I was hired to be a secretary 3 years ago however, I possess Financial experience. Even though I was hired as an Secretary, I was brought in and was set up to do financial tasks with half of an alphabet population of patients where I secure authorizations for evaluations, listings, Inpatient transplant surgeries as well as post transplant care. I must manage every patient's insurance issues, advise them if they need to change insurance, maintain active authorizations for all of the existing as well as new patient's. etc.
I also travel (Some overnight and as much as two days) to do the financial registration for all of the patient's in the outlining locations to ensure they have coverage for the services. I was hosting a departmental huddle meeting every Friday. I have to give the approval for a patient to be listed for an organ and nothing happens until I give the approval. I have asked to be promoted to the Financial coordinator position (As this is the job, I actually perform) I have been told there wasn't any open positions which I understand.
Well a position became available and I wasn't informed however, once I found out I asked my supervisor about the position. She then asked if I thought I was a team player. I was astounded. I said yes, I do. Anything that needs to be done I do it without complaint. I come in early when needed. I cover other areas when needed. and in the 3 years I have been here I have never had any issues. Never been written up or reprimanded. I present to work on time and do my job. Then I was told that I act like I don't want to talk to anyone sometimes. I come in and speak and proceed to sit down and work. I engage in little conversation but, will talk when being talked to.
After that, I was told that she felt I needed more training. I again, was astounded. I have done the job for 3 years and continue to do this everyday without supervision and none of these "concerns" have been addressed in my evaluations or ever made a discussion. It became clear that I was not going to be considered for the job. I asked that I be considered for the job or, sent down to the area where the rest of the secretaries are to do what I was hired to do. I expressed that I do a financial coordinators job everyday (for 3 years) yet, I am paid a secretary's salary.
I feel it is appropriate to either allow me to be sent down where I am suppose to be and be a secretary or, to be considered for the position that I currently do. I also feel that they should retro-actively pay me for the wages they have shorted me for 3 years and counting. I am still doing the finance job and receiving the wage set for a secretary. What is my recourse?