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Trinity Health ONSITE Patient Registration Rep I - MULTIPLE SHIFTS & LOCATIONS in WEST DES MOINES, Iowa

Employment Type:

Full time



Performs outpatient and inpatient registrations including financial clearance tasks and functions. Collects patient financial liability payments, provides general information to hospital users, patients, families, and physician offices. Ensures that patients meet financial requirements including Medicare medical necessity, payer pre-certifications and referrals. Provides excellent patient focused customer service and communicates effectively to service delivery areas to maximize patient flow and customer service.










  • High energy

  • Work well in high volume environment

  • Aligning to the Trinity Health Mission, Vision, and Core Values


  • Knows, understands, incorporates, and demonstrates the Trinity Health Mission, Vision, and Values in behaviors, practices, and decisions.

  • Greets patients upon their arrival and enters patient into patient tracking system; distributes patient information according to hospital policy and compliance regulations. Obtains State issued photo ID.

  • Identifies and selects the correct medical record number for patients already listed in the hospital database (master patient index) or creates a new medical record number for unlisted/new patients. Validates and enters patient demographic information and primary care physician information into the hospital information system. Reviews information for accuracy

  • Understands the requirements of various insurance payers including capitation services and obtains insurance referrals, insurance forms, patient financial responsibility forms, and insurance cards. Maintains knowledge of insurance requirements communicated by email, memorandum, educational opportunities, and in-services. Verifies patient insurance and eligibility/benefits at registration, at patient type change and when required.

  • Verifies physician scripts for completion and according to policy following up as needed for invalid or incomplete scripts including converting ED registration level of care/status changes to inpatient or observation.

  • Understands the basics of coding diagnoses and procedures as required for insurance authorizations and Medicare compliance. Utilizes online program for Medicare compliance, checking for diagnosis codes that correlate to testing ordered by physician. Obtains consents for Advance Beneficiary Notices (ABN) when required by Medicare.

  • Utilizes system generated Work Alerts and Work Queues to identify any omissions or errors. Resolves all identified omissions and / or errors within 72 hours of admission.

  • Collects self-pay deposits, co-payments, and deductibles from patients. Identifies any outstanding prior balances from previous visits, notifies patients during financial discussion and requests payment.

  • Posts all patient payments into hospital system, provides patient/family member with receipt. Follows department / hospital policies and procedures for handling and safeguarding monies and reconciles all point of service payments at end of shift and deposits with Cashier.

  • Assists and provides information to patients or guarantors on Financial Assistance. Refers to financial counseling as needed. Distributes information on the No Surprises Act according to policy.

  • Explains and obtains legal signatures from the patient or legal guardian on consents for treatment, level of care/status change as required by Federal and State law and payments.

  • Assures Admission or Observation paperwork is available and transported to the correct Nursing Unit per policy.

  • Scans all consents, cards, scripts into document imaging system. Bands patient with wristband as per department policy.

  • Coordinates with the Clinical Team as necessary to assure patient safety and efficient service delivery.

  • Provides flexibility to serve in any outpatient registration area that requires additional support to maximize patient flow and excellence in customer service.

  • Understands downtime and disaster protocols and when necessary, implements and utilizes organizational and departmental procedures.

  • Manages time effectively to perform complete registrations while meeting departmental productivity standards in compliance with system productivity policies.

  • Maintains high attention to detail by reviewing all work for completeness and accuracy in compliance with system quality assurance policies. Completes registrations to meet department accuracy standards for error-free work.

  • Participates and completes all assigned educational and skills development activities as assigned.

  • Participates in department or individual performance improvement initiatives as assigned or directed by manager and necessary day-to-day tasks aimed at ensuring departmental metric performance.

  • Other duties as needed and assigned by the manager.

  • Must possess the ability to comply with Trinity Health policies and procedures. Must be comfortable operating in a collaborative, shared leadership environment.

  • Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and local laws and regulations, Trinity Health’s Integrity and Compliance Program and Code of Conduct, as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical, and professional behavior.


  • High school diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience Minimum of one (1) year experience of patient access functions working within a hospital or clinic environment. Experience in a complex, multi-site environment preferred.

  • HFMA CRCR or NAHAM CHAA required within one (1) year of hire.

  • Minimum of one (1) year hospital registration experience and competency.

  • Medical terminology and knowledge of diagnostic and procedural coding.

  • Knowledge and experience of -insurance verification with the ability to explain benefits, secure necessary authorizations.

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize needs to meet required timelines.

  • Customer service experience.

  • Strong clerical and computer skills.

  • Basic understanding of Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills are necessary in dealing with peers, internal and external customers.

  • Accuracy, attentiveness to detail and time management skills.

  • Willingness to learn other registration related tasks and functions in or outside of their hired team to ensure operational demands are met.

  • Must be comfortable operating in a collaborative, shared leadership environment.

  • Must possess a personal presence that is characterized by a sense of honesty, integrity, and caring with the ability to inspire and motivate others to promote the philosophy, mission, vision, goals, and values of Trinity Health.


  • This position operates in a typical office environment. The area is well lit, temperature controlled and free from hazards.

  • Incumbent communicates frequently, in person and over the phone, with people in all locations on support issues.

  • Manual dexterity is needed in order to operate a keyboard, repetitive actions, fine manipulations and simple grasping. Speech and hearing is needed for extensive telephone and in person communication.

  • Ability to see at near visual acuity. The incumbent is subject to eyestrain due to the many hours spent looking at a CRT screen. The noise level is low to moderate.

  • Must be able to set and organize own work priorities and adapt to them as they change frequently.

  • Must be able to work concurrently on a variety of tasks/projects in an environment that may be stressful with individuals having diverse personalities and work styles.

  • In a normal workday, colleague must be able to sit and walk throughout the day.

  • Job requires occasional lifting/carrying approximately 15 pounds and / or pushing patients in wheelchair up to 440 pounds.

  • Must possess the ability to comply with Trinity Health policies and procedures.

  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties so assigned.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is one of the largest not-for-profit, Catholic healthcare systems in the nation. Built on the foundation of our Mission and Core Values, we integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion in all that we do. Our colleagues have different lived experiences, customs, abilities, and talents. Together, we become our best selves. A diverse and inclusive workforce provides the most accessible and equitable care for those we serve. Trinity Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by law.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

EOE including disability/veteran