Job Title: Clerical - Other

Company: Margaretville Hospital

City/State: Margaretville, NY

Category: Clerical/Administrative Support

Department: Central Registration

Union: No

Position: Full Time

Hours: Tuesday - Saturday

Shift: Day, Weekend

Req #: 34640

Job Details:

To perform the work necessary to process an accurate and efficient hospital patient registration and secure the necessary supporting documentation.


  • Obtains demographics and financial information. Data enters per established computer system and electronic billing requirements.
  • Obtains signatures and consent from patient/family member. Assures patient identification by preparing ID card and ID bracelet for admission and outpatient surgery patients.
  • Maintains room/bed control in cooperation with nursing staff. Notifies switchboard of admission, discharges, and transfers.
  • Maintains accounts to assure accuracy, completion and to maximize reimbursement. Assures pre-certification done.
  • Initiates pre-admission/pre-registration process by interviewing patients and preparing account/record in advance.
  • Educates patient: To notify insurance co, of planned admission/survey/tests and determine precert./second opinion requirements; of responsibility for paying copay/deductible at time of service; reviews Patients Bill of Rights, Advanced Directives and Your Rights as a hospital Patient in NYS Booklet; interprets department and hospital policies and procedure
  • Maintains integrity of the medical record retrieval system and database by performing appropriate name search and name input. Maintains security code confidentiality.
  • Night clerk will fax notification for patients with managed care insurance that require pre-certification to the appropriate insurance company. Admit patients that are scheduled for ADS/Ops surgery for the next morning and prepare charts, plates and wrist bands. The night clerk will do all the registration functions and data entry .
  • Performs any other duties as assigned.


High School Diploma or equivalent


Customer Service, Computer/Data Entry, prior clerical experience (health care desired). Knowledge of medical terminology preferred.


On the job


Minimum typing skills of 30 wpm, Windows 95 typing proficiency

About Us:

Margaretville Hospital

Margaretville Hospital, in Margaretville, NY, is home to Delaware County’s most advanced critical-care access hospital. This 15-bed facility cares for more than 240 inpatients annually while performing 14,000 outpatient procedures each year. Margaretville Hospital was named one of the top 100 critical-access hospitals in the nation by the National Rural Health Association. It provides emergency care, ambulatory care services, laboratory testing, medical imaging, physical and occupational therapy, swing-bed rehabilitation programs, respite care, and board-certified specialist and wellness education.