Medical Receptionist Job in Saint Petersburg, FL
Optum is a global organization that delivers care, aided by technology to help millions of people live healthier lives. The work you do with our team will directly improve health outcomes by connecting people with the care, pharmacy benefits, data and resources they need to feel their best. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as we help advance health equity on a global scale. Here, you will find talented peers, comprehensive benefits, a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, career growth opportunities and your life's best work.SM
, part of Optum, has an immediate opening for a friendly, patient focused and detailed oriented
to join our team.
is responsible for the completion of set processes and protocols. Works cooperatively with all members of the care team to support the vision and mission of the organization, deliver excellent customer service and adhere to Lean processes. Supports the teams in meeting financial, clinical and service goals.
: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. May be asked to float to other practices for coverage
Answer phones and schedule appointments
Schedule and triage appointment requests for urgency according to approved protocols consistent with Optum's Appointment and Scheduling Guidelines. Consult a medical assistant or licensed clinician for clinical decision making whenever necessary
Use call processing and other applicable functionality in the EHR to take messages and communicate with clinicians
Greet patients and conduct check-in process
Monitor daily reminder call logs to reschedule appointments as needed
Scan and index documents into the EHR; ensure that necessary documents, lab results, etc. are available in advance of patient visits
Collect co-payments, co-insurance and deductibles and issues receipts
Close payment batch(es) at the end of each shift, assemble and balance batch(es) according to Optum cash control procedures
Maintain knowledge of current OSHA and Optum policies
Assist coworkers as needed to assure smooth office operation and delivery of excellent service through teamwork
Perform other duties as assigned
What are the reasons to consider working for UnitedHealth Group? Put it all together - competitive base pay, a full and comprehensive benefit program, performance rewards, and a management team who demonstrates their commitment to your success. Some of our offerings include:
Paid Time Off which you start to accrue with your first pay period plus 8 Paid Holidays
Medical Plan options along with participation in a Health Spending Account or a Health Saving account
Dental, Vision, Life& AD&D Insurance along with Short-term disability and Long-Term Disability coverage
401(k) Savings Plan, Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Employee Assistance Program
Employee Referral Bonus Program
Voluntary Benefits (pet insurance, legal insurance, LTC Insurance, etc.)
More information can be downloaded at: http://uhg.hr/uhgbenefits
You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.
High School Diploma/GED (or higher) OR 2+ years of equivalent medical customer service experience
2+ years of experience working in a hospital, physician's office or medical clinic setting
Intermediate level of computer proficiency (including Microsoft Outlook, Teams)
Ability to travel 10% of the time if asked to float to other practices
Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation
Experience working with an electronic health record
Medical office setting experience
Knowledge of medical terminology
Excellent oral and written communication skills, specifically telephone skills
Ability to multi-task
Demonstrated effective organizational skills and scheduling skills as observed in day-to-day work
Excellent customer service skills
Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills
Attention to detail, as observed in day-to-day work
Excellent time management and prioritization skills
Ability to follow through on all tasks in a timely fashion, good attention to detail and a willingness to learn
Team player, initiative in achieving individual and team goals, and team building skills
Ability to handle sensitive issues with members and providers in a confidential manner
Demonstrates initiative in achieving individual, team, and organizational goals and objectives
To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state, and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.
Careers with Optum. Our objective is to make health care simpler and more effective for everyone. With our hands at work across all aspects of health, you can play a role in creating a healthier world, one insight, one connection and one person at a time. We bring together some of the greatest minds and ideas to take health care to its fullest potential, promoting health equity and accessibility. Work with diverse, engaged and high-performing teams to help solve important challenges.
At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone-of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income-deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes - an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.
Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.