GW Medical Faculty Associates Patient Service Specialist - Ophthalmology in Washington, District Of Columbia


To schedule and register Medical Faculty Associates (MFA) patients; to provide effective customer service during the reception, scheduling, registration and cash collection process.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned.

PRE-REGISTRATION 1. Obtains, document and verifies patient demographic, financial and insurance information

  1. Performs pre-registration activities to gather demographic information; determines medical insurance coverage; identifies patients with delinquent accounts; confirms appointments; and registers patients into a computerized system.

REGISTRATION 1. Greets and directs patients for appointments, tests, referrals and information utilizing effective customer relations skills and telephone techniques.

  1. Schedules patient appointments, tests and procedures using a computerized scheduling system; prepares appointment notices; schedules physician referrals inside and outside the MFA; provides patient instructions verbally or in writing in order for patient to prepare for appointment.

  2. Collects payment due at time of appointment as well as payments for unpaid balances; prepares receipts for all monies collected; provides copies for reception area, billing office and the patient.

  3. Prints forms or reminder cards necessary to facilitate the patient encounter and daily operations.

  4. Works with physicians and nursing staff to facilitate the patient encounter and departmentally assigned responsibilities.

  5. Assists in answering inquiries regarding departmental and Medical Center services and provides information regarding procedures, rules and regulations pertaining to assigned clinical area.


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education: High school graduation is necessary. Two years of college is preferred.

Experience: Two years of experience in providing customer services is necessary. Customer service experience in a patient care environment, to include six months experience in patient scheduling, is preferred. Experience utilizing a computerized patient scheduling system or computer terminals is necessary. Familiarity with medical insurance and medical Terminology is preferred. Knowledge of IDX patient scheduling/ registration systems is preferred.

Requisition Number: 18-0154

Post Date: 3/13/2018

Title: Patient Service Specialist - Ophthalmology

City: Washington

State: DC

Department: Ophthalmology