St. Luke’s University Health Network Patient Engagement Partner, Oncology/Palliative Access Center – Remote position (PA/NJ residency) in Allentown, Pennsylvania

June 10, 2024

Job Description

St. Luke’s is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke’s are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient’s ability to pay for health care.

The Patient Engagement Partner – Access Center role is critical to an exceptional patient experience. This role provides a positive patient experience during all encounters and is responsible for answering patient calls, scheduling appointments, working referral work queues, and assisting the patient with their current needs. The Patient Engagement Partner establishes and maintains ongoing partnerships with designated practice and clinical partners to ensure achievement of aligned goals.


  • Answers incoming calls and performs a variety of actions including scheduling, rescheduling, or canceling appointments within established time frames and protocols in a fast paced, high volume Access Center environment.

  • Determines how requests should be handled using expert questioning techniques to determine how a request should be scheduled, when to refer a call to a specific clinic or escalate the call to a nurse for immediate attention; coordinates services, as needed.

  • Verifies and updates patient demographic and insurance information.

  • Creates a positive patient experience at every encounter, attempting to resolve any issues or concerns of the patient at the time of the phone call, within the scope of the role.

  • Manages and works referral work queues when assigned and provides supplemental inbound patient call support during high volume times using (and vice versa), and uses judgment to prioritize and accommodate patients, based on patient needs.

  • Actively participates as a team member in resolution of problems as they are identified.

  • Escalates any scheduling or insurance issue to the Patient Engagement Supervisor or Patient Engagement Manager to resolve.

  • Consistently meets productivity, schedule adherence, and quality standards as set by the Access Center.

  • Works with designated clinical partners to establish and maintain appropriate appointment scheduling protocols. Consistently acts to build positive relationships with our clinical partners.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Requires sitting for extended periods of time (up to 8 hours at time). Requires continual use of fingers, writing and computer entry. Requires ability to hear normal conversation and good general near and peripheral vision.


  • High School diploma or equivalent required


  • Previous general computer experience with data entry required

  • Minimum 1-2 years of demonstrated customer service excellence in a contact center preferred

  • Previous healthcare experience with medical terminology preferred

  • Previous experience with electronic medical record (EMR) preferred

Competencies required:

  • Excellent communication, facilitation, and presentation skills.

  • Focused on compliance

  • Demonstrates continuous growth

  • Quality-driven

  • Service-oriented

  • Excels at time management

    Ability to work from home in accordance with the Network Work from Home Policy if needed.

Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke’s!!

St. Luke’s University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. (

Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network ( (SLUHN) is a fully integrated, regional, non-profit network of more than 20,000 employees providing services at 15 campuses and 300+ outpatient sites. With annual net revenue of $3.5 billion, the Network’s service area includes 11 counties in two states: Lehigh, Northampton, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Montgomery, Monroe, Schuylkill and Luzerne counties in Pennsylvania and Warren and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey. St. Luke’s hospitals operate the largest network of trauma centers in Pennsylvania, with the Bethlehem Campus being home to St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital.

SLUHN is the only Lehigh Valley-based health care system to earn Medicare’s five-star ratings (the highest) for quality, efficiency and patient satisfaction. It is both a Leapfrog Group and Healthgrades Top Hospital and a Newsweek World’s Best Hospital. The Network’s flagship University Hospital has earned the 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation from Fortune/Merative 11 times total and eight years in a row, including in 2023 when it was identified as THE #4 TEACHING HOSPITAL IN THE COUNTRY. In 2021, St. Luke’s was identified as one of the 15 Top Health Systems nationally.

SLUHN has been named a Top Workplaces 2023 by the Morning Call. In addition, St. Luke’s has been named a Top Workplace nationally, in the Philadelphia region, and in New Jersey. St. Luke’s is the ONLY healthcare institution in Pennsylvania and the third-highest ranked healthcare entity in the nation to be deemed a Top Workplace in 2023. In 2023, St. Luke’s was named one of America’s Best Employers for Women by Forbes. St. Luke’s was the only employer in the Lehigh Valley to be named to the list and was one of only two healthcare employers in Pennsylvania to receive the designation. St. Luke’s University Health Network is the top-ranked Lehigh Valley-based employer in Forbes Magazine’s ranking of employers in Pennsylvania.

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