the capital of Pennsylvania from 1799 to 1812. Today, Lancaster County includes a vibrant downtown business district, desirable suburban neighborhoods and sprawling agricultural farms. Life in Lancaster County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, an independent professional baseball team, fine dining and more. When visiting Lancaster, one can't help but recognizing the influence of the Pennsylvania Dutch — farm-to-table and beyond.

Conveniently located in southcentral Pennsylvania, Lancaster is within an easy commute to major cities and has ready access to public transportation. Residents can find local employment in healthcare, tourism, public administration, manufacturing, and both professional and semi-professional services. (Patient population: 535,000)

Equal Opportunity Employment

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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