Appointment Center Service Representative

Kaiser Permanente, El Cajon, CA, Openings : 1,
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Job Description : Job Summary:

This position provides high level member assistance by scheduling various appointments requested, transferring calls appropriately, composing messages and providing general information.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Upholds Kaiser Permanentes Policies and Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities and applicable state, federal and local laws.
  • Operates in a high volume, high structured Appointment Center environment by constantly responding to incoming calls.
  • Works in a personal computer environment with multiple departments.
  • Uses guidelines and protocols for multiple departments to best meet member needs.
  • Determines the type of appointment requested or needed, reviews scheduling mix of various physicians/providers, and then makes appointment utilizing appropriate guidelines.
  • Prioritizes member needs and offers alternatives to members when appropriate.
  • Utilizes superior customer service skills to provide service to members when diffusing difficult member encounters.
  • Uses tact and diplomacy in handling difficult interactions with members.
  • Determines if calls are urgent or emergent by listening to the member, following established guidelines and then transferring the call to the appropriate department for immediate resolution.
  • Composes messages for physicians/providers, registered nurses and other medical staff based on member requests.
  • Responds in a courteous and professional manner to general questions, using on-line databases to provide information to any member or other personnel calling the center.
  • Identifies ways to improve quality of service to members and recommends steps used to accomplish these changes.
  • Must perform all of the above duties while meeting established standards of performance for quality and productivity.
  • Performs clerical duties which may include assigning new members a primary care physician, calling patients and booking appointments for specialty appointments, calling members to cancel and reschedule appointments.
  • Assume other activities and responsibilities from time to time as directed.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Two or more of the following: One year of customer service experience. One year of personal computer experience.
  • Successful completion of the Call Center Simulation Test
  • As part of applicant process, must take Proofreading Assessment for non KP employees only.
  • Per the National Agreement, current KP Coalition employees have this experience requirement waived.

  • High school graduate or equivalent.

License, Certification, Registration
  • N/A

Additional Requirements:
  • Must be able to read and write English.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of medical terminology.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • N/A


  • Mon – Fri, with rotating weekends
PrimaryLocation : California,El Cajon,El Cajon Call Center HoursPerWeek : 40 Shift : Day Workdays : Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat WorkingHoursStart : 10:30 AM WorkingHoursEnd : 07:00 PM Job Schedule : Full-time Job Type : Standard Employee Status : Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation : B09|OPEIU|Local 30 Job Level : Entry Level Job Category : Administrative &amp Support Services Department : Bostonia MOB – Appointment Services-Same Day – 0806 Travel : No
Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.
Last Date For Apply: 2024-06-12 00:00:00 Job Type : FULL_TIME, Employment Type : FULL_TIMEApply Here