Patient Access Apprentice - Admitting

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  • Sanford, ME
  • Southern Maine Health Care
  • Full Time - Rotating (Day/Evening)
  • Clerical/Administrative Support
  • Req #: 137605
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**Up to a $2,000 sign-on bonus for a full-time role!**
  • Position Summary
    • This position is the initial contact for patients with Southern Maine Medical Center, and as such must demonstrate exceptional customer service skills in all interactions.  This position has the responsibility for complete and accurate patient registration, insurance verification, medical necessity validation, identifying and collecting amounts due from the patient, entering orders, and providing for an efficient flow of clinical, administrative and clerical tasks.  Obtains patient’s signatures on consent and assignment forms and applicable insurance denial notices.  Assists with and arranges accommodations for patients with special needs.  All tasks are required to be done per established protocols and accuracy standards while demonstrating the Champions of Care expectations of Welcome, Listen and Serve. To be successful in this role, the employee must be competent, flexible, and adaptive to changes in healthcare delivery and technology.
  • Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
    • High School graduate preferred. 
    • Previous clerical health care experience preferred. Previous customer service experience required. 
    • Must complete a formal medical terminology course and customer service training within 1 year after hire. 
    • Knowledge of insurance plans and their requirements (ie: worker's compensation, managed care, Medicare/Medicaid) desired.
    • Knowledge of medical office procedures and insurance requirements
    • helpful. 
    • Must demonstrate progress in understanding insurance requirements.
    • Familiarity with medical terminology used in an individual physician practice setting is desirable. 
    • Good interpersonal skills required, with an ability to interact with patients and others, both in person and over the telephone, in a courteous, tactful, and effective manner. 
    • Customer service training a plus.
    • Strong command of the English language, must speak and write it clearly.  Ability to speak French helpful. 
    • Ability to use personal computer for on-line data entry required. 
    • Typing, faxing, copier and computer skills required.  
Current MaineHealth employees not eligible for the sign on bonus. Must be separated from MaineHealth system for 3 months to be eligible.

We offer benefits that support an individual's needs for today and flexibility to plan for tomorrow. Our package includes health and dental insurances, paid parental leave, retirement program, generous paid time off, and much more! Our comprehensive array of benefits are competitive, affordable, and include choices that meet specific, but ever changing, needs.

MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system consisting of eight local hospital systems, a comprehensive behavioral healthcare network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and over 19,000 employees. It is the largest health system in northern New England and provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire.

With a career at any of the MaineHealth locations, you’ll be working with healthcare professionals that truly value the people around them – both within the walls of the organization and the neighborhoods that surround it. We are deeply invested in the wellbeing of our communities and employees. We believe in fostering a work environment of strong commitment, compassionate caring and continuous improvement. Our care – and the science behind that care – is top rate. Join us and your abilities will be challenged and enhanced as you take your career to another level.


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