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Supervisor Ambulatory Access Center

Job ID: 214697
Category: Management/Leadership
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States

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Job Title: Supervisor Ambulatory Access Center
Department: Access Center
Location: Centre Square West Tower - 1500 Market Street
Entity: CPUP
Hours: Mon-Fri per department needs


  • Responsible for all aspects of individual Practice Queues, including customer and patient satisfaction, personnel management, quality management, change management, and workforce planning and staff development. Responsible for proactively collaborating with Manager, administrative and practice leadership for their individual Practice Queues on an ongoing basis, to ensure each parties' needs are met, to troubleshoot issues as needed, and to plan for and address practice changes that impact scheduling processes or call volume. Responsible for ensuring that all areas within their individual Practice Queues achieve agreed upon practice specific and CPUP overall performance and service targets. This includes proactively diagnosing root causes when areas are not achieving performance and service targets, defining and implementing action steps to achieve improved performance, and communicating with the Manager, administrative and practice leadership for their individual Practice Queues on an ongoing basis. Responsible for proactively communicating with the Manager regarding status of operations, potential issues that may arise, a plan to resolve issues, and leveraging the scheduling expertise in the CPUP Ambulatory Access Center. Collaborates with the Senior Management team to ensure staffing needs are met as well as productivity guidelines are followed. Prepare reports for Manager on departmental activities, which include staff productivity, Individual queue performance, attendance and behavioral statistics and project updates. Coordinates monthly/daily staff departments meetings. Responsible for Quality Assurance for designated departments. Must provide assistance with day to day responsibilities regarding answering incoming patient calls, practice reports, MPM messages and voice mailbox retrievals. Comply with all HIPAA and JCAHO regulations.


  • Coordinate Epic certification and recertification testing to ensure requirements are met
  • Ensures effective utilization of materials and staff.
  • Responsible for Insurance Validation, which includes training, resolving issues from staff and departments, and interacting with software support to resolve issues
  • Report deceased, misidentified, and duplicate patients within Epic to the EMPI team
  • Assist in performing the responsibilities of the individual queues as needed
  • Responsible for the staffing needs of Individual practice queues
  • Works with Manager and Practice Leadership to update and maintain physician scheduling protocols.
  • Adjusts staffing in accordance with call volume and staff resources, ensuring coverage exists for routine call-outs
  • Real-time daily monitoring of call statistics. Uses data to design and implement program and/or staffing changes.
  • Provides ACD call volume, Staff productivity, Staff attendance records, and behavioral statistics to Manager and Practice leadership as defined by Manager.
  • Proactively supervises individual Practice queues daily operations to mitigate the adverse impact of client changes to the practice operations (e.g. system change, process and role changes that will impact call volume, etc.)
  • Works with IS and Telecommunications to correct system issues and problems that impact services provided by the CPUP Ambulatory Access Center.
  • Conduct Quality Assurance telephone call assessments and notify users who do and do not meet UPHS standards for ensuring customer/patient satisfaction and department and Practice protocol standards are met.
  • Supervise and assist in the training of new hires and existing staff
  • Responsible for the maintenance of CPUP Ambulatory Access Center spreadsheets as defined by the Senior Supervisor
  • Maintain staff schedules in accordance with departmental operation requirements
  • Approve staff vacation, personal time, and holiday requests per staffing guidelines
  • Implement all Scheduling and Registration activities for the CPUP Ambulatory Access Center

Education or Equivalent Experience:

  • H.S. Diploma/GED (Required)
  • 5+ years Relevant work experience with progressive responsibilities in positions held with demonstrated leadership and management skills.
We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

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We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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