Hospital Admitting Clerk Salary
|Salary||$24,190 - $45,456|
|Total Pay (|
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).)
|$20,499 - $41,592|
|Hourly Rate||$9.75 - $19.47|
|Overtime||$4.30 - $32.83|
|Total Pay (||$20,499 - $41,592|
Job Description for Hospital Admitting Clerk
Hospital admitting clerks, sometimes called emergency admissions or medical admission clerks, handle administrative duties for their medical facility. The hospital admitting clerk is often the first person that a patient sees when they arrive at the hospital; they are in charge of checking patients in, providing forms to patients, answering any questions, and helping patients to feel comfortable as they wait for a doctor. These clerks help ensure that all of the medical facility's administrative duties are handled properly and efficiently, that the facility runs smoothly, and that all patient needs are met. Their day-to-day responsibilities also include answering phone calls, creating and managing patient files, scheduling and confirming appointments, and handling billing issues. Hospital admitting clerk may also need to schedule medical professionals' calendars and appointments.Read More...
Hospital admitting clerk typically work in hospitals, but may also work at urgent care clinics or assisted care facilities. They work with a wide variety of medical professionals including doctors, nurses, physicians, emergency response teams, and assistants. Additionally, hospital admitting clerk work directly with patients, their families, and insurance representatives.
Hospital admitting clerk jobs typically require at minimum a high school diploma or equivalent, along with experience working in a similar position. This is generally a full time position and may require night or weekend work depending on their employer's hours of operation. These individuals are generally required to sit or stand at a computer for long periods of time.
Hospital Admitting Clerk Tasks
- Perform admitting duties including explaining various forms such as patient rights, medical releases and insurance.
- Greet visitors, ascertain purpose of visit, and direct them to appropriate staff or department.
- Assess method of payment for services, initate processing, may refer to specialist for financial options.
Common Career Paths for Hospital Admitting Clerk
Hospital Admitting Clerks may progress into high-paying roles like Registered Nurse, where median compensation is $56K annually. Hospital Admitting Clerks moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Hospital Admitting Supervisors or Patient Account Representatives. The median paychecks in those roles are $13K higher and $2K higher, respectively.
Pay by Experience Level for Hospital Admitting Clerk
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $26K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $29K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Hospital Admitting Clerks make a median salary of $34K. Hospital Admitting Clerks who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $39K.
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