Patient Coordinator, Penn Dental Family Practice

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University Overview The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Pennxe2x80x99s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of Americaxe2x80x99s Best Large Employers in 2023. Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play. The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more. Posted Job Title Patient Coordinator, Penn Dental Family Practice Job Profile Title Patient Coordinator Job Description Summary The Patient Coordinator will assist the Penn Dental Family practice, located at 3737 Market Street, in maintaining a patient/customer focus, support the delivery of high quality care, share a passion for patient and customer centered care, and assist in meeting or exceeding patient satisfaction and financial/operational targets. In addition to performing the duties of checking in/checking out, patient registration, appointment scheduling, and referrals/pre-authorizations, the role will be expected to be a collaborative and customer-focused partner with diverse faculty, staff, students, patients and community members. Job Description Verify & maintain the accuracy of patient records including demographics, insurance, financial & guarantor data. Provide coverage and support as needed for the practice. Take responsibility for all work activities and personal actions; follow through on commitments; implement decisions that have been agreed upon; maintain confidentiality with sensitive information; acknowledge and learn from mistakes without blaming others; recognizes the impact of one’s behavior on others. Complete daily review of dental site appointment book for accuracy & completion of dental procedures including appointment book controls for maintaining productive & efficient patient flow. Respond to routine treatment & billing questions. Reconcile daily cash receipts. Collect co-pays and explain PDFP polices regarding co-pays required at the time of service. Fosters a sense of collegial partnership and teamwork. Encourages cooperation and establishes common ground. Accurately create schedules with the faculty practices meeting targeted daily goals. Schedule patients accurately & completely. Offer appointment alternatives when needed. Accurately gather patient demographics, insurance and/or financial information to establish patient’s account, financial & billing data. Handle all insurance verification as well as pre- and post-appointment activity. Remains calm in stressful situations. Demonstrates pleasant disposition that puts people at ease. Professionally greet & assist patients by scheduling appointments, providing explanation and translating information concerning dental clinic, charges, policies, & procedures. Register patients & prepares new charts. Consistently demonstrates concern & courtesy towards colleagues & customers; treats all people respectfully; takes personal responsibility for correcting problems; follows up with individuals to ensure satisfaction with the level of service they have received. Qualifications: HS Diploma/GED and 2 – 3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Previous working experience in dentistry profession with understanding of dental terminology, treatments and procedures is required. Competencies: Excellent communication, interpersonal and customer service skills. Excellent speaking voice; proper grammar, diction, enunciation and tone. Excellent listening and organization skills; ability to multi-task. Ability to effectively communicate verbally and written within all levels. Ability to work with others in a collaborative and professional manner; teamwork is essential. Ability to adapt to change and meet the unexpected needs and demands. Must be accountable, dependable, independent, motivated, punctual, reliable and flexible. Must exhibit excellent work ethics and maintain honesty and integrity. Job Location – City, State Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Department / School School of Dental Medicine Pay Range $16.60 – $23.00 Hourly Rate Salary offers are made based on the candidatexe2x80x99s qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile. Affirmative Action Statement Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class. Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job. University Benefits Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your familyxe2x80x99s health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. Tuition: Take advantage of Penn’s exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions. Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Pennxe2x80x99s Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard. Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with familyxe2x80x94whatever your personal needs may be. Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when youxe2x80x99re newly hired, you wonxe2x80x99t have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting. Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. Thatxe2x80x99s why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance. Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally. University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the Universityxe2x80x99s libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. Therexe2x80x99s always something going on at Penn, whether itxe2x80x99s a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, youxe2x80x99re right in the middle of the excitementxe2x80x94and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free. Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you’ll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks. Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures. Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements. Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household. To learn more, please visit:

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