Program Scheduler Call Center

Job ID
2017-58720
Program Posting
San Antonio
Regular / Temp
Regular Full-Time
Min. Exp.(Yrs)
2 +
Category
Administrative/Clerical
San Antonio
78229
Official Job Title
Program Scheduler
Texas

Overview

Why VITAS Healthcare and What Do They Offer Me?

VITAS Healthcare is the nation’s leading provider of end of life care. We provide our employees opportunities for professional growth, advancement and competitive benefits. 

 

Benefits Include

  • Competitive compensation
  • Health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance
  • Pre-tax healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • Life insurance
  • 401(k) plan with numerous investment options and generous company match
  • Cancer and/or critical illness benefit
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Legal Insurance
  • Affinity Program 

The Program Scheduler is responsible for facilitating the conversion of referrals to admissions through the completion of the intake process with the use of effective communication, technology, and customer service skills while acting as a liaison between the Admissions Manager, the call center AC, referral sources, families, and hospice presentation program Admission Staff.

  • Process new referrals that arrive directly to the program in the manor best fitting the needs of the referral source.
  • Participates in morning check in meeting with designated Admissions Coordinator to review staffing/scheduling needs for the day. Call to be completed prior to 9am local time.
  • Participates in morning check-in meeting with Admissions Manager to review staffing/scheduling needs for the day. Check-in to be completed prior to 9am local time.
  • Provides a concierge level of customer service to every caller by implementing the VITAS Call Center Quality Management standards of call scripting
  • Supports Admissions team to exceed program goals.
  • Establishes a rapport and maintains an effective relationship with all internal and external Vitas customers.
  • Enters accurate information to support data integrity in VITAS computer applications.
  • Responds accurately to all questions received regarding services provided by Vitas.
  • Offers and/or confirms a same day appointment and/or the appointment time that is as close as possible based on the request of the patient and/or referral source to ensure a timely admission.
  • Escalates matters to Admissions Manager when assistance or clarification is needed.
  • Follows the VITAS Admissions Standard for contingency staffing
  • Participates in ongoing training and development based on the changing healthcare environment.
  • Notifies Admissions Staff of all scheduled appointments within their working hours of 8am-8pm local time.
  • Notifies VITAS Marketing Representatives of all new referrals within their working hours of 8am-8pm local time.
  • Utilizes Appointments Everywhere to effectively facilitate the scheduling/updating of appointments. 

Work Schedule:

 

Full-time, 40 hours per week, variable days - 11am to 8pm

 

 

Qualifications

  • Two or more years related experience in medical terminology and/or in a call center environment
  • Ability to attain goals in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Ability to exercise considerable judgment and discretion in establishing and maintaining strong partnering relationships with internal and external callers
  • Superior ability to effectively communicate at all levels of the customer interaction to include both verbally and in writing to provide a concierge level of service
  • Working knowledge of computers, internet access, and the ability to navigate within an automated systems and a variety of software packages, and type minimum 45 wpm
  • Prior experience in working collaboratively with other functional leaders to drive action plans.
  • Must be highly organized and able to manage multiple responsibilities and work on various assignments simultaneously
  • Model positive behaviors that are focused on supporting: integrity, valuing diversity, innovation, building relationships, customer focus and teamwork.
  • Ability to communicate tactfully with department heads, managers, coworkers and vendors to resolve problems and negotiate resolutions

Education

  • Completion of high school or basic education equivalency preferred
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English a plus
  • Medical or business office education or training desired

Special Instructions to Candidates

EOE/AA
M/F/D/V
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