Clinical Receptionist

Connecticut, United States
06 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
06 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Focus:

The Clinical Receptionist 2 role at Yale Medicine Administration (YMA) is essential to providing a positive patient experience at Yale Medicine clinics. This position provides high-level front office receptionist support within a YMA clinical site. The Clinical Receptionist performs routine administrative tasks while checking patients in and/or out when they are present in clinic. The Clinical Receptionist role is responsible for providing exceptional customer service to patient and provider inquiries, scheduling and confirming patient appointments, and providing information to patients, visitors or guests. In addition, this role is also responsible for providing cross-coverage to other clinical areas throughout YMA and requires flexibility in hours. 

Essential Duties

  1. Answers telephone calls and assess urgency of call. Provides assistance or directs caller to appropriate person, contacting physician/nurse directly for urgent needs. Provides assistance to other receptionists in screening patient calls.
  2. Provides specialized information related to section, policies, procedures, insurance and services. Assists patients with the completion of forms.
  3. Builds monthly provider master schedules and clinic calendars from established sources and verifies provider sessions worked. Modifies master schedules to accommodate time off, extra patients, hospital emergencies, etc. Creates patient bump lists as necessary due to last minute provider call outs.
  4. Schedules patient appointments and resolves scheduling conflicts. Notifies patients of changes/cancellations and prioritizes urgency of appointments for rescheduling. May schedule patients into clinical research studies.
  5. Receives patients and visitors. Secures names and needs and directs accordingly. Updates patient information and verifies insurance information, level of services and tracks referrals when necessary. Initiates billing process by completing patient encounter forms and accepts and processes fee for service payments.
  6. Books diagnostic tests and specialized appointments for patients at hospitals and other medical facilities and ensures patients are provided with necessary paperwork and specialized instructions for procedures.
  7. Schedules surgical procedures for patients. Coordinates available dates for surgery and scheduling of pre and post operative exams and lab work. Obtains and distributes necessary paperwork and maintains system to track completion. Coordinates surgery schedule changes as necessary.
  8. Schedules and coordinates departmental meetings, classes, clinics, conferences, etc.
  9. Utilizes computer input and retrieve data. Merges and manipulates data to generates complex reports. Compiles and maintains clinical and patient statistical data and produces summaries and reports.
  10. Keyboards correspondence, clinical information, reports, publicity material, educational handouts etc. Composes general written material.
  11. Obtains patient charts, medical records and lab reports and verifies for completeness.
  12. Sorts, screens and distributes incoming mail. Prioritizes and ensures completion of medical forms by clinical staff. Coordinates interdepartmental communication including distribution of medical records and reports.
  13. Establishes and maintains filing systems.
  14. Maintains inventory of office supplies and educational material.
  15. May oversee and instruct support staff. Ensures adequate coverage of reception desk.
  16. Performs additional functions incidental to office activities.

Required Education and Experience

Four years of related work experience, two of them in the same job family at the next lower level, and a high school education; or two years of related work experience and an Associate degree; or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Demonstrated ability to work in a medical/clinical setting, scheduling patient appointments, updating patient information and notifying patients of changes/cancellations as necessary. Professional and effective telephone manner.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Demonstrated excellent customer service skills. Proven strong verbal and interpersonal skills in dealing with patients and peers. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Strong attention to accuracy and timeliness. Excellent attendance.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Proven strong organizational and communication skills, ability to work productively and independently under pressure with constant and varied interruptions and manage a broad variety of tasks and shifting priorities in a changing environment.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Ability to be sensitive to the needs of patients and families. Ability to deal with confidential and sensitive patient information in a professional manner while complying with all HIPPA regulations.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Experience working in a medical office scheduling patient appointments using EPIC. Experience with MS Excel. 

Drug Screen No
Health Screening No

Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email:

Note Yale University is a tobacco-free campus

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