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Patient Service Representative I

Job Details

Administrative Office - Tigard, OR
Full Time
High School Diploma or Equivalent
$17.73 - $23.07 Hourly
Customer Service


Who We Are:

Neighborhood Health Center is a non-profit organization local to Portland, OR serving underserved patients in the areas of primary care, internal medicine, dental services and more. Our patient-centered approach to care honors the unique needs and circumstances of each individual patient. NHC sees people, not problems, and recognizes that the time spent as a patient in a doctors office is only one factor in a persons overall health. Our leading edge, integrated clinical teams work in partnership with patients, their families, and the communities we serve to provide whole-person care, prevention, and ongoing support.

NHC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate differences in the workplace and do not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (sex), national origin, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Why work with us?

  • We are a non-profit organization, passionate about providing the underserved population with medical and dental services across the greater Portland area, committed to making a difference daily.
  • We offer our employees a competitive compensation and benefits package which includes 20 days of PTO (based on full time employment), 9 paid holidays, health/dental/vision insurance, quarterly wellness reimbursements, generous 401k retirement plan with employer match, employer paid disability insurance, EAP and life insurance.
  • Our employees voted NHC a Top Workplace in 2020, 2021 and 2022!


Job Title: Patient Service Representative I
Department: Administrative
Reports To: Contact Center Manager
Work Type: Starts off on-site in Tigard and has potential for Hybrid
Schedule: 9am - 6pm, Mon. - Fri.
Classification: Full Time, Non-Exempt
Language Differential: Eligible
Salary Range: $17.73 - $23.07



This position is the first point of contact for patients at Neighborhood Health Center, answering all incoming medical-related calls from patients to schedule appointments, answer general inquiries and questions, and transfer triage and clinical calls as appropriate. This position serves patients and customers in a fast-paced, challenging, multi-telephone call center.

Essential Job Duties

  • Answers incoming Medical phone calls timely, professionally and with courtesy and respect.
  • Screens Medical calls using established protocols to determine caller needs and handles or redirects callers appropriately.
  • Documents frequently and routes messages to appropriate Medical staff members in EHR system.
  • Pre-registers Medical patients in Electronic Health Record (EHR).
  • Schedules Medical patients in EHR, following office scheduling guidelines.
  • Inputs all data into EHR accurately.
  • Assists in confirming Medical appointments.
  • Helps contact and reschedule Medical patients when providers' schedules change.
  • Opens phones in accordance with clinic policy and transfers phones to answering service upon closing.
  • Remains calm and effective in high-pressure and emergency situations.
  • Assists in new employee training on specific tasks, as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



Don't think that you meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women, people of color, people with disabilities, and LBGTQ+ people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they think they meet every single qualification. At Neighborhood Health Center, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace; so, if you're excited about this role, but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every preferred qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may just be the right candidate for this or other roles.

Education and/or Experience

  • This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • At least one-year experience in a fast-paced customer service setting, preferably in healthcare.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Behaviors

  • Ability to fluently communicate in Spanish is preferred.
  • Ability to communicate professionally both orally and in writing with a service-oriented approach, sometimes in stressful circumstances.
  • Basic knowledge of medical terminology and insurance billing terms is preferred.
  • Knowledge of customer service principles and practices.
  • Ability to enter data accurately with attention to detail.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and comply with HIPAA policies.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to answer and utilize multiple-line telephone.
  • Ability to learn and adapt to changing information and/or policies and procedures.
  • Must be able to display sensitivity to the population and patients served.
  • Must be able to demonstrate a record of reliable attendance and punctuality.
  • Ability to proficiently use EPIC Electronic Health Record.


  • Regularly sit while working on the computer; use hands and fingers to handle, control or feel objects tools or controls; repeat the same movements when entering data; ability to differentiate between colors, shades, and brightness; read from a computer screen for extended periods of time.
  • Frequently stand and walk around the office to gather supplies, required to do filing, use office equipment, or collaborate with employees.
  • Occasionally stand, stoop and lift or move objects, equipment and supplies weighing approximately 20-25 pounds up to 40-50 pounds.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Neighborhood Health Center Employment Offers are contingent on successful completion of reference checks, background checks, drug screening for illegal substances, Tuberculosis, and any position specific credentialing or licensure requirements.