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Become An Admitting Clerk

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Working As An Admitting Clerk

  • Getting Information
  • Processing Information
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • Stressful

  • $31,410

    Average Salary

What Does An Admitting Clerk Do At Northwell Health

* 1. Interviews patients/designee and obtains all relevant demographics, insurance information and required signatures.
* Enters all pre-admission and admission information into Hospital Information System and verifies accuracy.
* Collects point of service payments, as required.
* Explains hospital regulations to patient/designee and answers questions concerning hospitalization.
* Performs chart processing and reconciliation.
* Ensures completed chart accompanies patient to floor upon admission.
* Directs or assists patients and/or visitors to appropriate department or assigned room, as needed.
* Performs related duties, as required.
* ADA Essential Functions
* Qualifications

What Does An Admitting Clerk Do At Kaiser Permanente

* Plans, coordinates, delegates and schedules work of assigned subordinates.
* Trains and orients assigned subordinates on Admitting and Hospital Patient Management system (HPMS AS
* processes and procedures; collaborates with Financial Counseling Assistant and manager when training staff on financial advisement; collaborates and reviews with manager, trainee's job performance in relation to meeting department standards.
* Prepares and maintains work schedules of assigned subordinates; assists supervisor in setting departmental standards for subordinates; monitors workload accordingly to ensure department functions are carried out.
* Prepares and codes timecards for each pay period for manager's approval.
* Maintains, audits, and corrects information of patient computer accounts as directed by manager.
* Researches and resolves problems; recommends changes in methods and/or procedures as appropriate; maintains procedures.
* Prepares, organizes, and conducts presentations.
* Refers difficult account, customer or staff problems to manager; refers patients for financial counseling assistance as appropriate; conveys as much information as possible.
* Demonstrates knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to provide care and/or service appropriate to age groups served.
* Demonstrates knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to provide culturally sensitive care and/or service

What Does An Admitting Clerk Do At Surgery Care Affiliates

* Serves as telephone operator for facility; routes incoming calls correctly
* Receives and routes any front desk deliveries
* Greets patients and provides necessary paperwork for completion
* Notifies appropriate nursing staff that patient is present after patient has completed paperwork
* Keeps track of patient’s family, patient’s driver, etc.
* Ensures that pharmaceutical/equipment/supply representatives have logged in and have appropriate badges
* Prints out all labels, forms, etc., for patient charts and assembles charts before appointment
* Handles logging of clinical data into the facility PAS software, scans medical records into electronic records storage software
* Handles the printing of operative reports and getting physician signatures
* Works with the Clinical team to print and scan pathology reports into the electronic records software
* Any additional tasks as assigned by the BOM

What Does An Admitting Clerk Do At Grape Community Hospital

* Be friendly and compassionate when checking in patients for appointments and verify all demographic and insurance information
* Answer and direct calls to appropriate departments
* Schedule patient appointments following office protocol
* Perform other related clerical duties as required
* Verify insurance eligibility, deductible and copays

What Does An Admitting Clerk Do At Glendale Adventist

* Provides the vital link between the scientific aspects of the laboratory and physicians, hospital personnel, etc.
* In addition, the receptionist performs a multitude of clerical functions essential in the day-to-day operation of the department

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How To Become An Admitting Clerk

Information clerks typically need a high school diploma and learn their skills on the job. Employers may prefer to hire candidates with some college education or an associate’s degree, depending on the occupation.


Candidates typically need a high school diploma for most positions. However, employers may prefer to hire candidates with some college education or an associate’s degree. This is particularly true for eligibility interviewers, human resources assistants, and municipal clerks. Courses in social sciences, as well as word processing and spreadsheet applications, are particularly helpful.


Most information clerks receive short-term on-the-job training, usually lasting a few weeks. Training typically covers clerical procedures and the use of computer applications. Those employed in government receive training that may last several months and include learning about various government programs and regulations.


Some information clerks may advance to other administrative positions with more responsibilities, such as office supervisor or office manager. With completion of a bachelor’s degree, some human resources assistants may become human resources specialists.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Information clerks must be able to explain policies and procedures clearly to customers and the public.

Integrity. Information clerks, particularly human resources assistants, have access to confidential information. They must be trusted to adhere to the applicable confidentiality and privacy rules governing the dissemination of this information.

Interpersonal skills. Information clerks who work with the public and customers must understand and communicate information effectively in order to establish positive relationships.

Organizational skills. Information clerks must be able to retrieve files and other important information quickly and efficiently.

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Admitting Clerk Demographics


  • Female

  • Male

  • Unknown



  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Portuguese

  • Polish

  • French

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Top Skills for An Admitting Clerk


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Top Admitting Clerk Skills

  1. Customer Service Skills
  2. Hospital Switchboard
  3. Data Entry
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Provide effective and empathetic customer service skills to patients and families.
  • Operated the main hospital switchboard, pager system and a variety of other business office equipment.
  • Performed admissions data entry into hospital's database.
  • Record patient's medical history, vital statistics and information such as test results in medical records.
  • Admit all new patients for same day surgery, making sure all insurance and authorization in order.

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