Path Sample Processing Clrk


: $60,090.00 - $83,220.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Administrative/Clerical

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Under the general supervision of the Pathology Manager and in accordance with Hospital and department policies and procedures performs a variety of duties to provide for pre-analytical specimen processing patient registration test ordering and specimen distribution within laboratories. Performa a variety of functions on laboratory and hospital computer systems.


Receives specimens for pre-analytical processing (i.e. spinning of bloods aliquoting of samples patient registration test ordering generating bar code labels verifying proper labeling of specimens specimen distribution within laboratories and result inquiry.) Maintains logbooks and similar documents as required.

In conjunction with technologist checks specimens to identify any requiring special handling or processing due to specimen requirements testing procedures sample condition and/or patient diagnosis.

Contacts patient care units departments and physician offices as necessary to clarify testing requests to notify of samples needing to be redrawn to prioritize tests to be run if specimen quantity is insufficient for tests requested.

Answers central telephone line for laboratories. Resolves issues and answers questions within the scope of authority or directs to appropriate person after assimilating sufficient background information. Responds to general and specific inquiries related to patient specimen and culture reports and availability of test procedure. Assists with both verbal and faxing of test results. Responds to and assists in tracking and resolution of lab related problems and concerns requiring knowledge of various laboratory procedures practices and specimen handling requirements.

Accepts and prepares transfer packing lists between affiliate hospitals.

Receives test results from laboratory sections. Phones patient care units or physician offices with ?stat? laboratory results.

Prepares and maintains detailed records of lab procedure requests and results; enters ICD-9 coding in Lifespan computer system Laboratory Information System (LIS) and/or Health Information System (HIS) submitting appropriate forms to update physician information in computer system and maintaining inventory and working stock.

Maintains subject/data confidentiality by adhering to Lifespan?s Confidentiality Policy.

Performs all duties in a timely manner.

Maintains quality assurance safety environmental and infection control in accordance with established hospital department policies procedures and objectives.

Performs other related duties as required.

Other information:


Level of knowledge normally acquired through completion of high school with course work in Biology and Chemistry.

Applies standard precautions.

Organizational and clerical skills to maintain a variety of logs and records.

Computer skills.

Ability to track and assist in resolution of problems and concerns when answering central telephone line.

Interpersonal and communication skills to exchange factual information with physicians nurses external laboratories etc. regarding laboratory services test results and test procedures.


One year experience performing similar duties successfully in another institution or one year on-the-job training under supervision at The Miriam Hospital.


Sits stands and walks intermittently throughout the day.

May be exposed to odors chemicals and infectious materials when handling laboratory specimens.

Hazards are minimized by following established universal precautionary procedures.

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: The Miriam Hospital USA:RI:Providence

Work Type: Full Time

Shift: Shift 2

Union: Non-Union

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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