Patient Representative – 3rd Shift | The James Cancer Hospital

  • Full Time
  • Company: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
  • Columbus, OH, USA

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Job Title

Patient Representative – 3rd Shift | The James Cancer Hospital

Department

Scope of Position

The Ohio State University Medical Center is committed to enhancing the quality of care provided to patients and families. This position is responsible for providing family support, education, mediation/issue resolution, project support, and patient information in the public spaces so that optimal quality and communication can be achieved. This position supports the development, implementation and coordination of programs and services that promote positive patient relations and patient/family satisfaction including promoting customer service behaviors.

Position Summary

Through personal interaction with families and visitors, collaboration with volunteers, and connections with other OSUMC services, the Patient Representative provides information, visitation, physical comfort, and emotional support. The Patient Representative functions include responding to family and visitor concerns through empathetic verbal communication skills. The Patient Representative provides proactive customer service interventions by anticipating the needs and feelings of families and visitors. The Patient Representative utilizes, as necessary, interpersonal, diplomacy, and conflict management skills, and service recovery approaches. Effective and timely communication is the primary tool and goal of the Patient Representative. Because the lobby and visitor lounge environment can sometimes become overwhelming and confusing to families and visitors, the Patient Representative, actively communicates family issues, questions, and concerns; regular rounding, and facilitates communication and updates to families and visitors. The Patient Representative will be responsible for providing important non-clinical information to families and visitors.

Minimum Education Required

HS Graduate or Equivalent or equivalent combination of education and experience

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred

Required Qualifications

Must be available to work 3rd Shift Hours at The James Cancer Hospital
Experience equivalent to 2 years of full-time employment in a clinical or critical care area role preferred
Evidence of customer service skills/training and ability to collaborate with a variety of individuals across the organization
Evidence of highly refined interpersonal skills, skills in conflict resolution, problem solving, program planning, and writing and verbal communication skills

Our Comprehensive Employee Benefits Include

An array of retirement plan options, each with a generous employer contribution.
Affordable health insurance options, including dental, vision and prescription coverage that begin on day one.
Paid vacation and sick leave, including short and long-term disability and paid parental leave.
Tuition assistance
And much more!

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