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Company: UchicagoMedicine
Location: Tinley Park, IL
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Practice Lead

UChicago Medicine Care Network

Location: Joliet

Specialty: Rheumatology Clinic

Shift: Full-Time (1.0) / First-Shift / 12-Hr Shifts

Job Summary

The Practice Lead will support the day to day operations, ensure appropriate staffing coverage and perform any of the related roles for scheduling, reception and check out. The Practice Lead, UCM Care Network, will ensure that the practice is professional in appearance and all reception, rooming and check out processes are effective, efficient and incorporate all applicable service standards. The Practice Lead will address patient concerns and participate in gathering information on customers' perceptions and preferences. The Practice Lead will work closely with the Practice Manager to establish and implement policies, objectives and procedures, and perform other programmatic responsibilities as assigned.

Essential Job Functions

  • Closely supervise and perform the daily activities of the front and back office staff and ensure that staffing is appropriate to support the patient flow and customer service needs of the Practice
  • Manage the reception and scheduling processes to ensure that staff are efficient and effective and incorporating all applicable service standards. Monitor patient wait times and flow
  • Work closely with the clinical staff to ensure that patients are roomed in a timely manner and special needs are recognized and addressed
  • Manage the checkout process to ensure that staff and processes are efficient and effective and incorporate all applicable service standards. Ensure that staff are routinely collecting co-payments and/or making plans to resolve outstanding balances, scheduling follow-up appointments, providing the after-visit summary, and asking the patient if they need any additional assistance
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of all front and back office positions including the Receptionist, Schedulers and Patient Service Representative
  • Manages physicians' templates in automated scheduling system to ensure physician and patient satisfaction with scheduling process
  • Ensure that patient arrival times are noted in the computer system and necessary paperwork is distributed, and patients are informed of wait times. Ensure that the staff indicates the time of checkout in the computer system
  • Serve as a contact and representative of the Practice for all customer service issues, including but not limited to those related to scheduling, medical records, insurance coverage, referrals and patient complaints. Resolve such issues promptly
  • Support the clinical staff and physicians regarding clinical care initiatives and processes including those related to quality and safety, compliance and risk issues and the proper utilization and maintenance of all medical equipment and instruments
  • Work closely with the Practice Manager to manage any activities related to recruiting, hiring, orienting, training, and payroll. Comply with all UCMC policies and procedures
  • Performs basic office duties and other duties assigned


  • Associates degree in related field; Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Clinical license preferred - RN, LPN, or Medical Assistant
  • 5+ years of experience in healthcare and customer service, ideally in an ambulatory practice
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with patients, physicians, management, staff and other customers
  • Exceptional customer service skills including the ability to use independent thinking, sound judgment and creativity when resolving customer issues
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities and effectively handle challenging situations
  • Excellent verbal and written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to use personal computers and select software applications including Epic

Why Join Us?

The University of Chicago Medicine Care Network is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, civil union status, national origin, ancestry, age, parental status, disabled status, veteran status, or any other legally protected classification, in accordance with applicable law.

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