Referral Management Specialist

Medical University of South Carolina

Job Description

The Referral Management Specialist reports to the Patient Access Scheduling Supervisor. Under general supervision, the Referral Management Specialist serves as the initial point of contact for individuals and referring physicians seeking access and referral information for medical care at MUSC. This position facilitates the referral process and schedules appointments for multiple specialties and primary care physicians in a call center environment utilizing an automated scheduling system. This role triages patient calls according to established algorithms, answers questions, resolves issues and refers to appropriate clinical team for clinical issues as appropriate. This position performs quality data collection of accurate information including demographic, physician, insurance, employment, next of kin, emergency contacts and other miscellaneous information needed to complete the patient's information. This role performs activities to ensure effective operations of the clinics, while enhancing the revenue cycle and providing the highest level of customer service


A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university; or a high school diploma or equivalent (GED) and two years experience in a Medical Office, Call Center, and/or customer service business environment required. The ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple tasks in a busy environment necessary. Extensive experience with computers and technology including Windows, Excel, and Intranet/Internet navigation tools, as well as system content, essential. Strong demonstrated verbal, written, problem solving and presentation skills. Ability to work in self-directed manner while interacting with customers, physicians and departmental partners.

Required Licensure, Certifications, Registrations: n/a

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

Physical Requirements: Ability to perform job functions while standing. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions while sitting. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions while walking. (Frequent) Ability to climb stairs. (Infrequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work from elevated areas. (Frequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Infrequent) Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent) Ability to bend at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent) Ability to reach in all directions. (Frequent) Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous) Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous) Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 15 lbs. unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift/lower objects 15 lbs. from/to floor from/to 36 inches unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift from 36 inches to overhead 15 lbs. (Infrequent) Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected, in one eye or with both eyes. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand or at a distance. (Continuous) Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous) (Selected Positions) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous) Ability to work in a latex safe environment. (Continuous) *Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Frequent) *(Selected Positions) *Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Frequent) *(Selected Positions) *Ability to be qualified physically for respirator use, initially and as required. (Continuous) (Selected Positions)

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