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Swedish Health Services Patient Financial Advocate - Kidney Acquisitions in Seattle, Washington


Swedish Medical Center is looking Patient Financial Advocate (1.0 FTE, Day Shift) to work in the Kidney Acquisitions Department at Swedish First Hill in Seattle, WA.

Identifies and coordinates all aspects of financial obligations for private pay patients. Including, but not limited to, patient relations, physician liaison regarding financial liabilities, deposit estimates and collection. Assures that customer needs and/or complaints related to financial services are responded to and documented in a timely and professional manner and in a way that supports organizational goals, system improvements and recovery strategies throughout the organization.

In this position you will:

  • Reviews demographic, insurance and financial information, and uses sound problem-solving and decision-making skills to work extensively with patients to identify potential linkages to alternative coverage options

  • Exhibits strong determination and resolution skills when exhausting funding options that may be available to patients

  • Uses critical thinking and research skills to find and assist with applications to alternative coverage options that may include but are not limited to motor vehicle accident coverage, workers comp., victims or crime, COBRA, and community outreach programs

  • Assist in the preparation and submission of documents to internal and external departments and agencies as needed

  • Discusses financial arrangements with incoming patients and/or family members and explains billing and collections policies


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Associate's Degree or equivalent educ/experience

  • Three (3) years experience in patient financial services or medical billing in a hospital business office or five years of experience without degree

About the First Hill Campus:

The 697-bed tertiary-care center on the Swedish/First Hill campus is the flagship of the Swedish health-care system. Swedish/First Hill has one of the most active and advanced birthing programs in Washington state and houses a Level III neonatal intensive-care unit. More surgeries are performed each year at Swedish/First Hill than at any other facility in the region; volumes include more total joint replacements than any other medical center in the state.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit


Our Mission

Our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

Our Vision is Health for a Better World.

About Us

Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Swedish employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we're committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Patient Services

Location: Washington-Seattle

Work Locations: First Hill Madison Bldg (WA177) 1101 Madison Seattle, 98104

Req ID: 299551