Grinnell Chamber

Patient Experience Specialist

Full time
Posted: 08/03/2023
Grinnell, IA
GRMC Human Resources



The Patient Experience Specialist creates accurate and thorough registration records for each patient visit. They are responsible for obtaining demographic and financial information, as well as obtaining signatures required for successful billing submission. This position will also collect patient liability, before, or at the time of service as defined by the patient's insurance plan and will identify those patients who may need financial assistance. Greets patients and visitors, determines their needs, and directs them in a pleasant and professional manner. Answers the telephone, takes messages, and schedules appointments. Performs other tasks as requested, both clerical and administrative. Exemplifies excellent customer service in every aspect of their work while demonstrating courtesy, compassion and respect.




Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Commitment to our Team – We’ve been named a  Top 150 Place to Work in Healthcare 2022  by Becker’s Healthcare for our commitment to our team members.
  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you Come for a fulfilling career and experience  a culture  guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.
  • Benefits – Our competitive  Total Rewards  program offers benefits options that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and  development opportunities  is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.


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Key Accountability

• Greet patients and visitors and obtains accurate demographic and insurance information for office records.

• Obtain signatures on all forms pertinent to the patient’s current visit from the patient or family member who has authority to sign on behalf of the patient.

• Photocopy & scan insurance cards and driver’s license.

• Collect copayments, coinsurance, and past due balances at time of service.

• Refer patients who need financial assistance with their clinic/hospital bills to a Financial Advocate.

• Answers telephone calls promptly and accurately. Takes telephone messages and directs calls in appropriate and professional manner.

• Schedule and maintain patient appointments for provider and nurse schedules.

• Manage preregistration work queues.

• Retrieve, file, photocopy, or scan medical correspondence, reports and miscellaneous items, as requested.

• Collect payments, issue receipt’s and reconcile daily accounts receivable activity to prepare for daily deposits.

• Open and/or close clinic following specific guidelines of the individual clinic.

• Monitor supplies and forms to assure adequate stock and compliance.

• Complete all clinic medical record requests.

• Adhere to all confidentiality policies and procedures.

• Demonstrates initiatives to improve quality and customer service by striving to exceed customer expectations.

• Readjusts work assignments according to backlogs, absences, etc., and reports to leadership.

• Balance team and individual responsibilities.

• Be open and objective to other’s views.

• Give and welcome feedback.

• Contribute to positive team goals.

• Put the success of the team above own interests.




• Graduate of high school or equivalent.

• Previous healthcare experience – Preferred

• Working knowledge of medical terminology and third-party payer is helpful

• Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons

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