Job Description

Extended Job Title
Patient Services Specialist - Ophthalmology

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Org Level 7
512601 - Ophthalmology Dept Lbk Genl

Position Description
This position is responsible for assuring smooth operation of the clinic patient flow and serve as primary contacts for patients. Responsible for scheduling appointments, preparing necessary paperwork before the patient visits, receiving patients, and maintaining records. In addition, this position is responsible for processing charges for clinic services, filing insurance claims, responding to requests for information from patients and insurance companies and maintaining related information for the department. Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of people. Ability to understand and follow instructions. Work is performed in usual clinic conditions and requires a high degree of contact of both direct with patients, HSC staff, and insurance companies. Employees have cash handling responsibilities.

Requisition ID

Optional Attachments
Professional/Personal Reference, Other Documents Supporting Qualifications

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions
  • Greet patients warmly and sincerely as they arrive to the clinic or call in via phone.
  • Act as the patient's guide and advocate through the administrative details of their clinic visits.
  • Identify and update patient information by navigating multiple computer systems and inputting accurate data.
  • Receives all incoming calls for the clinic. Takes information from incoming calls and distributes accordingly.
  • Calculates and collects payments for clinic services.
  • Ensures patient benefits have been verified and ensures insurance information is accurate upon check in.
  • Schedules patient appointments.
  • Contacts patients to confirm next day appointments and contact patients who have missed appointments.

  • Coordinates clinic schedule information with physicians and staff.
  • Maintains a professional customer service atmosphere for patients, physicians and staff.
  • Act as the backup to the Front Office Manager

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate

Pay Basis

Schedule Details
M-F - May require travel to off site locations

Work Location
Lubbock, Texas

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior Experience as a PSS. 

  • Excellent Written and Verbal Communication skills

  • Intermediate to Advanced computer skills

HSC - Lubbock

Ophthalmology Dept Lbk Genl

Required Attachments
Resume / CV

Job Type
Full Time

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Job Group

Occasional Duties
  • Other duties as assigned by superiors.


EEO Statement
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications
* At least three years of general office experience.
* At least one year of general office experience in a clinic or physician's office.


* At least 90 days service at TTUHSC as a Patient Services Trainee, documented completion of all relevant IDX training and a recent performance appraisal on file with a rating of meeting or exceeding expectations. 

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