Receptionist - Patient and Guest Relations, part time w/ benefits

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Greenwich, CT
Feb 8, 2019


Job Description

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.



Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 2:00pm-9:00pm and every other weekend 4:00pm-9:00pm

Provides exceptional, positive first impression of Greenwich Hospital to patients, visitors, and the public consistent with Service Excellence behavior. Provides reception and information services for patients and guests while understanding the sensitive nature of patient information. Demonstrates a thorough understanding of HIPPA privacy regulations as it relates to the release of patient information to families and visitors. Must be able to interact with all individuals including those who are disabled, hearing impaired or deaf, or have limited English proficiency and evaluate their immediate need and communicate basic information using resources available. Coordinates all activities at the Reception desk including high volume of visitors, telephone calls, receipt and delivery of patient and staff items, and generation of Meditech reports throughout shift. Provides direction to visitors consistent with security policies and is prepared to alert security personnel to unusual activities. Interacts with all levels of staff, patients and guests in a positive, helpful manner, anticipating and acting on needs and requests. Maintains lobby and reception area to ensure comfort of visitors and guests.

  • 1. Coordinates information and reception services, providing favorable first impressions to all patients and guests consistent with Service Excellence standards and all regulatory guidelines.
  • 2. Assures recording and safe delivery of patient and staff items.
  • 3. Assures that the work area, including lobby and entry is maintained in immaculate condition
  • 4. Demonstrates knowledge of principles of growth and development as it relates to appropriate age specific interactions and communication techniques. Selects comfort items and amenities (if needed) specific to the age of the patient or guest.

    Other information:


    High school or equivalent required. Some college education


    1-3 years front desk admin preferred.


    Excellent computer skills including Microsoft suite, Meditech, and Internet skill (i.e. address, telephone and map inquiries).
    Exceptional customer service and reception skills
    High level communication and interpersonal skills
    Organizational and multi-tasking abilities, ability to manage many concurrent activities



    Moderate effort required, such as assisting someone in or out of a wheelchair. Ability to handle stressful situations with patients, family, staff, volunteers and physicians.
    Highly visible, busy, highly trafficked area, with many types of interactions happening simultaneously. Environmental temperatures subject to seasonal changes. Use of keyboard and telephone are consistent and repetitive.
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    Job Info

    Job: 4702

    Department: Patient Relations
    Category: Admin Support
    Status: Part Time With Benefits
    Shift: DAY/EVENING
    Hours: 30.00