Working under the general supervision and guidance of the Supervisor, Registration, Switchboard and Patient Information, this position is responsible for obtaining and inputting accurate demographic and financial information, on the appropriate hospital information system, on patients, presenting at various entry points of the health system. Essential functions of the position; Obtains and records accurate demographic and financial information on patients, by interviewing patients, family members and/or care providers. Consistently applies Positive Patient Identification during the registration/pre-registration process to ensure accurate record linkage, support safe delivery of patient care and reduce identify theft. Verifies patient eligibility as it relates to healthcare coverage. Reviews Financial Agreement Forms with patients who do not have valid provincial healthcare coverage and ensures that forms are completed appropriately. Prepares identification labels, identification wristbands and verifies patient’s name and date of birth when applying wristband to patient. Informs patients about options for accommodation and the process for requesting preferred accommodation. Consistently applies best practice as outlined in the Provincial Registration Standards and Practices Manual. Consistently ensures that protected health information remains private and confidential, according to the Health Information Act (HIA) and Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP). Consistently follows Alberta Health Services Information Privacy and Information Security policies. Employs effective communication skills, promoting and adhering to excellent customer service in every interaction regardless of who it is with. Performs other related duties as assigned by the supervisor.
As an Administrative Support III, you will require advanced administrative or specialized skills and knowledge to support complex procedures, practices and initiatives within a department or program.
Classification: Administrative Support III
Union: AUPE GSS
Department: Registration Information Switc
Primary Location: East Edmonton Health Centre
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
Posting End Date: 30-OCT-2020
Employee Class: Casual/Relief
Date Available: 06-NOV-2021
Hours per Shift: Varied
Length of Shift in weeks: Varied
Shifts per cycle: Varied
Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Nights, Weekends, On Call
Days Off: Other
Minimum Salary: $22.79
Maximum Salary: $27.69
Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent.
Additional Required Qualifications:
Medical Terminology - certificate required and testing done prior to interview. Accurate typing speed of 40 wpm required and testing done prior to interview. Strong computer skills required. Demonstrated proficiency in the English language, both written and oral required. Must have excellent communication skills as there is a high degree of interaction with patients and a variety of disciplines at all levels of the organization. Ability to function effectively in a highly dynamic environment, including working under pressure, adapting and responding to changing priorities and meeting deadlines. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Able to work all shifts as operationally required.
Post-secondary education applicable to position – MOA/Unit Clerk/Admitting Clerk with no less than one year experience is preferred. Experience in a healthcare or medical office setting is preferred. Experience Practicing N-O-D: tells the patient his/her name, explains his/her occupation and what he/she will be assisting the patient with.