Job description

A successful candidate must have excellent personal skills and be comfortable working with patients in a clinical environment.

Must be familiar with medical terminology.

Sensitivity to confidential matters is required.

Similar positions include patient intake clerk and patient admissions clerk.

Typical duties of a patient registration clerk

  • Interviewing incoming patients prior to admission to gather demographic, insurance and emergency information
  • Ensuring completion of paperwork, sign-in and security procedures
  • Explaining facility policies, preparing and distributing patient identification bands, and arranging for transportation to assigned rooms
  • Additional duties may include collecting co-payments, answering phones, assisting family members, and conducting research for prior medical records and account folders