Medical Receptionist

Job Summary

Responsible for greeting patients in a friendly manner, answering phones, updating patient demographics and insurance information in the computer system, verification of health insurance benefits, explaining payment policies and billing/collections processes, generating visit encounters, accepting, posting and balancing cash drawer.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Includes the following:

  • Greet, register, instruct, discharge and provide general assistance to patients.
  • Obtain and record demographic and financial information in electronic medical record
  • Verify insurance eligibility and relevant information on payment policies and billing/collection processes.
  • Verify and collect co-pays, co-insurance, deductibles, past due balances and other patient financial responsibility when applicable.
  • Maintain and balance cash drawer.
  • Maintain electronic medical record, scan and title documents appropriately.
  • Confirm electronic medical record is complete, patient understands physician instructions and financial responsibility is settled prior to patient leaving the center.
  • Answer telephone, take messages and forward to the appropriate staff/provider.
  • Regular attendance to ensure efficient clinic operations
  • Help maintain patient flow within the center.
  • Maintain a clean, orderly waiting room including reading material.
  • Demonstrate ongoing competency and proficiency in job requirements.
  • Attend staff meetings.
  • Perform clerical tasks as required.
  • Maintain strictest confidentiality.
  • Other duties as assigned

Work Environment

  • Perform the duties of this job while working in an indoor healthcare environment, working with a moderate noise level, working with potential exposure to bloodborne pathogens and diseases with a requirement to wear appropriate PPE.
  • The ability to stand for extended periods
  • May work varying shifts and with varying providers


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required

Education and/or Experience

High school diploma or general education degree (GED),  office experience preferred, Customer Service/Training preferred, Knowledge of medical terminology and basic office procedures

Language Skills

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos, Ability to write simple correspondence

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's, Ability to perform these operations using units of American money

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to work independently and with the public in a high-pressure environment. Ability to multi-task and prioritize workload. Ability to listen, understand and problem solve if complaints are brought to your attention.

Job Types

Full time and PRN


  • 12 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends
100% Dedicated to Quality Healthcare

Read Reviews From Our Happy and Healthy Patients

Take a moment to review testimonials from patients who have experienced our compassionate care, then visit one of our walk-in clinics to receive the treatment or service you need.
"We have a special needs daughter who needed her foot looked at. Thankful that Affinity accepted her Medicaid first of all. Staff was nice, did not have a long wait, doctor was knowledgeable and understanding with our daughter, which means a lot. She was able to get x-rays done on her foot and received the results before we left. A great place to go on short notice."
"Facility was very clean. Very short wait. The doctor and x-ray tech were great!!"
"Fast and friendly. Was in and out in about an hour, and the PA and nurses were great. Much better experience than the ER."
"The Affinity care clinic in Galveston was wonderful. I walked in Memorial Day (without an appointment) and was seen by a very courteous and helpful staff. I highly recommend them."
"My experience at this urgent care facility was a pleasant one. I brought my daughter in due to an allergic reaction. The staff members there were awesome!"