The William F. Ryan Community Health Network is a group of not for-profit, federally qualified health centers that delivers high quality, affordable and comprehensive medical care to diverse and underserved communities. We are currently seeking a Patient Support Center Representative for our Ryan Women and Children’s Center located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

Position Overview:
The Patient Support Center Representative handles all patient support transactions, including but not limited to incoming telephone calls, outgoing telephone calls, and electronic (web) requests in an efficient, professional and patient focused manner. This work is carried out in support of the mission and goals of the Ryan Network.

Essential Functions:
1. Using excellent customer service techniques, handle daily transactions of the Patient Support Center by responding to patient requests received by telephone/web to schedule, cancel and reschedule appointments.

  • Schedule appointments as requested by patient, including but not limited to primary care, labs, specialty and referral appointments, as appropriate.
  • Verify patient’s identity using established patient identifier processes & procedures.
  • Verify patient’s contact information, i.e. telephone, name, email, etc. and update patients’ demographic information in Electronic Health Record to ensure data quality and validity.
  • Pre-register and schedule appointments for new patients.
  • Attempt to complete all aspects of patient request in one transaction without transferring call. Reroute
    calls only when necessary to fulfill patient requests.

2. Meet performance targets of established indicators as identified by Patient Support Center Supervisor.

3. Promote Ryan Network services to patients and assist with Patient engagement tools (ie. Patient portal enrollment.)

4. Follow Patient Support Center Standard Operating Procedures, and apply best practices to insure high quality patient satisfaction; escalate issues to Patient Support Center Supervisor, as necessary.

5. Participate in all department trainings, data gathering sessions and, as necessary, organization-wide training initiatives.

6. Speak and perform duties tactfully and confidentially.

7. Immediately report any problems or unusual occurrences to Patient Support Center Supervisor or designee.

8. Special projects and other duties as assigned.

Minimum Experience and Skills Required:

  • Minimum two (2) years of work experience in contact center operations, workflows, with a focus on performance improvement and data integrity.
  • Experience in a customer service environment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Education, Licenses, and/or Certifications Required:
High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree (i.e. Associate’s or Bachelor’s).
  • Prior experience in a multi-site Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) or other health care environment.
  • Experience with practice management workflow & eClinical Works.
  • Experience with ShoreTel Workgroups.
  • Bilingual: English/Spanish.

Competencies Required:

Customer Service:

  • Professional, courteous and respectful attitude in dealing with patients.
  • Commits to exceeding expectations of the patient.


  • Works well with others.
  • Contributes input to improve outcomes.
  • Asks others for opinions and feedback; provides feedback in a tactful respectful way.

Minimal Training Time:
Probationary period consisting of 90 actual work days.

Working Conditions:

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, talk and hear.

The employee is occasionally required to move about the office; use hands and fingers to feel, handle, or operate office equipment.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work is performed primarily in an office setting. The noise level in the work environment may vary.


The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. This position may be required to perform other duties. If such work becomes a permanent and regular part of the job, a new description will be prepared.

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Equal Opportunity Employer
Ryan Network is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate because of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital or family status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, military veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to attracting, retaining and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce