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PRN Clerk - Surgical Pathology

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Job ID: 188424
Category: Clerical/Administrative
Work Type: PER DIEM
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Work Schedule: Monday - Thursday 4:00pm-8:00pm

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Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?


  • Ensures the maintenance of patient requests, collates and files requests in appropriate locations in accordance with established procedures. 
  • Retrieves patient specimens from the OR, DSU and MAT LABOR and enters the information into the Laboratory Information System. 
  • Obtains patient information from inside and outside the department, determines appropriate steps necessary for obtaining complete patient demographic information. 
  • Collates specimens with appropriate pathology slip (assigned resident). 
  • Makes copies of all requisition slips as indicated by supervisor. 
  • Monitors the monthly inventory reporting low levels for ordering. 
  • Packages archived specimens for disposal while following divisional and safety department policies. 
  • The marginal functions of the position include but are not limited to: Answers telephones, records and distributes messages or aids caller, as indicated. Receives operating room schedule, maintains files, slides and delivers to appropriate individual. Makes copies as needed. Maintains specimens in an organized fashion. Discards specimens on a weekly basis after diagnosis is made. Performs other duties in area of responsibility that may be assigned.  

    Education or Equivalent Experience:

    • Education equivalent to completion of high school is required.
    • Familiarity with computer workstation preferred. 
    • Previous experience performing related duties preferred. 
    • The incumbent should learn to perform the job satisfactorily within three months.

      We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

      Live Your Life's Work

      We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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