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Clerk II

Job ID: 191466
Work Type: PER DIEM
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States

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Clerk II

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 3400 Spruce Street


This position is located in the Surgical Pathology Department. 

The essential functions of the position include but are not limited to: 

1. Filing patient slides after completion of requested pathology work.

2. Print patient reports and return slides and blocks to outside hospitals 30-60 days after the completion of the pathology report. Document the return in lab information system.

3. Coordinates transfer of slides to outside storage facility and rotates on-site slide storage as needed.

4. Transfer slides between Hospital of the Univ. of Pennsylvania and its affiliated pathology departments.

5. Help locate and retrieve missing slides from other hospitals, pathologist offices or trainees.

6. Obtains patient information from inside and outside the department, determines appropriate steps necessary for obtaining complete patient demographic information.

7. Coordinates supply ordering and restocks departmental lab site

The marginal functions of the position include but are not limited to:

1. Answers telephones, records and distributes messages or aids caller, as indicated.

2. Makes copies as needed.

3. Performs other duties in area of responsibility that may be assigned.


High pressure area requiring continued high level of proficiency, concentration, and flexibility. Must be able to communicate effectively at all levels.

Required to observe waste handling safety, fire and emergency procedures; must report damaged property or equipment to supervisor or designee.

The incumbent is expected to provide organizational values of patient and visitor satisfaction by demonstrating courtesy and respect for patients and their families, visitors and other employees.

May care for patients in all age groups. Demonstrates competence in the assessment, treatment and care of the specific patients served whose ages range from infancy through adolescence, adulthood and geriatrics.


Education equivalent to completion of high school. 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.

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    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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