Patient Service Specialist -Per Diem

Per Diem
125 State Street, Building 3
West Columbia, SC 29169-7557
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Job Description

When patients enter our center in West Columbia, we want them to have an exceptional experience – starting at the front desk. That’s where you come in. As a patient service specialist, you’ll manage both the patient side and business side of our center. The front desk is your station to be a patient advocate, communicate with individuals via email and phone, manage patient payments and utilize multiple computer programs.  Don’t underestimate the impact you can make on every patient’s care experience, even before they leave the waiting room.

Check out the video below for additional insight into the work of our Patient Service Specialists! 


  • Center Location: West Columbia, SC (Primary) and Lexington, SC (Secondary)
  • Type of Employment: PRN/Per Diem (NOT FULL TIME) 
  • Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7am-4pm, Tuesday and Thursday 8am-5pm
  • Salary: Starting at $17/hour (Pending experience) 

**PRN position. Must have reliable transportation and be able to float to both locations

**This position is PRN/Per Diem which means that it does not offer guaranteed or consistent hours.
**Employee will work on “as needed” basis, and will be covering front desks at various times in any of our 8 locations in the Upstate SC market.


We are actively seeking candidates who are adaptable and flexible, patient-centric, exceptional communicators, detail-oriented and team players.

In this role, typical responsibilities include the following:

  • Greet new and existing patients as they arrive, register new patients and provide information about what to expect during their visit
  • Schedule patient appointments in person or over the phone
  • Regular communication with parties including, but not limited to: attorney offices, insurance companies, translation companies, market operational leaders and business development team
  • Collect co-pays from patients, manage payer approvals and conduct insurance authorizations and verifications
  • Provide patients with pertinent information about their next appointment as they check out
  • Respond to requests for information from patients, providers, and coworkers


Minimum Qualifications:

  • HS diploma/GED required 
  • Insurance verification experience 
  • 1 year of front desk experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Health care experience 

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to walk, stand, bend, and reach consistently throughout a work day/shift
  • Appropriate manual dexterity to enable typing (including10-key) throughout a work day/shift
  • Ability to lift up to 25lbs, safely, from ground to waist using proper body mechanics
  • Ability to carry office supplies up to 10lbs
  • Visual acuity (near and distant) sufficient to maintain accurate records, recognize people and understand written direction
  • Ability to speak and hear sufficiently to understand and give directions

Additional Data

Select Medical is committed to having a workforce that reflects diversity at all levels and is an equal-opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment, and employees are treated during employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.


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