We have an opportunity for a Room Control Specialist in Temple TX. This position is PRN meaning on call or as needed with no particular schedule. It could be any shift, any day but typically averaging 20 hours per week. The person in this role works in the Access Center in the Hospital with no patient contact. Training for this role typically averages 3 months with varied hours up to full time depending on availability.
The Room Control Specialist obtains patient information in order to assign, control and log appropriate service accommodations for patients admitted to the medical facility. This position coordinates special transfers according to room availability, admission approvals from other medical facilities and serves as a facility liasion related to account maintenance tasks to ensure patient account accuracy. Your time is primarily sitting at a desk on the phone. You will work with Case Manager RNs and House Supervisors to provide smooth operations for patients and facilities.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE
Accepts reservations for incoming patients, urgent admissions, and day surgeries.
Facilitates transfers from other healthcare organizations with Administration by collecting appropriate demographic and financial data, approving transfers that meet criteria, and obtaining approvals for exceptions to the transfer policies.
Coordinates activities with the nursing staff and physicians to accommodate reservations due to impending conditions such as bed shortages, staff shortages, room transfers and patient overflow.
Monitors the hospital occupancy and notifies facility identified leadership of impending capacity issues.
Facilitates bed reconciliation activities with the floors.
Follows and ensures compliance of system and revenue cycle policies and procedures.
Monitors and provides reports, as requested, for patient movements and updates for all impending and in-house activities.
Performs necessary corrections and edits for in-house or pending patient activity.
Serves as a subject matter expert related to account maintenance tasks and corrections.
Works specific reports and queues to ensure patient account information is secured for maximum financial reimbursement.
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
Previous experience in healthcare related field preferred.
Proven ability to problem-solve, perform critical thinking.
Requires good listening, interpersonal and communication skills, and professional, pleasant and respectful telephone etiquette.
Ability to maintain a professional demeanor in a highly stressful and emotional environment, to include crime, behavioral health and/or suffering patients in addition to life/death situations.
Must be able to exhibit a high level of empathy with the ability to effectively communicate with patients and family members during traumatic events, while demonstrating exceptional customer service skills.
Demonstrates ability to manage multiple, changing priorities in an effective and organized manner. Must be able to multi-task.
Excellent data entry, numeric, typing and computer navigational skills.
Basic computer skills including Microsoft Office and Excel.
Our competitive benefits package includes the following - Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits - 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5% - Tuition Reimbursement - PTO accrual beginning Day 1 Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level
EDUCATION - H.S. Diploma/GED Equivalent or greater
EXPERIENCE - 1+ Year of work experience
SKILLS - basic computer proficiency, ability to navigate a keyboard, and knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Outlook, and Excel)
Previous work experience in healthcare/hospital/clinic (front desk, insurance, access services, or similar)
Bi-lingual in English and Spanish
Previous work experience with EPIC electronic medical record system
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!