• PT Tech/PSR

    Job Locations US-OK-Elgin
    Posted Date 1 week ago(1 week ago)
    Job ID
    2018-1189
    # of Openings
    1
    Division
    O/P Clinic # 7 (Elgin)
    Category
    Physical Therapy
  • Overview

    POSITION PURPOSE

    Performs various duties while assisting in the treatment and care of patients and routine tasks within the facility as assigned by RPT. Functions with the scope of their license/ certification and in accordance with state and federal law.

     

    POSITION PURPOSE

    Performs general reception and administrative functions as required by the department including but not limited to answering phones and taking messages, greeting visitors, verifying benefits for outpatient physical therapy and accurately advising patients of costs for services, obtaining approval for physical therapy from insurance companies requiring authorization including but not limited to work comp and MVA; responsible for patient collections (copays/coinsurances/deductibles), ordering supplies for clinic and maintaining a clean and organized front desk area; Excellent organizational skills; Good keyboarding and computer skills required. Under General supervision of the Clinic Manager with routine interaction and guidance from the Non Clinical Operations staff.

     

    Beneficial Knowledge/Experience:

    • Ability to navigate EMR system

    (Entering new patient information/scheduling/attaching documents)

    • Experience calling insurance companies and verifying insurance (finding out benefit information: deductibles, OOPs, coinsurance, copay, pre-authorization requirements)
    • Ability to understand and explain insurance benefit information to new patients
    • Understanding of claim processing in regards to payments and denials
    • Specialized experience with requesting PT authorizations for specific insurance companies (UHC/GEHA/Humana…etc.)
    • Experience with obtaining motor vehicle accident billing information and knowledge of liable party billing procedures

    Experience assisting a therapist/chiropractor in a clinic setting with patient care (tech experience

    Responsibilities

    POSITION PURPOSE

    Performs various duties while assisting in the treatment and care of patients and routine tasks within the facility as assigned by RPT. Functions with the scope of their license/ certification and in accordance with state and federal law.

     

    POSITION PURPOSE

    Performs general reception and administrative functions as required by the department including but not limited to answering phones and taking messages, greeting visitors, verifying benefits for outpatient physical therapy and accurately advising patients of costs for services, obtaining approval for physical therapy from insurance companies requiring authorization including but not limited to work comp and MVA; responsible for patient collections (copays/coinsurances/deductibles), ordering supplies for clinic and maintaining a clean and organized front desk area; Excellent organizational skills; Good keyboarding and computer skills required. Under General supervision of the Clinic Manager with routine interaction and guidance from the Non Clinical Operations staff.

     

    Beneficial Knowledge/Experience:

    • Ability to navigate EMR system

    (Entering new patient information/scheduling/attaching documents)

    • Experience calling insurance companies and verifying insurance (finding out benefit information: deductibles, OOPs, coinsurance, copay, pre-authorization requirements)
    • Ability to understand and explain insurance benefit information to new patients
    • Understanding of claim processing in regards to payments and denials
    • Specialized experience with requesting PT authorizations for specific insurance companies (UHC/GEHA/Humana…etc.)
    • Experience with obtaining motor vehicle accident billing information and knowledge of liable party billing procedures

    Experience assisting a therapist/chiropractor in a clinic setting with patient care (tech experience

    Qualifications

    POSITION REQUIREMENTS

     

    Licenses or Certifications:  Certified Massage Therapy Tech if applicable.

     

    Total Education, Vocational Training, and Experience:  High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.  

    One year experience in healthcare preferred.

     

    POSITION REQUIREMENTS

    Licenses or Certifications: 

    Total Education, Vocational Training, and Experience:  High School Diploma or equivalent required. Associates degree preferred. Medical office experience preferred including experience with verifying and filing insurance claims.

     

    SKILLS AND ABILITIES

    Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

    Excellent organizational skills;

    Ability to type a minimum of 40 wpm;

    Ability to handle several tasks at one time;

    Ability to interact in a positive manner and communicate well with patients, families, co-workers, and supervisor.

     

    PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION:

    Position has Full Access to Protected Health Information of patients on caseload.

     

    Proficiency or Productivity Standards:

    Organize and prioritize tasks and projects

    Accurately complete job responsibilities within the specified time constraints to meet the needs of patients, regulatory standards and customer satisfaction

     

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    Ability to speak, hear, and read English

    Ability to perform computer skills

    Ability to discern temperature, texture, size, and shape

    “Exceptional attendance is a requirement in order to fulfill role expectations

     

     

     

     

    CRITICAL DEMANDS:

    Lift up to 50# from floor to 36”(Occasional)                                Stand(Constant)

    Lift 25# from 36” to overhead(Occasional)

    Sustained Forward bending(Frequent)                                            Sit(Occasional)

    Walking up to .25 mile(Occasional)                                                 Sustained squat(Occasional)

    Push/Pull up to 75# at 36” height (Occasional)                             Repetitive squat(Occasional)

    Full body range of motion(Constant)

    Grasp of various sizes and weights up to 50#(Constant)

    Balance(Continuous) In walking, standing, carrying, moving patients, and equipment, etc.                                           

     

    ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

    Indoor climate-controlled environment.  Patient care environment with potential exposure to unpleasant odors, to blood and body fluids which may carry infection to infectious disease, and to chemical and electrical hazards.  Occasional travel with exposure to outdoors elements.

     

     

    Working Conditions:

     

    Potential hazards include:

     

    Exposure to

    None

    Some

    Frequent

    Very Frequent

    Exposure to

    None

    Some

    Frequent

    Very Frequent

    * toxic/caustic chemicals

    x

     

     

     

    *blood or body fluids

     

    x

     

     

    *extreme conditions, hot or cold

    x

     

     

     

    *communicable diseases

     

    x

     

     

    *dust/fumes/gases (including asbestos)

    x

     

     

     

    *unprotected heights

    x

     

     

     

    *moving mechanical parts

     

    x

     

     

    *CRT (computer) monitor

     

    x

     

     

    *potential electric shock

     

     

    x

     

    *frequent, repetitive motions

     

    x

     

     

    *x-ray electro-magnetic energy

    x

     

     

     

    *Other (as listed)

     

     

     

     

    *high pitched noises

     

    x

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    *needles or other sharp objects

     

    x

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MACHINES/EQUIPMENT USED

    Equipment used for patient care.  Office equipment such as computer, FAX, telephone, copier, calculator, etc..  Assumes responsibility for equipment, inventory, safety, and security of assigned facilities