Admissions Specialist

Full-time position (40 hours weekly): Day, evening, overnight and weekends

We Value Our Employees By Offering:

  • Medical, Dental, Life, and Health Care Benefits (FT)
  • 3 weeks of paid/sick time off plus 10 Holidays per year (FT) 

Polara Health, Serving on the front-lines of mental health treatment in Yavapai County since 1966, Polara Health (formerly West Yavapai Guidance Clinic) is uniquely positioned to improve access for people in need of high quality and affordable holistic care. We are a beacon of hope, help and healing for over 7,000 individual and families and 1,300 children annually.  Focused on addressing the whole person through a client centered approach, we offer holistic, transformative services that are tailored to address the unique needs of each client, address the social determinants of health and ensure coordination of care with loved ones and other integrated service providers. 

BASIC PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

ADMISSIONS SPECIALIST/FRONT DESK  Is responsible for general secretarial and office functions including typing, scanning and uploading documents into the EHR, answering phones including switchboard, light bookkeeping, tabulating, rounding, collecting payments and data entry. Contact with clients and families in the clinic and on the telephone in a customer service manner is required. Insurance eligibility and enrollment verification and prior authorizations experience preferred. Skills and Qualifications: Multi-tasking, Flexibility, Telephone Skills, Great Customer Service, Time Management, Organization, Attention to Detail, Scheduling, Data Entry, Professionalism, Quality Focus, must be a team player and have excellent computer skills.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Minimum Education:  High School/GED

Minimum work Experience:  One Year

Required Licenses/Certifications:  None

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  •  Obtain doctor schedules daily.  Make sure all charts are ready and obtain charts for any last minute changes.  Deliver charts as requested, check fax machines and deliver prescription requests to nursing.  Pick up any loose filing or charts to be returned to H.I.M.  Put away finished charts, make out guides and pull charts in advance for Dr. appointments. 
  •  Assemble new intake charts, log into computer and file charts. 
  •  Answer phone and process requests
  • Customer Service‚Ķpulling & filing back charts
  • Pull charts for audits.
  • Pull charts for case managers for review
  • Filing in H.I.M. charts
  • Archiving charts and current old volumes
  • Hunting missing charts and gathering charts from C.O.V. and archive boxes
  • Learning hospital charts
  • Basic knowledge on ROI
  • Other duties as assigned.

EOE/Non-smoking facility. Pre-employment drug screening/background check required. ** All candidates must be able to obtain a DPS Fingerprint Clearance card. 

It is the policy of Polara Health not to discriminate against any employee or any applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, handicap, sex, physical condition, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status or national origin.  This policy shall include, but not be limited to, the following:  recruitment and employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, compensation, selection for training including apprenticeship, layoff and termination.  PH further agrees to take affirmative action to ensure equal employment opportunities.

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