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HealthAlliance Sr Admitting Clerk in Valhalla, New York

Sr Admitting Clerk

Company: Westchester Medical Center

City/State: Valhalla, NY

Category: Clerical/Administrative Support

Department: Admitting

Position: Full Time

Hours: variable

Shift: Evening, Night

Req #: 27181

Posted Date: Oct 05, 2021

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Internal Posting:

10/5/21 – 10/21/21- This is a hospital based position located at Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla NY.–


Under general supervision and following established rules and procedures, incumbents perform a variety of complex clerical tasks required for the admission of patients to the hospital, including receiving incoming patients requiring hospitalization and conducting the interview with the patient or their representative in order to obtain all required information and authorizations prior to admission to Westchester Medical Center.This class differs from Admitting Clerk in that incumbents are expected to function under less supervision and exercise a greater degree of independent judgment in dealing with patients.Incumbents may act in a lead capacity over a small number of admitting clerks, reviewing their work for accuracy, completeness and timeliness, and providing guidance in resolving problems.Does related work as required.


Knowledge of hospital operations and procedures; knowledge of interviewing techniques required to elicit specific information; familiarity with automated information systems; ability to comprehend and carry out hospital admitting procedures; ability to complete various forms and other documents used in the hospital admitting process with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail; ability to communicate and get along well with all types of people; ability to utilize automated information systems; ability to compile statistical information; ability to effectively use computer applications such as spreadsheets, word processing, calendar, e-mail and database software in performing work assignments; ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in English sufficiently to perform the essential duties of the position; tact and understanding in dealing with patients in a sometimes stressful situation; thoroughness; dependability; initiative; good judgment; pleasant manner; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.


High school or equivalency diploma and two years of experience where the primary function was patient admissions/patient registration in a hospital or health care facility, one of which included data entry or word processing.Substitutions:(1)Satisfactory completion of an approved business school or 30 college credits* may be substituted for one year of the above stated general experience.(2)Satisfactory completion of an approved business school or 30 college credits* which included coursework in data entry or word processing may substitute for the one year of specialized experience.

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Westchester Medical Center

Westchester Medical Center is the premier provider of advanced medical care in New York’s Hudson Valley. The flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, this 895-bed academic hospital in Valhalla, NY, provides local residents with acute-care services — Level I trauma and burn care, organ transplants and advanced neurovascular procedures and more — found nowhere else in the region. Westchester Medical Center is the primary referral facility for other Hudson Valley hospitals and serves as a lifeline for more than 3 million.

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