Admitting Clerk (SY)

Northwell Health Syosset, NY

About the Job

Job Description

Job Description

Admits incoming patients to hospital. Interviews incoming patients/representative to obtain identifying information and other data required for admission.

Job Responsibility

  • * Greets patients and/or visitors to the department in a courteous manner
  • * Interviews patients/significant others and obtains all relevant demographic and insurance data; obtains necessary signatures.
  • * Enters all pre-admission and admission information into computer
  • * Prepares addressograph plate for use in charging items to patient. Places identification band on patient upon registration to inpatient, ambulatory or emergency room.
  • * Assigns bed placement with knowledge of CDE, DOH, JCAHO standards.
  • * Notifies physicians and nursing stations as to admission of patients.
  • * Provides interpretation of hospital regulations to patients (i.e., visiting hours, patient services, etc.).
  • * Directs or assists patients to appropriate department or assigned room, as required.
  • * Enters all discharge information into hospital computer system.
  • Performs related duties, as required.

*ADA Essential Functions


Job Qualification

  • High School Diploma or equivalent, required.
  • Prior customer service experience, required.
  • Data entry skills (80 keystrokes per minute), required.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology, hospital admission, reimbursement procedures and DRG's, preferred.