Front Office Administrator

  • APLA Health
  • 3743 S. La Brea Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90016
  • Mar 14, 2022
Full time Administrative Assistant Public Health Bilingual Service Desk

Job Description

 We offer great benefits, competitive pay, and great working environment! 

We offer:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance (no cost for employee)
  • Vision Insurance (no cost for employee)
  • Long Term Disability
  • Group Term Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • 5 Personal Days
  • 10 Vacation Days
  • 12 Sick Days
  • Metro reimbursement or free parking
  • Employer Matched 403b Retirement Plan

This is a great opportunity to make a difference!


Responsible for greeting and helping primary care patients; scheduling appointments; maintaining records and accounts.


  • Welcomes patients and visitors in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries.
  • Presents a professional front office environment for all patients and visitors in appearance, manner, and quality of work at all times.
  • Registers patients in eClinicalWorks according to clinical protocol.
  • Confirm medical health appointments on the schedule of the following day.
  • Checks/Verifies patients insurance eligibility/ sliding fee status two days prior to and at each visit
  • Optimizes patients' satisfaction, provider time, and treatment room utilization by scheduling/registering patients appointments in eClinicalWorks in person or by telephone.
  • Keeps patient appointments on schedule by notifying provider of patient's arrival; reviewing service delivery compared to schedule; reminding provider of service delays.
  • Ensures the waiting area is maintained neat and well organized.
  • Comforts patients by anticipating patients anxieties; answers patients question or refers them to the appropriate clinical staff; maintains the reception area.
  • Maintains patient accounts in eClinicalWorks by obtaining, recording, and updating personal and financial information.
  • Protects patients' rights by maintaining strictest confidentiality of personal and financial information; adhering to all HIPAA guidelines/regulations.
  • Maintains operations by following policies and procedures; reporting needed changes.
  • Ensures clinic flow by being an active team member.



Training and Experience:

High school diploma or GED required, AA degree preferred. At least two (2) years experience working in a medical office or similar environment. Bilingual in English/Spanish required. Knowledgeable about insurance plans as well as Medi-cal/Medicare.

Knowledge of:

Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office programs. Knowledge of electronic health records - eClinicalWorks preferred.

Ability to:

  • Must be extremely organized and detailed oriented
  • Must have excellent communications and written skills
  • Strong telephone etiquette
  • Must have a courteous, professional nature and customer service oriented
  • Must maintain a strict discipline in time management with a focus on quality
  • Knowledgeable about insurance plans, Medi-Cal / Medicare
  • Good computer and typing skills.


This is primarily an office position that requires only occasional bending, reaching, stooping, lifting and moving of office materials weighing 25 pounds or less. The position requires daily use of a personal computer and requires entering, viewing, and revising text and graphics on the computer terminal and on paper.


COVID-19  and Booster or Medical/ Religious Exemption required.

Equal Opportunity Employer: minority/female/disability/veteran


Public Health Administration, Front Desk-Reception


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$21.20 - $24.91. Salary is commensurate with experience.