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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Sr Mgr, Patient Access Ops in Atlanta, Georgia



  • Responsible for oversight and management of clinical access operations.

  • Analyzes and plans organizational systems and processes and makes recommendations for improvements in patient access.

  • Leads the implementation of solutions.

  • Leads activities related to operational analysis, financial analysis, and/or process improvement initiatives.

  • Provides direct operational oversight, financial leadership, critical thinking, strategy development, and accountability for the daily execution of patient access operations.

  • Recognizes and implements solutions in an effort to rectify patient access to care deficiencies, applies PASS principles and methodologies.

  • Proactively manages physician scheduling to reduce patient appointment wait time and improve patient access throughout.

  • Assure visit types are optimized and followed.

  • Assure all appoint slots are utilized appropriately.

  • Manage overbooks appropriately to minimize impact on scheduled patients.

  • Assure physician schedules contain 210 minutes sessions and do not deviate from PASS standards.

  • Maintain knowledge base of outpatient scheduling requirements and procedures.

  • Implements PASS initiatives at a system-wide level.

  • Work directly with physicians to improve patient access to care.

  • Managers staff and employee performance.

  • Plans, assigns and directs work.

  • Provides ongoing performance feedback, addresses problems, orients and trains new employees and resolves human resource related issues.

  • Collaborates closely with call center manager to ensure continuous open communication about clinical operations that affect the call center operations.

  • Communicates and coordinates between PASS and Clinical section to support the implementation of operational changes and new initiatives that will improve the patient experience and achieve project goals.

  • Interprets, ensures and facilitates information exchange to Sections and promotes open communication with Section staff.

  • Analyzes and prepares appropriate response and action to problems as they are identified.

  • Reports issues to section administrators and PASS leadership as identified.

  • Collaborates with all team members to promote compliance with The Emory Clinic patient scheduling procedures, and establish uniform application of policy.

  • Proactively manages access scorecard, including 3rd next, No-show, room utilization, and appointment utilization, and identifies trends.

  • Works with the section administrators to develop and implement action plan to address trends as appropriate.

  • Monitor and act on the master scheduling audit tool (bumps/cancels/sign-offs on scheduling changes, etc. Monitor and act on the appointment utilization capacity report. Monitor and act on physician clinical commitment.

  • Monitor and act on Press Ganey scores and drivers.

  • Create and compile management reports as requested.

  • Lead and direct new system module review and implementation.

  • Implement and monitor department budget to ensure compliance with fiscal requirements.

  • Plans, administers and monitors the operations and personnel budgets.

  • Regularly reviews year to date expenditures and implements corrective action as necessary.

  • Keep current on insurance regulations, managed care contracts billing regulations, coding and fee schedules.

  • Ensure assigned staff understand insurance regulations, coding and fee schedules.

  • Performs other related duties as required.


  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, finance, healthcare administration or related field.. Master's degree preferred.

  • Four years of experience in healthcare operations required, preferably in patient access.

  • Minimum requirement of 2 years supervisory/manager experience.

  • Demonstrated skills in critical thinking and innovative problem solving.

  • Demonstrated strength in customer service skills for internal and external customers.

  • Demonstrated skills in human relations, time management, oral and written communications.

  • Demonstrated computer skills.

  • The combination of education and experience may be considered in lieu of experience.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: (Light); 11-20 lbs ,0-33% of the workday (occasionally); 01-10 lbs 34-66% of the workday (frequently) Negligible 67-100% of the workday (constantly), Lifting 20 lbs max, Carrying of objects up to 10 lbs, Occasional to frequent standing & walking; Occasional to frequent sitting; close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing); Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock, Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation, Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

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Division Emory Univ Hosp-Midtown

Campus Location Atlanta, GA, 30322

Campus Location US-GA-Atlanta

Department EHM WCI Shared Service

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Job Number 94727

Job Category Clerical & Administrative

Schedule 8a-5p

Standard Hours 40 Hours

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