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Access Specialist -Pulmonary Function Lab - 123105

Company: University of California San Diego
Location: La Jolla
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Payroll Title:
HOSP BLANK AST 3 Department:
Respiratory Care Hiring Pay Scale
$25.42 - $31.59 / Hour Worksite:
Various Appointment Type:
Career Appointment Percent:
80% Union:
EX Contract Total Openings:
1 Work Schedule:
Variable, 12 Hour Shifts, Monday - Sunday

#123105 Access Specialist -Pulmonary Function Lab
Filing Deadline: Tue 5/30/2023
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UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment : Apply by 5/18/2023 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants : Apply by 5/30/2023. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Under the supervision of the Pulmonary Function Manager, the incumbent is responsible for customer service, registration, appointment scheduling and insurance verification. Receives patients into the Pulmonary Function Lab for matters of check in/registration/financial assistance/scheduling/check out patients. Answers multiple telephone lines with accuracy and clarity with emphasis placed on quality Customer Service. Adheres to the established scheduling protocols and telephone scripting and behavioral standards. Interviews customer via telephone to obtain demographic and financial information necessary to secure patient account.

Completes registration for new or previously registered patients, timely and accurately. Registers bulk accounts as needed. Verifies insurance eligibility for outpatient services on all Third Party Payers. Utilizes various automated eligibility systems to obtain basic eligibility information. Communicates clearly and effectively with patient/clinic staff when services are deemed unauthorized. Advises patient of clinic deposit requirements based upon UCSD Medical Group Financial Policy. Collects co-pays etc. Researches and responds to patient basic billing inquiries, assists with resolution of minor billing problems.

Refers patient to appropriate agency/resource for financial assistance. Refers patient to alternate source of healthcare when appropriate. Maintains workstation in an organized manner as outlines by management to facilitate efficient and effective retrieval of information. Reads and adheres to policy changes within Registration and Scheduling. Attends and actively participates in staff meetings, sharing information and ideas with co-workers to maintain and environment conducive to learning and supports cohesive team atmosphere. Assist with reprocessing of equipment of the Pulmonary Function and Exercise Labs as necessary.


  • Minimum of three (3) years of relevant experience.
  • Previous directly related experience in a large complex health care organization.
  • Knowledge of third-party payors including federal, state and private health plans.
  • Demonstrated experience with patient check-in and cash handling.
  • Demonstrated experience updating Registration.
  • Possess strong computer skills and be able to work between multiple systems during calls.
  • Possess excellent customer service skills.
  • Strong problem solving ability by using good judgment and applying these skills to assist customers and ensure customers' expectations are met. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
    • EPIC, IDX, PCIS training.
    • Bilingual: Spanish/English.SPECIAL CONDITIONS
      • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
      • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical. Pay Transparency Act

        Annual Full Pay Range: $53,077 - $65,960 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

        Hourly Equivalent: $25.42 - $31.59

        Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

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        Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

        If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

        UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, the only Burn Center in the county, and and dozens of outpatient clinics. We invite you to join our team!

        Applications/Resumes are accepted for current job openings only. For full consideration on any job, applications must be received prior to the initial closing date. If a job has an extended deadline, applications/resumes will be considered during the extension period; however, a job may be filled before the extended date is reached.

        To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community .

        UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

        UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit for more information.

        UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free environment. Employees may be subject to drug screening.

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