Temporary COVID Accessioner

at Sonic Healthcare USA
Published August 3, 2022
Location East Providence, RI
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  Part-time  


Job Functions, Duties, Responsibilities and Position Qualifications:

Accession Covid-19 test samples to be analyzed.

Duties / Responsibilities

Verifies and matches information on requisitions and drawn specimens, received from the road phlebotomy, branch laboratory, physician’s offices and courier departments.  Enters accurately data for each patient relevant to the type of testing performed.  Verifies patient name, address, method of payment and enters into computer system when necessary.  Must adhere to departmental procedures regarding consistency and accuracy of information entered into the computer system. *

Adheres accession label to all specimens and requisitions for tracking and test reporting.  Spins related blood specimens in centrifuge before forwarding to the appropriate department.  Ensures that adequate amount of blood is drawn to perform all tests requested.  May be required to aliquot blood specimens; process other blood fluids for distribution to departments and reference labs. *

Is responsible for verification of branch lab specimens received in the main laboratory.  Ensures that an adequate amount of specimen is delivered to the appropriate department.  Troubleshoots when specimen provided is insufficient and/or incorrect.

Rechecks co-worker’s data entry/requisitions/specimens handling for accuracy and quality control.

Receive and processes stat work, which requires high priority attention. *

Troubleshoots problematic areas and notifies department supervisor.  Any changes to original patient testing file must be reported to the appropriate technical supervisor.

Maintains and files forms for all reference laboratory send outs for all East Side Clinical Laboratory locations.  Follows up with the reference laboratory for missing reports.

Knowledgeable in third-party financial billing procedures.  If necessary, contacts proper individuals to obtain financial information.

Results entry to reference lab reports (senior members).

If trained as a phlebotomist, may be required to assist with phlebotomy duties in the main laboratory, if necessary.

Required to work Saturday or weekend rotation as specified by departmental schedule.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Extended hours may be required.

Requirements:  Knowledge of third party billing, general laboratory procedures and basic computer and excellent typing skills.  Must possess excellent communication and organizational skills.  Ability to work in an organized manner.  High School Diploma/GED required.  Associate’s Degree in related field preferred.

Physical Demands:

  • Extensive sitting, phone and computer use.
  • Capable of standing continuously for up to 2 hours.
  • Extend and reach with hands and arms and use hands and fingers.
  • Occasionally required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel or crouch.
  • May be required to lift, move and carry up to 15-20 pounds.
  • Hearing acuity sufficient to effectively communicate with customers and employees via telephone and in person.
  • Ability to communicate verbally on phone and in person.
  • Fluency in the English language.

East Side Clinical Laboratory is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  “All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status.  East Side Clinical Laboratories takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.”

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East Side Clinical Laboratory, Inc.

Sonic Healthcare USA is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates diversity and is committed to an inclusive workplace for all employees. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, genetics, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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