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Clinical Laboratory Control Clerk Job

Job Number: RIH18573

Job Title: Lab Control Clerk

Department: Biochemistry Lab - 1012955

Facility: Rhode Island Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

Under general supervision of Pathology Supervisor and in accordance with established polices and procedures, performs a variety of duties to provide for centralized receipt, recording and distribution of specimens within laboratories. Assists with recording, verifying and communicating tests results. Maintains detailed related records. Logs specimens received onto department microcomputers. Answers central telephone line for clinical laboratories. Responds to general and specific information requests, concerns and problems. Resolves problems within scope of authority or refers as appropriate after obtaining sufficient background information.

The level of knowledge gained from the completion of High School with some course work in the fields of biology and chemistry.

Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care patients with consideration of aging processes, human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process.

General knowledge of variety of laboratory tests and procedures for obtaining and handling laboratory specimens for processing within various sections of laboratory, in order to respond to requests for information; to receive, prepare and distribute specimens to appropriate laboratories; to identify specimens requiring handling; to be knowledgeable in the use of universal precautions.

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

Microcomputer skills.

Analytical ability to assist supervisor in checking , editing and verifying tests results; to track and assist in resolution of problems and concerns when answering the 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.


At least one year progressively more responsible related experience to become familiar with various laboratories’ procedures, specimen handling requirements, and the like.