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Graduate Front Desk Officer at Cedarcrest Hospitals Limited

Cedarcrest Hospitals Limited was founded in Abuja in January, 2008. The hospital started as a mono specialty centre and was formerly known as Cedarcrest Orthopaedic Clinics Ltd. Within a few years the hospital expanded its scope of services and has become a leading private multispecialty hospital. The core vision of the organisation is to provide world class specialist healthcare services to patients in Nigeria and the West African sub region.

Cedarcrest Hospitals Limited currently has hospitals located in Abuja, Lagos and Niger with over one hundred (100) bed capacities without patient camps in several other cities across Nigeria. Our services and facilities span several specialities and include emergency / trauma centre, radiology diagnostic centre, prosthetic manufacturing plant, oxygen manufacturing plant, modular surgical operating theatres, gastrointestinal endoscopy suite and several other facilities that make for a modern multispecialty hospital.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Front Desk Officer

Job Code: #CL00004
Location: Victoria Island, Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time

The Role

  • Reporting to the Client Services Manager, the Front Desk Officer is responsible for basic clerical tasks such as answering phones, greeting patients and visitors, and scheduling patients appointments in a professional and timely manner.
  • The front desk officer will also provide the required paperwork to be completed by patients as well as the entering of patient details into the hospital’s database.

Responsibilities

  • Welcome, register guests/patients and attend to them in a prompt and timely manner
  • Log all registrations for the day into Microsoft Access for backup
  • Answers the phone while maintaining a polite, consistent phone manner using proper telephone etiquette.
  • Pre-admits patients by receiving bookings from physicians; confirming admitting privileges of physicians; interviewing patients; entering patient information to hospitals database.
  • Ensures patient’s arrival to hospital room or testing area by assigning patient beds; notifying nursing unit of patient’s arrival; calling volunteer to transport the patient to the assigned area.
  • Receives incoming communiques and forward to their relevant departments.
  • Provides information to the public by answering admitting procedure, hospital regulation and service inquiries of patients and the public; referring inquiries.
  • Clear corporate patients to access care by collecting a referral letter monthly where applicable.
  • Give credit limit to outpatients or staff when the credit limit officer is unavailable.
  • Make a list of consumables/items needed in the unit that is unavailable during your shift and handover to the next shift.
  • Ensure persons accompanying emergency patients to the hospital are well guided, monitored and looked after.
  • Do a check list of all unit equipment. Report any equipment issues or service downtime to the Maintenance and IT unit.
  • Facilitates patient flow by notifying the provider of patients’ arrival, being aware of delays, and communicating with patients and clinical staff
  • The front desk staff answers all calls, take appointments, screen calls and forward to the appropriate department or unit.
  • The front desk staff on duty has to be extra vigilant, report suspicious movement and should always do a 30min interval security check that has to be reported in the security checkbook.
  • Getting clearance and authorization for HMO enrolees accessing care after 5pm daily and at weekends when the desk officer is off duty.
  • Ensure all persons not required to be in the hospital leave the building by 12 midnight.
  • Comprehensive report sent at the end of the shift including logging all incidents that happen within the unit and its environs.
  • The front desk staff is to carry out all other duties as assigned to him/her including listing on-duty hospital staff.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent
  • One to two years of experience
  • Proficient with Healthcare Management Systems and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience working in a hospital is an added advantage
  • Face to face experience with customers
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Highly motivated team player willing to go the extra mile.

Special Conditions

  • Employment is contingent on passing a medical screening conducted by the hospital
  • Employee will be subject to various testing including but not limited to drug and medical testing throughout the tenure of their employment
  • Knowledge of workflow processes.

Deadline: 26th July, 2021.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter to: careers@cedarcresthospitals.com using the job title and the code as the subject of the email.

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