Admitting Officer

Coordinate activities related to admission of patients in hospitals.
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Salary Range
$29,000 – $77,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Admitting Officers do?

Coordinates activities related to admission of patients in hospital or other medical facility: Confers with physicians, and nursing, housekeeping, transport, and other staff members to coordinate and schedule admission of patient. Assigns accommodations based on physician’s admittance orders, patient’s preference, nature of illness, availability of space, and other information, and enters bed assignment information into computer. Prepares records of admission, transfer, and other required data. Notifies departments of patient’s admission. Reviews clerical work of interviewers and other personnel. Keeps records of admissions and discharges, and compiles occupancy-census data. May interview patient or patient’s representative to obtain necessary personal and financial data to determine eligibility for admission. May perform duties described under SUPERVISOR Master Title.

Should I be an Admitting Officer?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Administrative Officer

    How to become an Admitting Officer

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