Patient Experience Representative - PRN
Northeast Georgia Health System, Inc.

Gainesville, Georgia

Posted in Health and Safety

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Job Info

Northeast Georgia Health System is rooted in a foundation of improving the health of our communities.

Patient Experience Representative - Gainesville

PRN - Hours and Shifts will Vary

Job Summary:

The Patient Experience Representative provides a wide range of support services, including providing interpretation and translation activities for non-English speaking patients and families across the entire facility. Informs departmental leadership of any cultural influences that affect the care and compliance of the patient. Acts as a highly visible and accessible patient and family advocate that acts as a liaison between patients and the organization. Offers a specific channel for patients and families for information, general assistance, and referral to appropriate resources. The Patient Experience Representative will ensure a personal touch to the patient's hospitalization or outpatient service and help alleviate fears and anxieties for both patient and families, as well as be exceptionally responsive to various customer satisfaction issues.

Minimum Job Qualifications:

  • One (1) year customer service-related experience.
  • Must be bi-lingual in both English and an identified foreign language, including Sign Language.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology helpful.

Preferred Education requirements:
  • High School diploma or equivalent.

Job Specific and Unique Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Fluent oral/written communication skills in English and an identified foreign language, including sign language, and the ability to communicate effectively with patients/families, other healthcare staff, and external providers of service. Provides interpretation and translation services.
  • Ability to handle complex, timely, and confidential information with discretion and possess the ability to prioritize tasks in order to deliver high quality work, with minimal supervision, against tight time deadlines and to work confidentially and sensitively.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with computers and computer software.
  • Ability to work effectively cross-culturally.

Essential Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Renders a complete and accurate interpretation without altering, omitting, and/or adding anything to the meaning of what is stated or written. Verbal interpretation may include interpretation of profane language. Remains neutral in interpretations allowing each party to express themselves. Separates personal belief from those of the other parties.
  • Assists with interpretation of unit forms, as well as communication regarding consent forms and obtaining patient signatures. Coordinates time with staff and physicians for scheduled appointments for identified foreign language speaking patients.
  • May assist as needed or as necessary in quality control for translated documents from English to an identified foreign language.
  • Enhances customer satisfaction by actively supporting and demonstrating a customer service-oriented approach to the patient experience. Identifies opportunities for enhancing customer service and improved patient management within the diverse cultural population of the Health System.
  • Addresses culturally based miscommunication when necessary by sharing cultural information with the patient and the provider(s) when relevant to the patient's care.
  • Maintains confidentiality and respects patient privacy. Performs in a manner that respects HIPPA laws.
  • Demonstrates a positive, calm, helpful, respectful, team player attitude in situations with patients, families, physicians, and coworkers. Present a positive public relations image as caring, courteous, attentive.
  • May be required to assist Rehabilitation Therapists with transportation, preparation, and treatment of patients. Uses applicable safety measures such as safety belts, wheelchair brakes, side rails, removal of leg rests, and properly positions patient in room or treatment area. Considers patient's safety and modesty by properly draping with item such as sheet, rope, and slippers. Makes appropriate Therapist or assistant aware of any notable patient responses.
  • May be required to wipe down therapy tables, tidy and straighten gym, and perform other cleaning, sanitary, and safety duties as needed or as requested.
  • Assists other team members to accomplish their job duties. Performs data entry/retrieval and other computer activities as necessary, and accurately completes various documentation required for transactions.
  • May be required to visit new inpatients within twelve (12) hours of admission so that patients/families have adequate opportunity to express non-medical needs. Encourages patient to call representative with any concerns and maintains accurate daily logs on patient visits.
  • Provides information, general assistance, complaint resolution, and referral to appropriate resources for satisfactory solutions to each concern in a pleasant and congenial manner, communicating clearly and relating well to others. Answers questions correctly regarding hospital policies, procedures and refers patient/family to other departments as appropriate.
  • Gives continuous attention and is exceptionally responsive to patient needs. Escalates unresolved high-risk incidents to Manager.
  • Participates in training and orientation of staff members to maintain staff competency, and ensures knowledge is updated as more services/duties are added to the department. Orients and educates new employees to the department.
  • Works collaboratively with Security to inventory patient valuables from admission to discharge.
  • Participates in training and orientation of staff members to maintain staff competency and ensure knowledge is updated as more services/duties are added to Customer Care Resource Center. Orient and educate new employees to the department.
  • Attends and completes mandatory education courses as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. Due to the nature of the work setting, the individual must be able to adjust and work efficiently in a fast-paced, stressful environment with adequate capacity to perform duties with a culturally and socially diverse patient population.

Working at NGHS means being part of something special: a team invested in you as a person, an employee, and in helping you reach your goals.

NGHS: Opportunities start here.

Northeast Georgia Health System is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.

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