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Patient Liason (Clerk Typist II) - PH PT/OT Outpatient, Part-time, Rotating

Northwestern Medicine
Palos Heights
Occupational fields: 
Office and Administrative Support
Employment type: 
Part Time
Remote Position: 
Required degree level: 

At Northwestern Medicine, every patient interaction makes a difference in cultivating a positive workplace. This patient-first approach is what sets us apart as a leader in the healthcare industry. As an integral part of our team, you'll have the opportunity to join our quest for better healthcare, no matter where you work within the Northwestern Medicine system. At Northwestern Medicine, we pride ourselves on providing competitive benefits: from tuition reimbursement and loan forgiveness to 401(k) matching and lifecycle benefits, we take care of our employees. Ready to join our quest for better?

The Clerk Typist II-PHYS THPY-OP reflects the mission, vision, and values of NM, adheres to the organization's Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines, and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.

The Patient Liaison (Clerk Typist II), Rehabilitation, provides support for several departments, including, but not limited to the following; Therapy, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, EMG, and Wound Care. The Liaison is a key team member, responsible for patient scheduling, registration, insurance verification, reception and coordination of the departments. The Liaison is responsible for coordinating services and implementing administrative assignments using a variety software application (i.e. scheduling, databases, order entry).


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required, Associates Degree preferred.
  • 1-3 years of customer service experience, healthcare strongly preferred.
  • Proven good guest relations skills, engaging with patients, physicians and members of the hospital staff, occasionally in difficult situations.
  • Intermediate to advanced skills using Microsoft suite of tools, with the ability to type in excess of 40 wpm.
  • Experience using health information systems, especially Epic, for registration, scheduling and order entry is desirable.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, with the ability to stay focused while managing multiple requests.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain highly confidential information.
  • Experience working independently, under established procedures, with limited supervision.
  • Collaborative team member with a successful history of using good judgement when engaging customers, patients, physicians and other team members.
  • Strong troubleshoots skills and a service-oriented approach toward work.

Equal Opportunity
Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.

Northwestern Medicine is dedicated to providing the most advanced healthcare to the communities and patients we serve. The Northwestern Medicine clinical and administrative staff, medical and science faculty and medical students come together everyday with a shared commitment to superior quality, academic excellence, scientific discovery and patient safety.

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