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Pathology Sample Processing Clerk Job

Job Number: TMH17169

Job Title: Pathology Sample Processing Clerk

Department: Lab Outreach - 1102956

Facility: The Miriam Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

Level of knowledge normally acquired through completion of high school with course work in Biology and Chemistry preferred. Applies standard precautions. Organizational, clerical and computer skills are required to maintain a variety of logs and records. Must have the ability to track and assist in the resolution of issues when answering the central telephone line. Must have interpersonal and communication skills to exchange factual information with physicians, nurses, external laboratories, etc., regarding laboratory services, test results and test procedures.


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

Reports to the Pathology Manager. 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 utilizing laboratory and hospital computer systems.