How to Apply
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
The float pool department is responsible for assisting various Michigan Medicine call center clinics. Based on their business needs, each floater will be assigned to a clinic operating within their individual environment.
While each depart hosts a series of opportunities, the floating department is unable to promise specific schedules or working location. Flexibility, willingness to learn, and a sense of adventure is what’s needed for the floater associate.
Call Center Representatives will be responsible for handling inbound and outbound calls. The representatives will be responsible for answering questions, scheduling appointments and surgeries, assisting multiple Michigan Medicine medical departments as needed.
Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.
Why Join Michigan Medicine?
Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems. In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.
What Benefits can you Look Forward to?
- Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
- Retirement Savings Opportunities
- Provide top notch customer service through an inbound/outbound call center environment. Demonstrate customer service excellence in answering incoming phones and retrieval of voicemail messages.
- Schedule patient appointments and procedures in a timely and accurate manner while informing, and inform patients of any necessary preparation needs in accordance with established guidelines.
- Gather and verify patient information demographics, insurance information and authorizations, referring and/or primary care physician information and other pertinent information as appropriate.
- Initiate, route, and follow-up on correspondences with clinicians regarding patient information. May include utilizing efficient use of the electronic health record system in-boxes.
- Request and obtain accurate and timely health records from outside providers to support continuity of care.
- Prepare patient itineraries and assemble and mail patient information packets.
- Efficiently perform general office duties, including faxing, imaging documents, mail sorting and delivery.
- Other duties as assigned.
- High School diploma or equivalent.
- Demonstrated record of excellent attendance
- Exhibits a professional and positive image when interacting with customers
- Must adhere to a high standard of personal and professional conduct; possess excellent customer service, interpersonal, and written and oral communication skills; and demonstrated ability to interact with a diverse population.
- Must be an active team player with the ability to work independently; possess strong organization and prioritization skills; ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a fast paced environment, and demonstrated problem solving skills.
- Reasonable clerical experience, including familiarity with MS Word and Excel.
- Must be flexible and willing to travel to various Michigan Medicine Ambulatory Units
Associate: 0-2 years of experience
Intermediate: 2-4 years of experience
- Associate degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in the healthcare industry.
- 3-5 years in high volume telephone-based/call center customer service experience (or 3-5 yrs of medical or clinical administration experience).
- 2-3 years of patient scheduling or medical administrative experience in a high volume environment.
- Demonstrated ability of strong problem-solving skills.
- Ability to work in a self-directed manner while interacting with patients, health system faculty and staff, and managed care organizations.
- Proactively participates in continuous work improvement efforts including identifying ways to reduce wastes and costs.
- Experience working with a team and demonstrating excellent customer service skills.
- Ability to work independently in an ever-changing and potentially stressful environment.
- Demonstrate dependability, initiative, ability to prioritize, and ability to accept direction.
-What will make you stand out:
- Experience in scheduling medical patients or medical receptionist experience
- Reasonable knowledge of health system and department policies, procedures and regulations.
- Previous call center experience
- Experience working in a medical clinics
This position is a Full time, 40 hours Monday – Saturday. Shifts are typically 8 hours per day; however, shifts will be determined by the unit leader. Hours will range between 7:00am – 7:00pm.
Each representative will become eligible to work remotely following a series of mandatory Michigan Medicine training. Each representative will agree to adhere to all Michigan Medicine’s virtual office policies. The ability to work from home will be determined by the needs of each work location. The individual must be flexible and willing to travel to various Michigan Medicine Ambulatory Units.
This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.
Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.
U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine, by the start of the fall term on August 30, 2021. This includes those working or learning remotely. More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint websites.