Clerk Specialist

Under general supervision but according to established policies and procedures performs specialized and complex clerical functions. Utilizing judgement and a thorough knowledge of Department Hospital and external agency systems and operations regarding a specialized function researches and reconciles clerical procedural and judgement errors. Gathers and interprets information from many sources and prepares summarizes and expedites the processing of such information. May provide resource assistance to other personnel. Performs any combination of the following duties.


Reviews edits and verifies the accuracy of a variety of records reports financial statements and other items. Identifies errors which may be clerical procedural and occasionally judgmental in nature researches all available sources and makes adjustments to reconcile error as necessary.

Provides resource assistance to other clerical personnel both within and outside the immediate work area and assists in resolving operational and/or technical problems by researching source of problems and making recommendation for resolution utilizing through knowledge of Departmental and/or Hospital accounts.

Codes indexes logs classifies and files materials requiring thorough knowledge of appropriate coding formats and the Department�s record processing and maintenance systems.

Performs complex accounting and clerical functions such as processing posting and balancing settlements to patient accounts from various third-party payers requiring knowledge of the regulations policies and procedures of the specific �third-party payer� as well as those of the Department. Interacts with patient representatives of the specific third-party payer and other Hospital departments to explain process and expedite settlements.

Types reports statistical tables forms and other documents in conjunction with own work. Operates an on-line computer terminal similar in operation to a typewriter in order to input report corrections accounting figures.

May conduct special projects for the Department utilizing experience-based knowledge of Departmental and Hospital policies procedures and operations.

May operate a variety of standard and/or automated office equipment such as a photo-copier calculator and microfilm viewer.

May participate in the orientation of new clerical employees to the Department by explaining procedures and providing assistance as necessary.


Other information:

Analytical ability to locate research and resolve errors and problems.

Organizational skills to gather assemble and maintain data from a wide variety of sources.

Good math skills in order to perform statistical analysis calculate and verify report totals.

The ability to operate standard and automated office equipment including an on-line computer terminal.

The level of typing ability required for this position is not that of a correspondence typist.


Six to twelve months of progressively more responsible job-related experience in order to be familiar with most if not all departmental operations as well as the regulations associated with specialized functions.


Generally good working conditions with little discomfort from dust noise and heat.



Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status.   Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


Location: Rhode Island Hospital USA:RI:Providence


Work Type: Full Time


Shift: Shift 1


Union: IBT