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Contact Center Agent 1

Company: VNS Health
Location: Hicksville
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Overview
Provides efficient and courteous consumer service via various contact center technologies, such as chat, inbound/outbound calls, email, web, etc., to determine needs and to facilitate timely and appropriate services. Provides timely and effective customer service to prospective, external consumers and internal staff in accordance with departmental and VNS Health standards. Displays VNS Health's care and commitment to its members and patients by creating a positive consumer experience. Works under direct supervision. Responsibilities
--- Supports one line of business to begin learning a VNS Health area of specialty.
--- Receives and responds to consumer inquiries. Resolves non-clinical inquiries and complaints related to customer service across VNS Health. Establishes effective working relationships and communications with customers, physicians, hospitals, and internal contacts to ensure problem resolution.
--- Displays empathy towards, actively listens to, and clearly communicates with consumers to ensure their needs are understood and addressed to create a positive experience.
--- Establishes effective customer-focused working relationships with consumers to ensure issue resolution.
--- Keeps up with all organizational changes and updates through on-going training, coaching and educational materials.
--- Adheres to general contact center standards and metrics (e.g., call handling parameters).
--- Operates in a team-oriented and collaborative culture by actively sharing best practices and identifying opportunities for improvement to further enhance the consumer experience.
--- Sets up, coordinates and tracks services provided by the LOB, its contractors, and other community agencies and institutions. Follows up to ensure services are scheduled and provided, and ensures services are within the defined program parameters.
--- Establishes effective working relationships and communications with consumers and internal contacts to ensure problem resolution.
--- Acts as liaison to VNS Health staff, departments and programs to trouble shoot problems and ensure that information received is accurate and updated.
--- Participates in outreach programs that promote consumer retention, improved quality, and updates records on activities for management for review.
--- Assists with planning and implementation of customer service and telephone responsiveness activities and initiatives. Tracks, organizes, and maintains records of service logs, performance reports and other data, as needed by management for review.
--- Enters required data and reconciles input with documentation.

--- Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
Education:
High School Diploma or equivalent required
Bachelor's Degree in Communications, English, Public Relations or related field, or the equivalent preferred

Work Experience:
Minimum of one year of customer service experience preferably in a health care setting required
Excellent oral/verbal communication and customer service skills required
PC skills including Microsoft Office required
Bilingual skills may be required as determined by operational needs.

Keywords: VNS Health, Hicksville , Contact Center Agent 1, Sales , Hicksville, New York

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