Patient Access Lead – Call Center

Job title: Patient Access Lead – Call Center

Company: Stony Brook Medicine

Job description: Position Summary


At Stony Brook Medicine, our Patient Access Representatives are responsible for completing varied, diverse and specialized duties to support the Revenue Cycle, Compliance and Patient Experience by accurately and efficiently completing tasks in areas of Registration, Financial Screening and Verification, and patient throughput. Qualified candidates will demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills, knowledge and understanding of patient care and effectively respond to changing patient needs by making decisions based on ethical principles and adhering to our high standard of excellence.

The Patient Access Lead Representative assigned to the Call Center is a key member of the Patient Access Services team, serving as scheduling/pre-registration team super user, working with the Supervisor to ensure productivity and quality standards are met consistently. Concurrently assists with timely completion of scheduling and/or pre-registration tasks.

The Lead representative assumes delegated responsibilities in the absences of the Supervisor, and duties of a Patient Access Call Center Lead Representative may include the following, but are not limited to:

  • Assists Supervisor in evaluating patient scheduling and pre-registration issues; responsible for communicating resolution steps or changes in work effort to appropriate staff.
  • Work directly with staff to ensure workflow consistency and routine compliance with departmental and hospital policy and procedures.
  • Provide positive guidance and direction to staff on matters of scheduling/pre-registration protocols and process flows. Identifies and communicates staff development needs to Supervisor and provides training or re-education support.
  • Evaluate patient experience or internal stakeholder satisfaction issues and escalate to Supervisor / Sr. Manager as necessary.
  • Models excellent communication and interpersonal skills in interactions with patients, staff and enterprise stakeholders.
  • Coordinates work assignments for call center staff in collaboration with Supervisor.
  • Contribute staff performance input to Supervisor to support evaluation processes.
  • Utilize work lists, reports, dedicated mailboxes and other resources to monitor productivity and registration quality. Adjust staff assignments to meet changing demands.
  • Demonstrates a positive organizational attitude and commitment to patient experience. Maintains respectful and compassionate demeanor and provides high-quality patient centered care.

The selected candidate will be required to work some holidays and will be scheduled to work every other weekend. The schedule/pass days are subject to change.



  • Associate’s Degree and one year of working experience in healthcare or related industry with demonstrated experience in billing, collections, customer service.
  • In lieu of Degree, a minimum of 3 years of experience in healthcare revenue cycle or related industry with demonstrated excellence working in billing, collections, customer service, ideally within a call center customer service model.
  • Demonstrated excellence in verbal and written communication, computing and multi-tasking skills. Candidate must demonstrate experience and expertise in speaking with customers and can work well with persons who are under stress (such as sick patients and their distressed family members).


  • Bilingual in English and Spanish.
  • Familiarity with medical insurance benefits, demonstrated through experience with EMR computerized registration / Financial / IT systems.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology.
  • Previous experience as a patient access representative at a Medical Center is preferred.
  • Experience using Cerner Enterprise Wide Scheduling strongly preferred.

Special Notes: Resume/CV should be included with the online application.

Posting Overview: This position will remain posted until filled or for a maximum of 90 days. An initial review of all applicants will occur two weeks from the posting date. Candidates are advised on the application that for full consideration, applications must be received before the initial review date (which is within two weeks of the posting date).

If within the initial review no candidate was selected to fill the position posted, additional applications will be considered for the posted position; however, the posting will close once a finalist is identified, and at minimal, two weeks after the initial posting date. Please note, that if no candidate were identified and hired within 90 days from initial posting, the posting would close for review, and possibly reposted at a later date.

  • Stony Brook Medicine is a smoke free environment. Smoking is strictly prohibited anywhere on campus, including parking lots and outdoor areas on the premises.
  • All Hospital positions maybe subject to changes in pass days and shifts as necessary.
  • This position may require the wearing of respiratory protection, which may prohibit the wearing of facial hair.
  • This function/position maybe designated as “essential.” This means that when the Hospital is faced with an institutional emergency, employees in such positions may be required to remain at their work location or to report to work to protect, recover, and continue operations at Stony Brook Medicine, Stony Brook University Hospital and related facilities.

Prior to start date, the selected candidate must meet the following requirements:

  • Successfully complete pre-employment physical examination and obtain medical clearance from Stony Brook Medicine’s Employee Health Services*
  • Complete electronic reference check with a minimum of three (3) professional references.
  • Successfully complete a 4 panel drug screen*
  • Meet Regulatory Requirements for pre employment screenings.
  • Provide a copy of any required New York State license(s)/certificate(s).

Failure to comply with any of the above requirements could result in a delayed start date and/or revocation of the employment offer.

*The hiring department will be responsible for any fee incurred for examination.


Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

If you need a disability-related accommodation, please call the University Office of Equity and Access at (631)632-6280.

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Stony Brook University Hospital, consistent with our shared core values and our intent to achieve excellence, remains dedicated to supporting healthier and more resilient communities, both locally and globally.

Anticipated Pay Range:

The starting salary for this position has been established as – $49,571 / year.

The above salary range (or hiring range) represents SBUH’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

In addition, all UUP positions have an additional $3,087

Your total compensation goes beyond the number in your paycheck. SBUH provides generous leave, health plans, and state pension that add to your bottom line.

Expected salary: $49571 per year

Location: Commack, NY – Stony Brook, NY

Job date: Thu, 14 Mar 2024 03:44:50 GMT

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