- Welcomes and greets all patients and visitors, in person or over the phones
- Answers the phone while maintaining a polite, consistent phone manner using proper telephone etiquette
- Responsible for keeping the reception area clean and organized
- Registers new patients and updates existing patient demographics by collecting patient detailed patient information including personal and financial information
- Facilitates patient flow by notifying the provider of patients' arrival, being aware of delays, and communicating with patients and clinical staff
- Responds to patients', prospective patients, and visitor inquiries in a courteous manner
- Keeps medical office supplies adequately stocked by anticipating inventory needs, placing orders, and monitoring office equipment
- Protects patient confidentiality by making sure protected health information is secured by not leaving PHI in plain site and logging off the computer before leaving it unattended.
Experience: Entry level, previous office administration or receptionist experience or a minimum of one year work experience in a medical office setting.
Skills: Telephone etiquette, customer service, basic word and excel programs, time management, multi-tasking, organization, scheduling
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- Be a good listener
- Have good phone manners
- Maintain confidentiality
- Patients want to feel special. Giving your patients a little more personal attention can go a long way in making them feel special. Also, physicians should also remember to always "be present" with the patient. Patients want to feel as though they are the most important person in the world while you are with them.
- Patients want to know you genuinely care about them. Make sure you give them a warm welcome when they enter the office. No matter how busy your medical office staff is, someone should greet them as soon as they enter your office. Even if you can't verbally greet the patient, getting eye contact with them lets them know you are aware of their presence and will get to them as soon as possible.
- Patients want you to tackle any issues that arise immediately. If a problem arises with your patient, rectify the situation as soon as possible. A patient will remember that you went out of your way to make them happy but if you don't handle it right away they will remember that too. Customer service is not about getting it perfect, its about catering to the desires of the patient.