Health Center Assistant

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Work type: Staff
Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307
Categories: Staff, Clerical

Position Title: Health Center Assistant  
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)  

62900 - Health Cntr Operations

Advertised Salary: $17.87 hourly rate pursuant to the FSU and CTA/MEA-NEA Agreement  
FLSA: Non-Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Continuing  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Full-Time  
Union Group: Clerical-Technical Association (MEA-NEA)  
Term of Position: 12 Month  
At Will/Just Cause: Just Cause  
Summary of Position: Provides responsible, independent general office work with the primary emphasis on diverse bookkeeping and accounting tasks.
Summer operations in the Birkam Health Center are reduced to two days per week for 8 weeks from June to August.
Position Type: Staff  
Required Education: High School Diploma or GED

Satisfactory completion of two years post-secondary study in accounting and/or office administration

Required Work Experience: One year full-time accounting and/or bookkeeping experience in office, banking or retail sales.

Required Licenses and Certifications:    
Physical Demands:
  • Office Environment
  • Bending
  • Carrying
  • Moving
  • Reaching
  • Sitting
  • Twisting
  • Lifting
  • Repetitive movement
  • Standing
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: Knowledge of medical billing  
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Authorize bills for payment with adherence to established university policies/procedures.

Auditing tickets for HCFA/Processing report in preparation for insurance billing.

Audit tickets to ensure accurate charges and fix split tickets.

Collect co-pays at date of service or post to Student busar account.

Bill other departments and outside agencies for services rendered.

Contact offices, agencies, vendors, students, parents, clients and customers regarding accounts, authorizations, purchases, charges, academic records, etc.

Input, retrieve, download, merge, output and maintain information by using a computer to access various software programs and systems.

Interview, hire, train and supervise student employees.

Prepare a wide variety of financial and statistical reports and analyses, collecting and organizing data from a variety of sources.

Prepare and/or instruct others in the preparation of purchase orders, POWC’s, payment vouchers, requisitions, and other accounting documents.

Prepare and/or post a wide variety of transactions (routine and non-routine) to accounting records and maintain balances.

Purchase and distribute office supplies, equipment and merchandise, analyzing and deciding inventory requirements.

Reconcile account balances and post insurance payments within the EHR and Banner Financial. Make necessary adjustments and notifications.

Process and post credit card payments and balance reports related to electronic fund transfers (EFT's) in Banner Financial

Request and receive, bids as authorized and in accordance with established purchasing guidelines.

Carries out these responsibilities in accordance with University policies and applicable laws.

Maintain the confidentiality of designated information.

Reports to Senior Nurse Practitioner and Clinic Manager

Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members.

Support, promote, and develop University student enrollment and retention initiatives.

Any other duties assigned within the position classification area.
Marginal Duties/Responsibilities: Perform and verify cash counts.

Provide back-up assistance for other clerical positions and perform routine office support duties.

Answer telephone and schedule appointments for patients.

Monitor accounts receivable
Skills and Abilities: Communicate effectively with a variety of students, faculty, staff, and visitors in a variety of situations.

Direct, train and supervise others in the performance of the characteristic duties.

Input, retrieve, download, merge and output information from software programs and systems.

Operate a variety of office machines and equipment such as computer, calculator, typewriter, check validating machine, facsimile, multi-line telephone, and copier.

Perform advanced bookkeeping/accounting duties with a high degree of accuracy.

Perform advanced mathematical operations with a high degree of accuracy.

Plan, organize and make sound judgments and decisions.

Use computer software such as spreadsheets, database and word processing.

Demonstrated commitment, experience and understanding for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents:    
Special Instructions to Applicants: Unofficial Transcript 1 (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcripts demonstrating satisfactory completion of two years post secondary study in accounting and/or office administration.

Transcript must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.
Initial Application Review Date:
June 21, 2024  
Open Until Position is Filled?: Yes  
Posting Close Date:
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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