Admissions Specialist

Admission Specialist

Department: Administrative  Job Status: Full-time

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt  Reports to: Administrative Support Manager

Amount of Travel Required: Occasional  Positions Supervised: None

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday

Position Summary:

The Admission Specialist receives initial requests for services.  Conducting a brief interview to determine appropriateness of request, the Admission Specialist coordinates access to Agency services, including scheduling, insurance benefit checks, and efficient documentation, along with associated administrative and clerical support functions.  The client and family meet with the Admission Specialist at the initial appointment to register and finalize financial information.  The Admission Specialist is a member of the Administrative Support Team (AST) and provides support and services to the AST, as needed. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Receive initial requests for services and determine appropriateness.
  • Coordinate access to services, including insurance benefit checks and other financial processes.
  • Sets up Payors correctly in the computer system.
  • Schedule and document services.
  • Meet with the client and family for registration process.
  • Monitor Contact Screens by Provider for "Pending" Admissions and follow-up.
  • Enters data into the Client's EMR, such as demographics, payors, etc., in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Handles mailings and other support services, as requested.
  • Closes client charts.
  • Completes contract services follow-up.
  • Maintains appropriate channels of communication with Agency staff.
  • Provides Administrative Support Team coverage as needed.
  • All other duties as assigned by the Administrative Support Team Manager or Director of Risk Management & Support Services.
  • Comply with Family Service and Guidance Center policies and procedures; take appropriate action to correct any obvious unsafe conditions.
  • Travel between office locations may be required.


POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Licensure:

  • HS Diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Must successfully pass the KBI and SRS Central Registry background investigations and all applicable background checks.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license, a good driving record, current auto insurance and reliable transportation. 

  Experience:

  • Must have outstanding human relations skills.
  • Must have exceptional verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work with all professional levels of employment.
  • Must be able to demonstrate flexibility, along with good organizational and time management skills.
  • Dependability and demonstrated ability to assume responsibility with minimal supervision is essential.
  • Must have experience using personal computers, proficiency in Microsoft Office Products desirable.
  • Required ability to maintain confidential material.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Effective communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Customer focused (internal and external)
  • Team oriented and ability to get along with others
  • Excellent listening skills
  • Accountability
  • Reliability
  • Trust/Integrity
  • Demonstrates adaptability/flexibility
  • Developed time management skills
  • Developed organizational skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite with ability to learn other software programs as necessary including Electronic Medical Record (EMR)
  • Relationship building
  • Problem solving
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in work
  • Ability to be collaborative
  • Open to learning and accepting feedback
  • Ability to maintain appropriate boundaries and confidentiality
  • Strengths based
  • Family centered
  • Community based
  • Culturally respectful

PHYSCIAL DEMANDS

N (Not Applicable) Activity is not applicable to this position.

O (Occasionally) Position requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0-2.5 hrs/day)

F (Frequently) Position requires this activity from 33%-66% of the time (2.5-5.5 hrs/day)

C (Constantly) Position requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5 hrs/day)

Physical Demands       Lift/Carry

Stand (O)    10 lbs. or less (F) 

Walk (O) 11-20 lbs. (F) 

Sit (F)   21-50 lbs. (O) 

Manually Manipulate (O)    51-100 lbs.  (N) 

Reach Outward (O) Over 100 lbs.  (N) 

Reach Above Shoulder (O) 

Climb (N)       Push/Pull

Crawl (N)  12 lbs. or less (O) 

Squat or Kneel (O)  26-40 lbs. (O) 

Bend (O)  41-100 lbs. (N)   

Other Physical Requirements:

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Minimal risk of exposure to aggressive and/or acting out (verbal and physical) children and youth. Position requires long periods of sitting, continual use of the keyboard and personal computer and/or speaking on the telephone.  Ability to perform duties as required in a fast-paced office environment. 

The company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Supervisors as deemed appropriate may assign additional functions and requirements. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the company reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the company may deem appropriate