Job ID: 123160
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Date Posted: Apr 11, 2022
Work Schedule: 8hr Days
DescriptionPenn 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.
The essential functions of the position include but are not limited to: 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 by PA II. Packages archived specimens for disposal at the direction of Chief PA in accordance with 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.
Incumbent must be self motivated and exercise independent judgment. Clerk is required to observe biohazard waste handling, chemical hygiene, and fire and emergency procedures. As a member of a team consisting of accession clerks, pathologist assistants, residents, fellows and pathologists, the technician is expected to maintain an open line of communications with other members of the team and the histology lab. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required. 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.
Education or Equivalent Experience:
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 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.