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MUHA AA10 - Patient Placement Representative

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Entity: Medical University Hospital Authority (Medical Center)
Department: Executive Medical Director - Patient Logistics
Sub Department: MUHA-9924000-Bed Management
Work type: Full-Time
Employee Type: MUHA-Regular
Location: Charleston, SC-Main Campus
Categories: NON-CLINICAL PROFESSIONALS, ALLIED HEALTH
Pay scale: MUHA- Grade 09


Entity/Organization:  MUHA (Medical University Hospital Authority/Medical Center)

Hours per week: 32

Scheduled Work Hours/Shift: Evening Shift/4 Eight Hour Shifts Rotating Weekends

Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Salaried

Job Summary/Purpose: The Patient Placement Representative reports to the Admit Transfer Center Supervisor. Under limited supervision, the Patient Placement Representative is responsible for administratively managing the electronic placement process to include activation of patient arrivals, removal of discharges from the bed board, updating MD change requests with patient type and attending MD information. This position will also process patient preadmission and admission demographic and insurance data, and function as a liaison between registration, clinical staff and the Admit Transfer Center (ATC).

Minimum Training and Education: Bachelor’s Degree in health information, business management or related field with two (2) years of work experience; or high school diploma with four (4) years of work experience in healthcare or a business related field.  Ability to interpret and apply financial procedures and regulations preferred. Previous experience with hospital information systems preferred.  Excellent communication skills required; must be able to communicate effectively with patients/families, physicians, employers, and third party payors.

Physical Requirements: Ability to perform job functions while standing. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions while sitting. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions while walking. (Frequent) Ability to climb stairs. (Infrequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work from elevated areas. (Frequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Infrequent) Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent) Ability to bend at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent) Ability to reach in all directions. (Frequent) Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous) Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous) Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 15 lbs. unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift/lower objects 15 lbs. from/to floor from/to 36 inches unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift from 36 inches to overhead 15 lbs. (Infrequent) Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected, in one eye or with both eyes. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand or at a distance. (Continuous) Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous) (Selected Positions) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous) Ability to work in a latex safe environment. (Continuous) *Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Frequent) *(Selected Positions) *Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Frequent) *(Selected Positions) *Ability to be qualified physically for respirator use, initially and as required. (Continuous) (Selected Positions)

The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.


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The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.