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Pathology Sample Processing Clerk Job

Job Number: TMH18465

Job Title: Path Sample Processing Clerk

Department: Phlebotomy Program - 1102968

Facility: The Miriam Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

Under the general supervision of the Pathology Manager and 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. Performs a variety of functions on laboratory and hospital computer systems.


Level of knowledge normally acquired through completion of high school with course work in Biology and Chemistry. Applies standard precautions. Organizational and clerical skills to maintain a variety of logs and records. Computer skills. Ability to track and assist in resolution of problems and concerns when answering 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.


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