COUNTY OF ERIE - DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL
invites applications for the position of:
Patient Access Services Manager
#67-825 - Open Competitive (open to the public)
|Salary:||$45,140 - $58,436 Annually|
|Opening Date:||March 9, 2018|
|Closing Date:||April 4, 2018|
THERE ARE NO RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATION IN THIS EXAMINATION. There are two anticipated vacancies at the Erie County Medical Center Corporation.
Examples of Duties:
A Patient Access Services Manager managing the day to day operations of the Central Registration, Pre-registration, Centralized Scheduling and Bed Coordination functions at the Erie County Medical Center Corporation;
Supervises the daily activities of the Central Registration, Pre-registration, Centralized Scheduling and Bed Coordination functions, recruits, interviews and hires staff, monitors work performance, completes evaluations and issues disciplines;
Aligns goals that support the mission and vision of the Corporation;
Recommends, develops and implements policies and procedures for process improvements;
Implements appropriate registration and demographic collection procedures;
Provides guidance to staff to ensure optimal efficiency;
Collaborates with Patient Access Services Coordinator to monitor the quality/accuracy of patient accounts; ensures registration and insurance verification computer systems are used optimally;
Ensures compliance with federal and state rules and regulations, including Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, Joint Commission and HIPPA, as they relate to patient access functions;
Prepares various reports;
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must meet one of the following requirements on or before the date of the written test:
A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with an Associate’s Degree in Health Services, Business or Public Administration or closely related field and three (3) years of experience in patient access functions, one (1) year of which included supervisory experience; or
B) Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and five (5) years of experience in patient access functions, one (1) year of which included supervisory experience; or
C) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B).
1. Patient access functions include patient registration, admissions, centralized scheduling, health insurance verification, medical billing, coding, financial counseling, third party payers or scheduling.
2. Verifiable part-time and/or volunteer experience will be pro-rated toward meeting full-time experience requirements.
3. Your degree and/or college credit must have been awarded by a regionally accredited college or university or one recognized by the New York State Education Department as following acceptable educational practices. A grade of "D" or better is necessary for a course to be credited as successfully completed. If your degree and/or college credit was awarded by an educational institution outside of the United States and its territories, you must provide independent verification of equivalency. You can write to this Department for a list of acceptable companies providing this service; you must pay the required evaluation fee.
Notice to Candidates: Transcripts will now be accepted by the Department of Personnel ONLY at time of application.
All subsequent transcripts must be submitted at time of interview.
May 12, 2018
Applications Must Be Postmarked or Hand Delivered By:
April 4, 2018
The New York State Department of Civil Service has not prepared a test guide for this examination. However,candidates may find information in the publication "How to take a written test" helpful in preparing for this test. This publication is available on line at: www.cs.ny.gov/testing/localtestguides.cfm
Subjects of Examination:
Subjects of Examination: A written test designed to evaluate knowledge, skills and /or abilities in the following areas:
1. Office management
These questions test for knowledge of the principles and practices of planning, organizing and controlling the activities of an office and directing those performing office activities so as to achieve predetermined objectives such as accomplishing office work within reasonable limits of time, effort and cost expenditure. Typical activities may include but will not be restricted to: simplifying and improving procedures, increasing office efficiency, improving the office work environment and controlling office supplies.
2. Office record keeping
These questions test your ability to perform common office record keeping tasks. The test consists of two or more "sets" of questions, each set concerning a different problem. Typical record keeping problems might involve the organization or collation of data from several sources; scheduling; maintaining a record system using running balances; or completion of a table summarizing data using totals, subtotals, averages and percents. You should bring with you a hand-held battery- or solar-powered calculator for use on this test. You will not be permitted to use the calculator function of your cell phone.
3. Preparing written material
These questions test for the ability to present information clearly and accurately, and to organize paragraphs logically and comprehensibly. For some questions, you will be given information in two or three sentences followed by four restatements of the information. You must then choose the best version. For other questions, you will be given paragraphs with their sentences out of order. You must then choose, from four suggestions, the best order for the sentences.
These questions test for knowledge of the principles and practices employed in planning, organizing, and controlling the activities of a work unit toward predetermined objectives. The concepts covered, usually in a situational question format, include such topics as assigning and reviewing work; evaluating performance; maintaining work standards; motivating and developing subordinates; implementing procedural change; increasing efficiency; and dealing with problems of absenteeism, morale, and discipline.
5. Understanding and interpreting written material
These questions test for the ability to understand and interpret written material. You will be presented with brief reading passages and will be asked questions about the passages. You should base your answers to the questions only on what is presented in the passages and not on what you may happen to know about the topic.
NOTICE TO CANDIDATES: It is recommended that candidates use a quiet, hand held, solar or battery powered calculator. Devices with typewriter keyboards, "Spell Checkers", “Personal Digital Assistants", "Address Books", "Language Translators", "Dictionaries", or any similar devices are prohibited. You may not bring books or other reference materials.
**IMPORTANT APPLICATION FEE - READ CAREFULLY**
A $20.00 filing fee is required for this exam. The required fee must accompany your application. Send or bring check or money order made payable to Erie County Personnel Department and write the examination number(s) on your check or money order. Do not send or bring cash, as the County cannot be responsible for cash payment. As no refund will be made, you are urged to compare your qualifications carefully with the requirements for admission and file only for those examinations for which you are clearly qualified.