Reading Hospital
Patient Service Representative
At a glance
Location: US-PA-Reading Map
Posted: 10/21/2019
Closing: 11/20/2019
Degree: High School
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
Reading Hospital
Job description


Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare provider/payer system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people.

Together, our six hospitals and other entities provide a full range of medical care — from prevention, screenings and education; to the latest clinical services and surgeries available; to rehabilitation. We also offer wellness programs and public health services that ensure our communities are the healthiest they can be. Our caring, highly trained physicians and staff are committed to patient safety and patient satisfaction.

Who We Are

With more than 11,000 team members, Tower Health includes Reading Hospital, a teaching hospital based in West Reading; Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville; Chestnut Hill Hospital, a teaching hospital in Philadelphia; Jennersville Hospital in West Grove; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; and Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown. We also operate Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing and Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences, and we have a comprehensive physician network. All of our facilities participate in our partnership with the UPMC Health Plan.

Collaboration across Tower Health enables our hospitals, providers, leadership and staff to leverage best practices across the health system. Our patients benefit from access to a broad range of services — all right here in our region.


The Patient Services Representative is responsible for:

  • Patient registration
  • Scheduling
  • Customer service
  • Clerical support
  • Accepting, recording and verifying insurance information
  • Processing preauthorization requests
  • Collecting copays and account balance payments
  • Scanning documents into EMR and other administrative tasks related to the efficient operations of the department
  • Incumbents must ensure contact with patients, families, the community, vendors, coworkers and physicians is carried out in a friendly, courteous, helpful and considerate manner
  • The Patient Services Representative is also expected to complete other responsibilities in an accurate and timely manner as needed or assigned


Education Requirements
*High School Diploma or GED (Required)
2 year / Associate Degree (Preferred)

Certification and Licensure Requirements
BLS Certification (may be Preferred or Required based on departmental needs)
CPR Certification (may be Preferred or Required based on departmental needs)

Experience and Skills
1 or more years of experience using an electronic medical record and billing system (Preferred)
1 or more years of experience working in a related field or position (Preferred)

Required Skills:

  • Excellent communications skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong clerical skills
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word;
  • Strong computer navigation skills
  • Ability to type proficiently
  • Ability to utilize multi-line telephone systems,
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Work under stress
  • Work independently and accomplish daily activities with little supervision
  • Organized and detail oriented

Organizational Expectations
01. COMMITMENT TO COMPASSIONATE CARE: (a) Engages on an emotional, spiritual and intellectual
level. (b) Promotes the three levels of care in the patient experience: Competence: what I do; Courtesy: what I
say; Compassion: what I feel. (c) Places the patient first. (d) Recognizes and manages patient perceptions.
02. COMMUNICATOR: (a) Shares information openly. (b) Gives and receives constructive feedback.
03. GOAL ACHIEVER: (a) Sets reasonable, challenging goals in conjunction with manager/supervisor. (b)
Holds self accountable. (c) Takes action on performance data.
04. INNOVATOR: (a) Seeks creative ways to solve problems. (b) Turns mistakes into learning experiences.
(c) Challenges the status quo when appropriate.
05. RESOURCEFUL: (a) Uses time effectively and respects the time of others. (b) Demonstrates the ability to
‘shift gears’ quickly.
06. TEAM-ORIENTED: (a) Supports a work environment that fosters mutual respect and trust. (b) Supports a
culture of teamwork; fully communicate business issues.
07. ATTENDANCE: (a) Reports to work and leaves work at scheduled times; follows departmental
lunch/break schedules. (b) Call offs are within acceptable guidelines, follows the appropriate call off
08. COMMITMENT TO KEEP PATIENTS SAFE: (a) Follows and supports practices that keep patients free
from harm, including hand hygiene and medication safety. (b) Identifies and reports conditions that might
cause patient harm. (c) Actively participates in improving patient safety. (d) Obtain the flu vaccine each year.
Physical Requirements and Physical Demands
'According to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), it is possible that requirements may be modified to
reasonably accommodate disabled individuals. However, no accommodations will be made which may pose
serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the
1. Hearing: Adequate to perform job duties in person and over the telephone.
2. Speaking: Must be able to communicate clearly in person and over the telephone.
3. Writing: Must be able to accurately document pertinent information either by writing or typing.
4. Vision: Visual acuity adequate to perform job duties, including reading information from printed sources and
computer screens.
Continuously within shift (67-100%): Sitting.
Frequently within shift (34-68%): Standing, Walking, Reaching above head.
Occasionally within shift (1-33%): Bending, Squatting, Balancing, Pulling with force, Lift from floor level up, Lift
above shoulders/head, Lifting 20 lbs. maximum and frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to
10 lbs.
Physical Environment
May be exposed to blood borne pathogens - Low Risk
May be exposed to communicable diseases
May be exposed to moving mechanical parts
May be exposed to toxic, caustic, chemicals, and / or detergents

Patient Service Representative