Call Center Manager

  • APLA Health
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Oct 24, 2023
Full time CSR Public Health Manager

Job Description


Under the direction of the Clinic Director II/GCHC, the Call Center Manager is responsible for the daily operations of the call center and supervision of the call center agents. Their duties include hiring and training Call Center Specialists, establishing goals for call center staff to follow and resolving any customer issues or other call center problems that occur.                                                               


  • Hire, onboard, and train call center personnel.
  • Plan, organize, implement, and monitor call center operations, including but not limited to, the following areas:
    • Customer service
    • Appointment Scheduling
    • Communication with patients/clients, external agencies (e.g. MedPOINT, HCLA IPA, Regal IPA, etc.), and/or staff.
  • Coach call center staff through challenging customer service issues.
  • Manage staff by assigning and delegating tasks as needed.
  • Monitor, coach, and appropriately discipline under-performing staff
  • Oversee staffing including attendance, tardiness and time off requests and review accuracy and ensure that all direct reports are recording time worked accurately in the PayCom system.
  • Provide phone coverage due to staff shortages as a result of call outs, vacations, etc.
  • Analyze call center data and prepare reports for clinic/upper management.
  • Evaluate staff effectiveness and perform regular check-ins and performance evaluations with direct reports annually and on an as-needed basis.
  • Lead team meetings and give presentations to clinic management.
  • Analyze, establish, implement, and monitor operational goals using statistical data to determine workload, productivity, and effectiveness of team.
  • Develop monthly, quarterly, and annual call center goals and action plans.
  • Prepare work schedule to ensure efficient coverage.
  • Exhibit cultural competency with the LGBTQ+ population, underrepresented and underserved communities, and populations living with/at high risk of contracting HIV.
  • Create personnel and supply budgets for approval.
  • Work with the referral coordinator and/or referring agencies to coordinate patient appointments.
  • Work with the patient engagement and retention specialist and/or patient ambassador to coordinate ED/ER follow up patient appointments.
  • Coordinate auxiliary services to assist patients with barriers to access to healthcare (e.g. interpreter services, transportation).
  • Submit and follow-up on maintenance requests with the Facilities department to maintain working condition of equipment, cleanliness, and orderliness of the Call Center.
  • Ensure privacy protocols and regulations (e.g. HIPAA) are followed in order to keep data safe and secure.
  • Assist with emergency management and preparedness plans and tasks.
  • Assist patients with understanding the limitations of certain services and assist them in finding a solution to their concerns.

OTHER DUTIES MAY BE ASSIGNED TO MEET BUSINESS NEEDS. On occasion, based on business necessity, staff may be required to work a non-standard schedule. 


Training and Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED required. A bachelors’ degree in communications, business management or a related field strongly preferred.
  • 4 years’ experience working in customer service and/or personnel management.
  • 4 years’ experience supervising in a Call Center.
  • Capable of providing direction and leadership, with a focus on performance and behavior expectations, to the call center team.
  • Ability to stay calm in stressful situations.
  • Experience working in a Federally Qualified Health Center preferred.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

Knowledge of:

  • Basic computer software (Microsoft Office Suite), and phone systems, i.e., RingCentral
  • Call Center operations management
  • HIPAA and OSHA guidelines
  • Quality management and performance improvement
  • eClinicalWorks or similar electronic health record system
  • Ring Central or similar phone system
  • Managed care eligibility and authorization process
  • Healthcare billing processes and insurance plans (Medicaid, Medicare, and private/commercial plans; including dental and/or mental health preferred)

Ability to:

  • Participate as an effective member of a large service-providing agency
  • Demonstrate non-judgmental and compassionate care towards the LGBTQ+ population, underprivileged and underserved communities, and populations living with/at high risk of contracting HIV
  • Possess active listening skills
  • Communicate effectively with patients, staff, peers, and superiors
  • Maintain strictest confidentiality of patients
  • Operate standard office equipment
  • Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Perform word processing and data entry tasks
  • Meet assigned deadlines
  • Complete assigned tasks with minimal supervision


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.


Must possess a valid California driver’s license; proof of auto liability insurance; and have the use of a personal vehicle for work related purposes. COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster or Medical/ Religious Exemption required.

Equal Opportunity Employer: minority/female/disability/veteran/transgender. 



$58,302.40 - $72,420.62 annually