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Financial Counselor

Universal Health Services


Location:
KIRKLAND, WA
Date:
09/19/2017
2017-09-192017-10-18
Job Code:
238068
Universal Health Services
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Financial Counselor

Job Code:  238068
Facility: Fairfax Behavioral Health
Location: KIRKLAND, WA US
Region:
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level:  Experienced (Non-Manager)
Minimum Education Required: High School or equivalent 
Skills:  
Category: Accounting/Finance
FTE: 1.0
Position Summary:

Join Fairfax Behavioral Health today and provide help, hope, and healing. We currently have an available opportunity for a per diem Financial Counselor in our Kirkland, Washington hospital.

Job Description:

The Financial Counselor is responsible for verifying benefits and eligibility for potential and actual patient admissions, for completing the actual admission/registration process required for the patient’s admission to the hospital and for assisting in the preparation of the financial folder. The position is also responsible for providing patient financial counseling and collecting co-pays/deductibles from patients.

This position is responsible for coordinating with Intake and Utilization Review Departments and communicating appropriate information regarding benefit and coverage requirements in a timely manner to allow them to obtain timely and accurate authorization for the patient’s stay.

The Financial Counselor is responsible for identifying potential payment and risk issues, and communicating this information, to the Business Office Manager or other appropriate Hospital Manager in a timely manner. The Financial Counselor will, in all cases, assist the hospital in ensuring that the highest level of integrity and compliance with known payer requirements is maintained at all times and reflected accurately within the areas of their responsibility.

The Financial Counselor acts as a technical resource regarding all aspects of Admissions and financial counseling. The Financial Counselor is responsible for providing admissions training to other Business Office personnel and House Charges, Reception and Intake staff as needed, as well as assisting in developing appropriate policies and procedures and forms for use in the admissions office.

 
Requirements

Requirements:

A successful candidate should be a high school graduate with a minimum of two years experience in admissions and/or collections and a working knowledge of managed care and business software programs (Excel). A good understanding of insurance plans and the ability to interpret benefits and calculate copays, deductibles, and coinsurance is also very helpful.

Fairfax Behavioral Health - Kirkland:

The patient population we care for is culturally and clinically diverse, creating a stimulating and rewarding workplace. Our strong team environment and mission allow us to provide friendly services that focus on the highest quality patient care. Fairfax compensation and competitive benefits package will support and enhance a lifelong career.

The Hospital is conveniently located in Kirkland. The Hospital offers both inpatient and outpatient support services to communities throughout Western Washington.

Kirkland is located just east of Seattle, the Pacific Northwest’s largest urban center (metro population 3.25 million), with world-class arts and entertainment, a robust economy and an outstanding school system. The city hugs magnificent Puget Sound and offers magnificent mountain views to the north, east and south. Seattleites are famously fond of the outdoors, fresh seafood and good coffee.

The Kirkland Hospital is part of the Fairfax expanding network of facilities that support our continuum  of care for Behavioral Health to the greater Seattle area.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits —

Fairfax Behavioral Health offers an excellent time off plan, medical, dental, vision, employee assistance program, life and long term disability benefits and 401(k) plan for full time and part time employees. Company sponsored fitness membership discount, and no parking fees are among some of the additional benefits also available to our employees.
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Our Mission

The mission of Fairfax Behavioral Health is to provide the highest quality of patient care in response to the behavioral health care needs of our community, by focusing on the experience of our patients and families.

 About Us

Founded in the 1930’s, Fairfax has served the behavioral health needs to the Greater Puget Sound area for more than 80 years, continuously building a reputation for providing the best and most compassionate patient centered care.

Fairfax Behavioral Health operates a 157-bed, standalone psychiatric hospital, located in Kirkland, WA; composed of six units providing specialized treatment for mental health and co-occurring disorders (concurrent mental illness and substance abuse issues), as well as detoxification services for both adolescents and adults.

Fairfax also operates a 30-bed adult general psychiatric unit, located in Everett, WA on the seventh floor of the Providence Medical Center’s Pacific campus. As well as, a 34-bed unit on the campus of EvergreenHealth Monroe. Fairfax cares for both voluntarily admitted and involuntarily committed patients at all locations.


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