Senior Customer Service Representative - Patient Services - Las Vegas, NV

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Under general supervision in the Call Center, the Customer Service Rep Senior is responsible for representing the physician's office through telephonic communication consisting of both inbound and outbound calls, schedules appointments and provides direction to callers as needed. Applies knowledge / skills to a range of moderately complex scheduling and customer service activities. Responsible for mentoring lower level team members, assist with more complex issues and routes appropriately to department Lead as needed.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Acts as a primary resource for handling staff inquiries regarding policies and procedures
  • Training: Ensures newly hired staff is trained within 90 days. Trains newly hired staff and works as a mentor to develop good working habits to ensure the success of the troupe
  • Displays positive behavior and regularly supports department efforts to improve employee engagement and morale. Remains accountable and implements information derived from staff meetings. Conduct and administers team huddles and updates / reminders
  • Satisfactorily completes additional tasks and special projects as assigned
  • Accuracy: Maintain a quality assurance audit score of 95%. Acquire no more than 12 scheduling errors in the calendar year
  • Send and receive tasks and emails to provider offices to assist patients with medical care and escalated issue

You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Complete within 2 years SHS training curriculum
  • 1 year of experience in a call center / customer service environment
  • Working knowledge of computerized telephone system and ACD
  • Healthcare / Managed Care and/or insurance industry and scheduling guideline knowledge
  • Working knowledge of IDX, Imagecast, Touchworks and ImpactMD
  • General knowledge of MS Word and Excel
  • Ability to demonstrate customer service and proper telephone etiquette
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Computer skills (Windows, Microsoft Office, basic Excel)
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Critical thinking skills (absorbs concepts rapidly, detail oriented)
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Excellent communication / interpersonal skills
  • You will be asked to perform this role in an office setting or other company location
  • Employees are required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive VoiceResponse (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or a similar UnitedHealth Group approved symptom screener prior to entering the work site each day, in order to keep our work sites safe. Employees must comply with any state and local masking orders. In addition, when in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be attained

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Medical Terminology
  • 1 year of experience in a healthcare environment

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Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

Job Keywords: SMA Patient Services, Customer Service, Las Vegas, NV, Nevada