Be a part of a world-class academic healthcare system at UChicago Medicine as a Patient Access Specialist with our Leukemia/Lymphoma Oncology team.
Under direct supervision and in collaboration with the care team and related departments, the Patient Access Specialist is responsible for guiding patients through Leukemia/Lymphoma Oncology services at UCM. The Access Specialist ensures that the patient and their caregivers are able to access appropriate services in a timely manner with a high degree of compassion and efficiency. This position is responsible for coordinating services and related appointments for all new patients among multiple providers and ancillary departments before and until their first visit.
Essential Job Functions:
- Responsible to oversee the scheduling of the new Leukemia/Lymphoma Oncology patient's initial appointment with the appropriate provider and will coordinate complex joint appointments and referrals for lab testing and imaging procedures prior to first visit in communication with program liaisons and providers.
- Anticipates patients' frequently asked questions and concerns by assuming a proactive approach prior to the initial visit. Directs patient and caregiver questions and concerns to appropriate UCM clinicians, administrative staff and providers.
- Obtains patients' authorization and verifies that all medical records, pathology slides and specimens, faxes and other items necessary for the initial visit have arrived. Collaborates with pre-visit team to obtain prior insurance authorizations and communicates with patient/caregiver as needed throughout process.
- If patient has socioeconomic issues exist, the coordinator will take point in putting the patient in touch with services; financial, social work, transportation, etc.
- Builds relationships and effectively collaborates with internal physicians, nursing staff and other hospital staff involved in the care of cancer patients and with members of the referring community with whom UCM has strategic partnerships.
- Provides information on appropriate clinical trials and information regarding disease diagnosis (via web or printed materials).
Maintains statistics and generates reports for managers and others to identify new patient needs, trends, referral patterns, access barriers and to track outcomes related to the Support Coordinator role to ensure continuous improvements to service and access.
- High school diploma or equivalent from accredited institution
- Minimum of 5 years' experience working in a high-volume healthcare environment
- Bachelor's Degree
- Job Type/FTE: Full Time (1.0 FTE)
- Shift: Days – 8 hour shift
- Unit/Department: Call Center - Leukemia/Lymphoma Oncology Intake
- CBA Code: Non-Union
- Location: Burr Ridge and Hyde Park
Why Join Us?
We've been at the forefront of medicine since 1899. We provide superior healthcare with compassion, always mindful that each patient is a person, an individual. To accomplish this, we need employees with passion, talent and commitment… with patients and with each other. We're in this together: working to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and move our collective knowledge forward. If you'd like to add enriching human life to your profile, The University of Chicago Medicine is for you. Here at the forefront, we're doing work that really matters. Join us. Bring your passion.
Bring your career to the next level at a hospital that is thriving; from patient satisfaction to employee engagement, we are at the Forefront of Medicine. Take advantage of all we have to offer and #BringYourPassiontotheForefront.
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The University of Chicago Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, civil union status, parental status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics.
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