New Patient Coordinator - Gastrointestinal Oncology
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 2021-25641
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a leader in life changing breakthroughs in cancer research and patient care. We are united in our mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. We strive to create an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment where we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all backgrounds, and design programs to promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populations. We conduct groundbreaking research that advances treatment, we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers, and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
Provides administrative support and coordination for all aspects of patient care for both new and/or established patients.
Schedules appointments following guidelines that support continuity of care and a high standard of timely communication and rescheduling as necessary.
Appropriately arranges resources to support the highest standard of patient experience and visit, i.e. arranging interpreter services.
Answers telephone calls, as appropriate for new and/or established patients. This includes the responsibility to collect detailed clinical information provided by patients, internal/external providers, and others such as staff from ancillary services, and either resolve problems directly or ensure appropriate escalation to management.
Recognizes emergencies and appropriately respond using standard operating procedures and critical thinking skills.
Provides program specific information to callers and refer calls as necessary.
Serves as a liaison for patients including efficient routing of calls per telephone triage guidelines.
Schedules patient visits, and manages changes, ranging in complexity for one physician appointment to multiple care provider appointments.
Provides information to the patient regarding the need for insurance referral(s), and refers calls as appropriate.
Assists in processing paperwork associated with clinical care including: insurance claims, disability forms, and medical equipment forms.
At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong.?? As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff.?? Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.
A Bachelor???s Degree in health administration or related field is strongly preferred,??and/or a minimum of 1 year of related health care and/or customer service experience
Excellent communication, organizational, and customer service skills
Strong attention to detail
Must possess the ability to multi-task and problem solve on the spot
Excellent phone etiquette
PC proficiency required
Ability to work productively in a remote environment
Knowledge of medical terminology is a plus
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to under-served members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.