Practice Assistant I / 40 hr / Day / BWH Otolaryngology at CareerBuilder

Posted in Other 14 days ago.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description:


Brigham and Women's Hospital is committed to putting every Patient First. Every employee plays a role in providing a positive impact on patients and the care they receive at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Our service will be distinguished by the delivery of high-quality and safe patient care, respect and dignity in all interactions with patients, families and colleagues and by customer service excellence.

All employees are expected to embrace this commitment and demonstrate behavioral competencies in the following areas:

  • People: Focus on serving the community through collaboration and respect

  • Self Management: Accountability, professionalism and commitment to growth and development

  • Organization: A commitment to quality, service and exceptional performance

Meeting these expectations is key to the success of the department and the organization.


  • Perform entry level administrative skills under general supervision.

  • Answer and transfer telephone calls.

  • Schedule and register patients for appointments/procedures, confirm appointments/procedures, prepare for patient visit by providing patient with all necessary information and completing all necessary tasks.

  • Receive patient at arrival, verify and obtain all necessary information, and ensure forms are completed.

  • Ensure all billing/fiscal information is completed and submitted after visit, including collection and daily reconciliation of any co-payments.

  • Assist with training and orienting staff as needed.

  • Provide cross coverage as needed.

  • Assist with special projects as directed.

  • Follow HIPAA guidelines for the management of patient privacy and confidentiality.

  • Other duties, as assigned.



Level of education required:

  • Minimum of a high school diploma or GED.

Work experience required:

  • Minimum six months applicable work experience required.

  • Some additional training in office systems or other post high school education preferred.


Technical skills required:

  • Knowledge of practice operations and standards.

  • Understanding of procedures including filing, copying, scanning, printing, and faxing.

  • Phone skills: Ability to use phone system (answer and screen calls, put on hold), answer routine questions and give routine information.

  • Verbal skills: Ability to interpret information as appropriate, answer routine questions in the most professional manner and communicate in a professional, courteous, clear and concise manner.

  • Organization Skills: Ability to manage work processes in a neat and orderly way and to sort and alphabetize. Ability to manage multiple tasks effectively, follow established protocols, and work within systems.

  • Writing Skills: Ability to correspond and communicate with others clearly and effectively in writing (via e-mail, memo or interoffice note) and to take complete and accurate messages.

  • System Skills: Ability to type and enter data at an entry level. Entry level understanding of applicable systems.

  • Understanding of the appropriate use and importance of related forms.

  • Basic understanding and use of medical terminology.

  • Basic comprehension of insurance types and referral process.

  • Basic comprehension of registration and fiscal information.

  • Knowledgeable and compliant with all hospital, State and Federal requirements (where applicable to job performance), including policy and procedures with The Joint Commission and HIPAA.

EEO Statement

Brigham and Women's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.