Position Summary: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Pathology Lab Accessioner.
In this role, the successful candidate is responsible for screening and accessioning specimens into EPIC and Tamtron Databases. Responsible for reconciling specimen information submitted for pathological examination, working Epic workqueues, second tier accessioning, and transportation coordination of shared laboratory specimens.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Escalation: Properly notifies supervisor of any delays or issues requiring attention. Ex. Cases for rejection, cases with errors.
Proficient and accurate use of EPIC, Powerpath, and Omni-Trax as directed.
Second Tier Accessioning/Epic Workqueues: Properly performs second tier accessioning according to protocol to ensure that all cases have been accessioned correctly and correct images have been scanned and are legible. Fixes any errors. Works epic workqueues to ensure all required information has been verified or corrected as indicated in the workqueues.
Laboratory Maintenance: When necessary assists laboratory helper, residents, pathologists with general laboratory cleanliness/maintenance and bench top/gross station cleaning. Updates relevant charts when needed. Maintains inventory of gross room materials informs supervisor when supplies are low.
Specimen Distribution: Places cases in designated areas for grossing. Distributes specimens in a timely manner to PAs and residents for grossing. Notifies appropriate house staff and pathologists of frozen section cases.
Specimen Accessioning: Timely accessioning of all cases that arrive in the Pathology department. Accurately accessions all cases into Epic and PowerPath databases. Verifies patient demographics, billing information, specimen description, and assigns specimen type in addition to noting QA deficiencies and properly assigns cases to pathologists and house staff.
Specimen Intake (Epic): Completes epic intake process for specimens requiring orders to be transcribed and walked-in. Accurately links Epic order to Pathology case after completing the epic intake step.
Specimen reconciliation: As per policies; reconciles each specimen received against the requisition to ensure all specimens have been received. As per policies; ensures specimens with viability criteria are viable. Addresses any issues that would warrant specimen rejection. Discusses relevant issues with supervisor.
Specimen Acceptance: Signs off on all received specimens; ensures logs matches actual specimens received. Ensures that all messenger drop offs are accepted and signed off. Time stamps specimens. Immediately addresses issues with specimens that do not match logs.
Minimum Qualifications: To qualify you must have these Minimum Qualifications:High School Graduate. 0 to 6 months experience in laboratory accessioning. Knowledge of medical terminology.Excellent computer/data entry and communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:Associates degree. 6 months to one-year experience in an anatomicpathology laboratory. Prior accessioning experience. Extensive knowledge of medical terminology.
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
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