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Patient Registration Clerk - Part-Time

San Joaquin General Hospital

Recruitment #0418-RH0200-TM


San Joaquin General Hospital is seeking candidates who enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and who are available to work rotating schedules.  This recruitment is being conducted to fill current and future part-time vacancies in the San Joaquin General Hospital's Admitting, ER Registration, and Outpatient Registration departments, as well as San Joaquin County Clinic's onsite and offsite  locations. San Joaquin General Hospital is an acute care facility that runs 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  Depending upon the assignment, the work schedule may require working rotating shifts that could include nights, weekends and holidays.  

San Joaquin General Hospital is a 196-bed teaching hospital and is a designated level III Trauma Center and Certified Stroke facility. The hospital is dedicated to a philosophy of excellence in providing health services, education and professional training in an integrated system that values quality in life, family interaction, and respect for both clients and employees. The Agency is committed to the delivery of community-oriented, culturally sensitive, and affordable health care throughout San Joaquin County.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. A completed application must be postmarked or received online by the final filing deadline.

NOTE: All correspondences relating to this recruitment will be delivered via e-mail. The e-mail account used will be the one provided on your employment application during time of submittal. Please be sure to check your e-mail often for updates. If you do not have an e-mail account on file, Human Resources will send you correspondences via US Mail.


  • Asks questions of patients and/or their relatives; enters information into the hospital system; screens material for completeness and accuracy.
  • Matches account numbers with financial codes; verifies insurance or Medic-Cal coverage; checks insurance I.D. cards and Medi-Cal labels; checks records for verification of Medic-Cal/Medicare coverage.
  • Obtains signatures on appropriate forms; types I.D. cards and stamps patients’ records; posts or verifies information.
  • Explains rules, regulations, policies and procedures pertaining to patient registration.
  • Directs patients to appropriate office, clinic or treatment center for services; may maintain a system of clinic appointments.
  • Operates standard office machines such as computer terminals, automatic copiers, calculators and microfiche readers.
  • May act as lead worker; may check and review work of others; may train others as assigned.

    Note: Supplemental application must be submitted with employment application.

    Experience:  Two years of general office clerical work, one year of which must have been in gathering financial and personal information from patients and/or families in a doctor’s office, medical clinic, or acute care hospital.
    Substitution:  One year of business training in an approved school or training program may be substituted for six months of general clerical experience.


    Basic Medicare, Medi-Cal and private insurance eligibility requirements; basic layout of San Joaquin General Hospital and location of treatment centers and offices; public relations techniques; filing and record keeping systems used in registering patients; language mechanics.


    Follow oral and written directions; read and understand job related material; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; communicate effectively; work well under pressure; deal tactfully with individuals in stressful situations; match names and numbers; explain hospital policies, procedures and related regulations to the public, utilizing effective public and guest relations techniques; operate office equipment including computer terminals.


    Part-Time Employee Benefits: Part-time employees who meet the appropriate eligibility criteria may receive health insurance benefits and step increases.

    Selection Procedures

    Applicants for part-time and temporary recruitments who meet the minimum qualifications are either referred to the hiring department for further selection or they may be required to take a written examination.  If a written examination is given, the top candidates may be referred to the hiring department for further selection.

    Testing Accommodation:  Candidates who require testing accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) must call Human Resources Division at (209) 468-3370 prior to the examination date. 

    Physical Exam:  Some classifications require physical examinations.  Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the physical examination.  The County pays for physical examinations administered in its medical facilities.

    Pre-employment Drug Screening Exam:  Some classifications require a new employee successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen as a condition of employment.  Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the drug screen.  The County pays for the initial drug screen.

    Employment of Relatives: Applicants who are relatives of employees in a department within the 3rd degree of relationship, (parent, child, grandparent, grandchild or sibling) either by blood or marriage, may not be appointed, promoted, transferred into or within the department when:

    • They are related to the Appointing Authority, or
    • The employment would result in one of them supervising the work of the other

    Department Heads may establish additional limitations on the hiring of relatives by departmental rule.

    Proof of Eligibility:  If you are offered a job, you will be required to provide proof of U.S. citizenship or other documents that establish your eligibility to be employed in the U.S.


    Apply Online:   
    By mail or in person:  

    San Joaquin County Human Resources

    44 N. San Joaquin Street Suite 330

    Stockton, Ca 95202                       

    Office hours:               
    Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; excluding holidays.

    Phone:  (209) 468-3370  

    Job Line:

    For current employment opportunities please call our 24-hour job line at (209) 468-3377. 

    When a final filing date is indicated, applications must be filed with the Human Resources Division before 5:00 p.m. or postmarked by the final filing date. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Applications sent through county inter-office mail, which are not received by the final filing date, will not be accepted. (The County assumes no responsibility for mailed applications which are not received by the Human Resources Division) San Joaquin County Substance Abuse Policy: San Joaquin County has adopted a Substance Abuse Policy in compliance with the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988. This policy is enforced by all San Joaquin County Departments and applies to all San Joaquin County employees.
    Equal Opportunity Employer:  San Joaquin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.  For more information go to

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    Human Resources Division  Stockton, CA 95202
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