Admission Clerk

Patient Services
Life Beacon Bay Hospital
Admission Clerk

A vacancy exists for an Admission Clerk based at Life Beacon Bay Hospital, reporting to the Reception Supervisor, Brigitt Raffie. The successful candidate will be responsible to assist with admission of patients and administration as well as contributing to the effective functioning of the admission department.

Critical Outputs
  • Maintain a well-run, professional and patient focused admission environment.
  • Manage the accuracy of admission process and the prevention of potential risk factors.
  • Manage the accuracy of the bed booking procedure.
  • Synergy and teamwork – working closely with credit controllers, case managers, reception staff, nurses and doctors.
  • Liaising with medical aids to obtain authorizations for admissions.
  • Manage the risk for the hospital by adhering to all related protocols.
  • Ensure quality care to all patients is maintained.
  • Perform switchboard duties as and when necessary.
  • Handling money and receipting.
  • Assist case management when required
  • Daily petty cash and banking management
  • Collection of co-payments, private fees when applicable as well as related documentation.
  • Performing general administration duties involved in the admission and pre admission of patients, scanning, filling and assisting with obtaining of authorisation.
  • Accepting bed bookings from doctor’s consulting rooms and other hospitals
  • Compile a complete and accurate list per ward of pre-booked patients
  • Liaising with wards regarding the bed bookings
  • Reservation of beds for patients
  • Rendering of support services and ad-hoc administration assigned by the Reception Supervisor
  • Grade 12
  • Computer literacy( Impilo,IMEDS,MS Office will be advantageous)
  • An enthusiastic, motivated, and well organised individual with initiative and able to handle pressure.
  • Able to work shifts and overtime as required.
  • Customer Service oriented.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are a prerequisite.
  • Teamwork essential.
  • Knowledge of bed bookings
  • Prior knowledge and experience of admissions and medical terminology
  • Problem-solving, analysis and judgement
  • Resilience
  • Engaging diversity
  • Verbal & written communication and presentation
  • Influencing
  • Drive & energy
  • Excellence orientation
  • Ethical behaviour
  • Building relationships
  • Customer responsiveness
  • Organisational awareness
Closing date
Thursday, March 28, 2024

Internal applicants - Before making an application, you are requested to discuss your application with your line manager. External candidates will also be considered.

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Life Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Thank you for your interest in this opportunity. Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  Applicants who have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date of this advert, should consider their application as unsuccessful.



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