Hospital Clerk At Appalachian Regional Healthcare

Appalachian Regional Healthcare is a not-for-profit health system serving 350,000 residents across Eastern Kentucky and Southern West Virginia. Operating 11 hospitals, multi-specialty physician practices, home health agencies, HomeCare Stores and retail pharmacies, ARH is the largest provider of care and single largest employer in southeastern Kentucky and the third largest private employer in southern West Virginia.


The Nursing Service Clerk is responsible for performing general clerical duties by preparing, compiling, and maintaining records.

Special Instructions

Must have a 30 wpm typing test on file prior to 9/25/18.


Receives newly admitted patients and prepares identification tags and assembles patients’ records.

Notifies physician of new admissions and consultations.

Assists in keeping vital summary sheet up to date by recording temperature, pulse, respiration’s, weight, diet, activity, etc.

Transcribes orders from physicians’ order sheet to patients’ chart, prepares cards, tickets, etc.

Prepares requests and schedules procedures.

Answers patient call system and telephone; receives and delivers messages for supplies, patients, physicians, etc.

Checks patients’ chart for completeness at time of discharge. Disassembles and prepares for return to Medical Records.

Files completed request slips when returned from Laboratory, Radiology, etc.

Prepares requisitions to maintain established inventories of clerical supplies.

Maintains nursing station in a clean safe and orderly manner.

Types and prepares reports as directed.

Maintains patient register and schedules procedures to be performed by other services.

Greets, assists, and directs visitors in a courteous manner.

Operates various office equipment.

Performs other related duties as assigned.



Must possess physical abilities to endure prolonged sitting, moderate walking and standing, bending, lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling; exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.


High School Diploma or GED Equivalent; and

Preferably on year’s experience in billing experience and experience in Microsoft word & excel. Health care billing experience preferred.

Must have knowledge of medical terminology ICD9 and CPT codes as pertains to billing.
Must be familiar with UB92 and HCFA competition.
Must be computer literate in Word and Excel.

Ability to operate routine office machines, including but not limited to postage meter, typewriter, display terminal and terminal printing, adding machine and fax machine.

Ability to type a minimum of 30 words per minute accurately.

Three (3) to six (6) months on-the-job training as required to attain proficiency of performance of assigned duties and responsibilities.


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