Covenant Health

Job Title
Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge
Department Name




Secretary, Admitting and Registration

Full time, 80 hours per pay period, Varied shifts


With more than 30 specialties from Cardiology and Neurosurgery to Orthopedics and Vascular care, Methodist Medical Center was one of the first hospitals in East Tennessee to offer cutting-edge treatments and technologies that benefit people with life-threatening aneurysms, severely damaged knee, hip and shoulder joints, sudden heart failure, and non-healing wounds.

  • 301 licensed beds
  • 25 ICU beds
  • 8 step-down beds
  • 38 emergency suites
  • 2 cath labs
  • 1 electrophysiology lab
  • 8 LDRP suites
  • 205 active and courtesy physicians
  • 1,192 employees

Position Summary:

To accept assignment to any work station where patients are received and registered.


  • Greets and assists patients, identifies self, and briefly explains registration process.
  • Accurately schedules and enters orders and/or charges through the computer system.
  • Photocopies any necessary forms, returning originals to customer.
  • Follows department “downtime” procedures.
  • Possesses a working knowledge of hospital department services and the location of same.
  • Collects payments and/or deposits, balances cash collected and correctly completes receipts.
  • Obtains written orders from physicians; maintains a good working relationship with physicians, their staffs, and all hospital departments.
  • Obtains and verifies pre-certification patient eligibility and/or referrals when required by payor.
  • Obtains complete and accurate demographic and financial information from patients; obtains necessary signatures for release of information and assignment of benefits.
  • Completes pre-registration process and accepts reservations.
  • Effects assignment or transfer of patients to appropriate beds within the hospital, and prepares patient identification armbands.
  • Files department documents in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Demonstrates understanding of payor regulations including, bot not limited to: Medicare; 72-hour rule; and secondary payor rules.
  • Compiles statistical reports including: census; ER log; room reservations; and requests for patient rooms.
  • Courteously answers telephone calls, rotates calls, takes messages, or completes caller’s request.


Minimum Education:

A high school diploma or its equivalent is required. Course work or on-the-job experience in typing, filing and general office procedures is required. Must be able to read with comprehension, write legibly, and perform simple arithmetic calculations and be proficient in the use of proper grammar. Additional training or on-the-job experience with medical terminology is preferred. Word processing skills are required, and must be able to type a minimum of 45 net words per minute.


Minimum Experience:

Previous secretarial experience in a hospital setting is preferred.


Licensure Requirements:

None is required.


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