Accurately and according to hospital and departmental policy/process registers and schedules patients, collecting co-pays if necessary and depositing collections at cashier or directing to appropriate cashier for processing directly . Obtains insurance information, verifies insurance, obtains authorization, pre-certification and referrals as necessary. Assembles and maintains patient charts and files documents according to established procedures. Maintains office supplies at appropriate levels, completes purchase orders as directed. Completes daily paperwork including copying, faxing, sorting and distributing mail and charge entry as needed in a timely manner. Answers phones and processes calls appropriately. Takes clear, concise messages and distributes to appropriate individuals in a timely manner. Establish and maintain department record keeping and filing systems including records related to departmental activities, time and attendance, work orders, supply requisitions and so forth. Greets and screens patients and/or visitors and announce to appropriate staff in a timely manner. Maintains current knowledge in areas of responsibility by attending meetings as assigned, incorporating informational memos/e-mails/directives. Responsible for performing all other duties as assigned. Meets all required competencies for department, unit and/or hospital.