Louisiana Department of State Civil Service HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS TECHNICIAN 1, 2, OR 3 in Jackson, Louisiana



$1,711.00 - $3,420.00 Monthly

$9.87 - $19.73 Hourly

$1,711.00 - $3,420.00 Monthly


Jackson, LA

Jackson, LA

Job Type



LDH-Office of Behavioral Health

Job Number

ELMHS 12.1.16 HAT1-3


12/6/2016 11:59 PM Central

  • Description

  • Benefits

Supplemental Information

Job Number: ELMHS 12.1.16 HAT1-3

This vacancy is located in the Nursing Department of Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System in Jackson, LA (East Feliciana Parish). ELMHS is the largest 24-hour, multi-site, state psychiatric complex, comprised of residential, outpatient and inpatient services.

*This posting may be used to fill vacancies in other divisions or units at Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System within 90 days of closing.

The position may be filled as either a Probational or Job Appointment (open to all qualified applicants); a promotion (open to all statewide classified and Agencywide permanent status employees); by Detail to Special Duty; or as a part-time WAE. Current permanent status, classified employees may be required to accept a Probational appointed if selected. If filled as a Job Appointment, there is a possibility that this position may be converted to a Probational Appointment should funding become available.

As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as a Hospital Admissions Technician 1, 2, or 3 depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant(s). The maximum annual salary for the Hospital Admissions Technician 3 is $46,987. Please refer to the "Job Specifications" tab located at the top of the LA Careers "Current Job Opportunities" page of the Civil Service website for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualifications and job concepts for each level.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of work experience. An application may be considered incomplete if the work experience and education sections are not completed. Please list all work experience.

Applicants qualifying based on college training or receipt of a baccalaureate degree will be required to submit an official college transcript to verify credentials claimed prior to appointment. Please make every effort to attach a copy of your transcript to your application. The transcripts can be added as an attachment to your online application or faxed to (225) 219-1041. The selected candidate will be required to submit original documentation upon hire.

Applicants must have Civil Service test scores for 8500-Office Support Exam in order to be considered for this vacancy unless exempted by Civil Service rule or policy. If you do not have a score prior to applying to this posting, it may result in your application not being considered.

Applicants without current test scores can apply to take the test here.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities.

If you are unable to apply online, you may fax your Civil Service application to (225) 219-1041 or you may mail it to the Staffing Division, Department of State Civil Service, P.O. Box 94111, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9111. Please include the job title (HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS TECHNICIAN 1, 2, OR 3) and job number (ELMHS 12.1.16 HAT1-3) on your application. All applications must be faxed or postmarked by the closing date of this posting. Paper applications will be considered incomplete if the supplemental questions are not printed, answered, and submitted with the application.

Applicants can check the status of their application at any time by selecting the 'Application Status' link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.

Application received - Your application has been submitted successfully.

Checking for required test score - We are making sure you have an active, passing score for the required written test.

Evaluating experience - Your application is being reviewed by Human Resources to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

Eligible for consideration - You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for the position.

Eligible Pending Supplemental Qualification Review - Only candidates meeting the supplemental qualification will be eligible for referral.

Referred to hiring manager for review - Your application has been delivered to the hiring manager. You may or may not be called for an interview.

Position filled - Someone has been selected for the position.

Position canceled - The agency has decided not to fill the position.

For further information about this vacancy, please contact:

Heather Strickland

LDH- ELMHS Human Resources

Jackson, LA 70748


You are strongly encouraged to apply for this posting using your online application. It is recommended that you apply for all job titles that you are interested in.

Specific information about this job will be provided to you in the interview process, should you be selected. However, there is no guarantee that everybody that applies to this posting will be interviewed.



One year of experience in which clerical work was a major duty.


Training in a business or clerical-related curriculum in a business school or technical institute will substitute for the required experience on the basis of six months of training for six months of experience.

Completion of a business or clerical-related curriculum in a business school or technical institute will substitute for the required one year of experience.

College training will substitute for the required experience on the basis of 15 semester hours for six months of experience.


Business or technical school training with less than completion will only be credited in six month increments. Similarly, college training will only be credited in 15 semester hour increments.


Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:

To prepare and maintain patient data in order to verify patient eligibility status during the hospital admissions process.

Level of Work:


Supervision Received:

Close from a higher-level hospital admissions technician or other higher-level agency personnel.

Supervision Exercised:


Location of Work:

LSU Health Care Services Division, Acute Care Hospitals, LSU Health Sciences Center, Medical Schools, Department of Health and Hospitals, and Human Services Districts.

Job Distinctions:

Differs from the Hospital Admissions Technician 2 by the absence of responsibility for independently performing assigned duties.

Examples of Work

Interviews patients in emergency rooms, clinics and inpatient areas in order to obtain identifying and financial information and pertinent signatures.

Conducts in-depth interviews to complete and/or update information and eliminate discrepancies in patient data.

Verifies patient eligibility for hospital services by interpreting and applying complex Federal, State, and Hospital policies and procedures to accomplish admission.

Seeks confirmation of patient data via computer or telephone and written communication to employers, insurance companies, social service institutions, etc.

Communicates hospital rules and regulations to patients; responds to inquiries from family, business and other individuals concerning patient's condition and location; relates availability of benefits provided to patients by various social service programs.

Identifies patients by obtaining a unique hospital number or assigning a number to new patients; places identifying bands on patients or in their close proximity.

Maintains statistical tallies of inpatient and outpatient admit/discharge transactions.

Completes forms for departmental productivity reports and hospital record keeping.

Screens patient charts during discharge to schedule and coordinate follow-up clinic appointments.

Notifies patient records section of discharge and routes a record of services provided to patient billing section.

Informs patient of the Advance Directives, both in the Inpatient Admission and the Outpatient screening.

Escorts patients to appropriate unit when necessary.