Assistant, Dental Member in Clackamas

Full-time @Kaiser Permanente in Healthcare
  • Clackamas, Oregon View on Map
  • Apply Before : December 8, 2022

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Position : Assistant, Dental Member

Location :  Clackamas, Oregon

Job Type : Full-time

Job details:

Description: Under the direct supervision of the Dental Office Manager/Dental Contact Center Supervisor, or their delegate, facilitate a timely and orderly process of serving the patient from appointment and provider scheduling to completion of office visit information.  Assist other staff functions in support of members- needs.

Essential Functions:
– All Dental Facilities:
– Effectively communicate w/ members&other office employees.
– Provide&request information of other departments&external firms.
– Assist other staff members&providers as needed to ensure orderly&efficient patient care.
– Explain to patients how they can get various information, e.g., our Information Center, their benefits office, etc.
– Represent Kaiser Permanente in a positive manner.
– Dental Offices Only:
– Receive patients during check-in&check-out process.
– Maintain current daily schedule.  Document arrivals, cancellations, reschedules, etc.
– Instruct new patients to fill out Health Questionnaire&Personal Data Form.
– Verify personal data on Visit Slip.  Update computer if personal data is incorrect.
– Determine, explain&collect all frees for services rendered in accord w/ the individual patient-s benefits, the Program-s published fee schedule,&the cash handling policy.
– Check reception area periodically to assure prompt attention for all patients.
– Collect&review visit slips for proper completion&patients- treatment status.  Confirm future appointments.  Enter all visit slip data into the computer regarding treatment that was done, what was paid, billed, or waived,&further treatment that is needed.
– Schedule patients- appointments w/ providers.
– Schedule initial&return appointments according to established guidelines.
– Cancel&reschedule appointments as necessary.
– Answer staff questions regarding daily schedule.  Relay pertinent information that may affect treatment or patient flow.
– Verify the printed schedule against the computer to double check for errors.
– Ensure all dental records are available according to updated printed schedule.  Respond to chart requests made throughout the day.
– Screen requests for emergency schedules&appointments according to established guidelines.  Notify auxiliary staff of emergency.
– Respond to OPD-requests&route them to appropriate personnel.
– Complete missing visit slip report.  Ensure all visit slips are accounted for.
– Receive calls for office staff.  Take&relay messages according to office policy.
– Assist in maintaining a clean&neat reception area&lounge.
– Check, bundle&return records to Dental Record Center.  Complete a retained chart form for any charts held at facility.
– Balance cash drawer, complete bank deposit&perform other cash duties.
– In the event of an emergency, respond in accordance w/ established emergency guidelines.
– Answer Health Record Pull General Update (HPGU)&send charts to other clinics as necessary.
– Inventory business office supplies&forms.
– Perform other duties as assigned by the Dental Office Mgr
Dental Contact Center/Staff Scheduling Center Only:
– Schedule patient appointments.
– Maintain awareness of department performance targets&strive to continually meet them.
– Receive patient telephone calls&schedule initial&return appointments according to established guidelines and/or existing treatment plans.
– Confirm, cancel or reschedule appointments as requested.
– Screen requests for emergency care&schedule according to guidelines.
– Relay pertinent information regarding same day appointments to individual facilities according to established guidelines.
– Initiate chart requests for forwarding to providers, for urgent need patients.
– Maintain thorough knowledge of provider scheduling protocols.
– Respond helpfully to dental office staff regarding appointment schedules.
– Performs other duties as assigned by the Dental Contact Center Supervisor/Lead Person.

Basic Qualifications:


• Two (2) years of health care/dental care OR two (2) years of cash handling and/or customer service experience in a high volume customer service environment.


• High school diploma or GED.

License, Certification, Registration

• N/A.


Additional Requirements:

• Excellent verbal and written English communication skills.

• Excellent organizational skills, flexibility and ability to switch tasks frequently.

• Professional telephone and patient reception manner.

• Final candidates will need to complete the contact Center Simulation assessment with minimum competency score of fiftieth (50th) percentile or higher.


Preferred Qualifications:

• Two (2) years of dental office experience.

• Dental office and computer skills.



• May cover Glisan, Johnson Creek, Rockwood, Gresham, East Moreland and Oregon City Dental Offices.

• Variable shift Saturday.


Other Details

Primary Location: Oregon,Clackamas,Clackamas Dental Offices

Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40

Shift: Day

Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Working Hours Start: 06:30 AM

Working Hours End: 06:00 PM

Job Schedule: Full-time

Job Type: Standard

Employee Status: Regular

Employee Group/Union Affiliation: W06|SEIU|Local 49

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Department: Clackamas Dental – Reception/Cashier-Eve – 1008

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

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.


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