You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a
Patient Access Associate I / Central Scheduler.
You know how to move fast. You know how to stay organized. You
know how to have fun.
Youre great at what you do, but you want to be part of something
even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be
strong, the right team is invincible.
St. Marys Medical Center is part of SCL Health, a faith-based,
nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered
care. Our 346-bed regional medical center is in Grand Junction, one
of the most beautiful places on earth. Our mission is to bring
health and hope to the poor, the vulnerable, our communities and
Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and
your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and
vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it
encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, weve
launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health.
Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools,
tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also
offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.
Together well align mission and careers, values and workplace.
Well encourage joy and take pride in our integrity.
Well laugh at each others jokes (even the bad ones). Well hello
and high five. Well celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value
of spirituality in healing.
Were proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to
As a Patient Access Associate I / Central Scheduler, you need to
know how to:
- Schedule and pre-register patients for appointments, outpatient
visits, procedures, and other appointments captured by the
- Confirm patient information including demographic and insurance
information. Utilize 5 identifiers to ensure correct patient is
selected. Create an estimate if requested prior to securing the
patient on the schedule. MSP questions answered and verified at
each Registration if applicable.
- Educate patients on procedure preparations, appropriate dress
requirements, special instructions as guided by the Scheduled
Procedure Protocol. Read and schedule patients based on the
physician order and instruction. Attach the order to the
- Prioritize work for optimal reimbursement and to avoid
financial risk to both patient and hospital. Refer self-pay
patients to financial counseling to secure the account. Inform
patients and providers of out of network payer status if
- Act as a liaison between the physician partner and the care
- Coordinate patient encounter utilizing multiple system
applications: various scheduling applications, clinical operating
systems, eligibility verification systems, medical necessity
applications, scanning repository.
We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence,
which is why we require:
- High School Diploma or equivalent, required
- Bilingual proficiency in Spanish and English, preferred
- Previous hospital/medical office, medical insurance and/or
customer service experience, including at least one (1) year of
previous experience specific to patient scheduling, preferred
Your next move.
Now that you know more about being a Patient Access Associate I
/ Central Scheduler on our team we hope youll join us. At SCL
Health youll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and
why you were called to it in the first place.