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Bilingual Behavioral Health Assistant I - (Full-time, Temporary)

Company: CVCH
Location: Wenatchee
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Job Specific Competencies1. Greets and checks-in patients and visitors and performs general customer care duties in a courteous and prompt manner:a. Prepares patients for appointment with provider to include assisting them with completion of appropriate forms.b. Explains informed consent to the patient and provides them a copy.c. Reviews appropriate screening tools used and assists patient with completion if necessary.d. Maintains highest level of confidentiality for all patient health information.e. If applicable, enters patient test answers into appropriate registry with careful attention to detail.2. Coordinates and schedules daily appointments:a. Schedules patient appointments for Providers and manages all incoming referrals by fax, phone, or in EHR.b. Makes changes to the schedule as patients cancel and walk-in.c. Answers and places phone calls, taking and relaying messages to departmental staff and related departments. d. Works with Call Center agents and PSRs to coordinate and route patient requests appropriately.e. Coordinates integrated appointments with medical providers as necessary.f. Manages Provider clinical and personal outlook calendars and patient schedules in EHR.3. Provides direct clerical, coordination, and interpretation assistance to BH Providers:a. Registers new patients and collects/verifies insurance information as needed.b. Provides in-vivo English/Spanish verbal interpretation for BH Providers.c. May provide written translation as needed and appropriate for non-legal departmental forms.d. Coordinates referrals from and to community partners for continuity of patient care.e. Provides direct clerical assistance for Internship program as needed.f. Runs reports, sends letters, organizes/tracks patient information related to group services.4. Maintains Inventory:a. Inventories, orders, and stocks supplies as needed.b. Cleans and sanitizes office areas and toys at the end of each day or as needed.c. Maintains patient information on bulletin boards and brochures as needed.5. Other site-specific tasks which may be required:a. Takes patient co-pays either in cash or electronically, balances daily receipts, and manages cash-bag.b. Assists PSRs with checking-in patients for other appointment types (dental, medical) if necessary.c. Responsible for pre-verification of insurance.d. Coordinates with HIS/HIM to facilitate timely processing of records requests.General Duties and Responsibilities1. Performs other duties and tasks as assigned by supervisor.2. Expected to be prepared to start shift at scheduled time, meet attendance standards, and work the hours necessary to perform the essential functions of the job.3. Follows all safety policies and general housekeeping practices. Ensures the area and its equipment and supplies are neat, clean, safe and utilized appropriately at all times, and participates in emergency drills.4. Demonstrates sound work ethics, flexible, and shows dedication to the position and the community.5. Demonstrates a positive attitude, is respectful, and possesses cultural awareness and sensitivity toward clients and co- workers.6. Keeps customer service and the mission of the organization in mind when interacting with all clients, co-workers, and others.7. Employees are expected to embrace, support and promote the core values of respect, integrity, trust, compassion and quality which align with the CVCH mission statement through their actions and interactions with all patients, staff, and others.8. Conforms to CVCH policies and Joint Commission and HIPAA regulations.Job Specifications1. Education: High School Diploma or GED. AA degree or some college experience preferred.2. Certification/Licensure: State Certified Interpreter preferred. Medical Assistant-Registered is required if working at any CVCH Behavioral Health site in which a Psychiatric ARNP requires support. Basic Life Support (BLS) required.3. Experience: Bilingual in English/Spanish and two years office experience in a clerical setting required. Healthcare or Behavioral Health Experience preferred.4. Essential Technical/Motor Skills: Fluent written and verbal communication in English/Spanish. Knowledge of computer applications and equipment related to work. Proficient keyboarding skills and must have strong experience with Microsoft Office software. Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to analyze and solve problems. Exhibit strong customer service skills. Ability to represent the organization in a professional manner in a variety of settings, and meet people with ease. Ability to interpret and analyze informational needs. Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.5. Interpersonal Skills: Ability to initiate and perform tasks with minimal supervision. Ability to organize and prioritize. Must have caring, sensitive attitude and commitment to serve people in need, especially with behavioral health issues. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrate strong time management skills. Must work independently and establish priorities, organizing workload to complement the needs and deadlines of the organization. Demonstrated skill in developing and maintaining productive work teams. Ability to demonstrate personal integrity in all interactions.6. Essential Physical Requirements: This job is performed mostly in a typical inside, office environment. Essential physical requirements of this job include: light physical effort; repetitive motions of wrists, hands, and/or fingers; standing, walking, lifting, reaching, kneeling, bending, stooping, pushing, and pulling; frequent sitting; lifting and/or moving items up to 50 pounds, with assistance as needed; ability to read forms and computer screens and to read correspondence and other documents.7. Essential Mental Abilities: Work requires continual attention to detail in composting, typing, and proofing materials, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands. Ability to read, comprehend, and analyze documents, regulations, and policies. Ability to assess and evaluate documents to prepare and submit complete and succinct documents necessary to the job. Problem solving and analytical skills are required with a heavy emphasis on detailed analysis of information to support actions. Familiar with public managed care.8. Essential Sensory Requirements: Essential sensory requirements include the ability to: read computer keyboard, monitor, and documents; prepare and analyze documents; read extensively; see, recognize, receive and convey detailed information orally, by telephone and in person; convey accurate and detailed instructions by speaking to others in person and by telephone.9. Exposure to Hazards: Worker is subject to inside environmental conditions on a frequent basis with moderate noise. Typical working conditions found in most administrative work areas. Worker has contact with consumers and other staff and may be exposed to medical conditions presented by them.Blood/Fluid Exposure RiskCategory I1. Tasks routinely involve a potential for mucous membrane or skin contact exposure to blood, fluids or tissue. Use of personal protective equipment (PPE), when appropriate, is requiredAge Specific CompetencyPossesses knowledge and skills required to effectively care for and assist patients in the following age groups: 1. Pediatric (1 year - 12 years)2. Adolescent (12 years to 18 years)3. Adult (18 years - 65 years)4. Geriatric (65 - death)TelecommutingPosition NOT eligible for Telecommuting

Keywords: CVCH, Everett , Bilingual Behavioral Health Assistant I - (Full-time, Temporary), Other , Wenatchee, Washington

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