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#93995 Front Desk Specialist

Filing Deadline: Wed 6/20/2018

This is a UC San Diego Internal Recruitment open to UCSD and UCSD Health System Staff Only

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 06/18/2018 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Eligible Disability Counseling and Consulting services (DCC) or Special Selection clients should contact their Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for assistance.


Under the supervision of the Clinic Manager, the Front Desk Specialist is responsible for customer service, registration, appointment scheduling and insurance verification. Receives patients into the department of Maternal Fetal Care Genetics/ check in / registration / financial assistance / scheduling / check out patients. Answers multiple telephone lines with accuracy and clarity with emphasis placed on quality Customer Service. Adheres to the established scheduling protocols and telephone scripting and behavioral standards. Interviews customer via telephone to obtain demographic and financial information necessary to secure patient account. Completes registration for new or previously registered patients, timely and accurately. Registers bulk accounts as needed. Verifies insurance eligibility for outpatient services on all Third Party Payers. Utilizes various automated eligibility systems to obtain basic eligibility information. Communicates clearly and effectively with patient/clinic staff when services are deemed unauthorized. Advises patient of clinic deposit requirements based upon UCSD Medical Group Financial Policy. Collects co-pays etc. Researches and responds to patient basic billing inquiries, assists with resolution of minor billing problems. Refers patient to appropriate agency/resource for financial assistance. Refers patient to alternate source of healthcare when appropriate. Maintains workstation in an organized manner as outlines by management to facilitate efficient and effective retrieval of information. Reads and adheres to policy changes within Registration and Scheduling. Attends and actively participates in staff meetings, sharing information and ideas with co-workers to maintain and environment conducive to learning and supports cohesive team atmosphere.


  • Three (3) years of relevant experience.
  • Previous directly related Call Center and Front Desk experience in a large complex healthcare setting.
  • Knowledge of third-party payors including federal, state and private health plans.
  • Experience with patient check-in and cash handling.
  • Experience updating Registration.
  • Possess demonstrates problem solving ability by using good judgment and applying these skills to assist customers and ensure customers' expectations are met.
  • Possess demonstrated computer skills and be able to work between multiple systems during calls.
  • Possess excellent customer service skills.


  • Radiant experience.
  • EPIC trained and OB/Perinatology/Radiology scheduling experience.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish.


  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

Applications/Resumes are accepted for current job openings only. For full consideration on any job, applications must be received prior to the initial closing date. If a job has an extended deadline, applications/resumes will be considered during the extension period; however, a job may be filled before the extended date is reached.

UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit smokefree.ucsd.edu for more information.

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Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri


As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.