Hospital Admitting Clerk Salary
|Salary||$24,126 - $45,456|
|Total Pay (||$20,477 - $41,673|
|Hourly Rate||$9.74 - $19.50|
|Overtime||$4.30 - $32.83|
|Total Pay (||$20,477 - $41,673|
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
At the upper end, Hospital Admitting Clerks who move into a Registered Nurse role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Registered Nurses is a much higher $56K per year. Hospital Admitting Clerks most often move into positions as Hospital Admitting Supervisors or Patient Account Representatives; those groups report median salaries that are $13K higher and $3K higher, respectively.
Pay by Experience Level for Hospital Admitting Clerk
Pay by Experience for a Hospital Admitting Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level Hospital Admitting Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 192 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Hospital Admitting Clerk with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 61 salaries. An experienced Hospital Admitting Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 70 salaries. A Hospital Admitting Clerk with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 12 salaries.
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