Northwell Health Accessioner (Westchester) in Tarrytown, New York

Req Number 001HMJ

Job Category General Clerical/Secretarial

Job Description

Assists laboratory personnel in daily accessioning activities. Performs pre-analytical processing of specimens and a variety of clerical duties in support of department.

  1. Performs pre-analytical processing of specimens and clerical duties including, but not limited to:

· Receives, sorts and performs accurate data entry for all specimens entering the laboratory.

· Receives and processes written/electronic requests from physicians for routine, STAT and/or special laboratory tests.

· Follows appropriate handling requirements for specific specimens.

· Identifies and documents situations that may adversely impact test performance or reporting of results. Notifies management of situation.

· Rejects incorrect or inappropriate specimens. Retests using the same or alternate methods.

  1. Performs a variety of clerical duties in support of department.

· Answers, screens and directs phone calls received in Laboratory.

· Retrieves, prints and faxes test results and cumulative reports utilizing the Laboratory computer system (LIS).

· Processes and files form requests, records, receipts, and related laboratory paperwork.

· Generates daily pending log and other reports, as required by management.

· Assists in training new employees, as directed by management.

  1. Performs related duties, as required.


· High School Diploma or equivalent, required.

· Proficiency in Medical Terminology, required.

· Working knowledge of PC applications, required.

· Previous related experience, preferred.