We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Lead Lab Accessioner.
In this role, the successful candidate is responsible for screening and accessioning specimens into EPIC and Tamtron Databases. Responsible for helping troubleshoot issues with specimen submission, intake and grossing distribution. Responsible for helping troubleshoot existing case issues (ex: case assignment, missing information, delays in accessioning). Responsible for assisting in sending supplies to operating rooms and referring physician offices. Responsible for helping with overseeing work distribution to other staff members as needed.
Specimen Acceptance: Signs off on all received specimens; ensures logs matches actual specimens received. Ensures that all messenger drop offs are accepted and signed off. Time stamps specimens. Immediately addresses issues with specimens that do not match logs.
Specimen reconciliation: As per policies; reconciles each specimen received against the requisition to ensure all specimens have been received. As per policies; ensures specimens with viability criteria are viable. Addresses any issues that would warrant specimen rejection. Discusses relevant issues with supervisor.
Specimen Accessioning: Timely accessioning of all cases that arrive in the Pathology department. Accurately accessions all cases into Epic and PowerPath databases. Verifies patient demographics, billing information, and specimen type in addition to noting QA deficiencies and properly assigns cases to pathologists and house staff.
Specimen Distribution: Places cases in designated areas for grossing. Distributes specimens in a timely manner to PAs and residents for grossing. Notifies appropriate house staff and pathologists of frozen section cases.
Laboratory Maintenance: When necessary assists laboratory helper, residents, pathologists with general laboratory cleanliness/maintenance and bench top/gross station cleaning. Updates relevant charts when needed. Maintains inventory of gross room materials informs supervisor when supplies are low.
Troubleshooting: Helps to troubleshoot issues with specimen submission, intake, grossing distribution, and accessioning. Makes calls to operating rooms and referring physician offices to address any errors. Helps to troubleshoot existing case issues (ex: case assignment, delayed accessioning of specimen). Troubleshoots epic IT issues and places and follows up with relevant IT tickets and PHIs. Identifies and informs manager of any issues that need to be escalated.
Second Tier Accessioning/Epic Workqueues: Properly performs second tier accessioning according to protocol to ensure that all cases have been accessioned correctly and correct images have been scanned and are legible. Fixes any errors. Works epic workqueues to ensure all required information has been verified or corrected as indicated in the workqueues.
Proficient and accurate use of EPIC, Powerpath, and Omni-Trax as directed.
Escalation: Properly notifies supervisor of any delays or issues requiring attention. Ex. Cases for rejection, merging, cases with errors.
Assists with accessioning schedule changes if requested by the surgical pathology director or supervisor.
Delegates and oversees work distribution to other staff members as needed.
Assists in the process of sending supplies to operating rooms and referring physician offices.
One year experience in an anatomic pathology laboratory setting
Extensive knowledge of medical terminology, specifically anatomic pathology specimen descriptions
Excellent computer/data entry and communication skills
1+ years experience in an anatomic pathology laboratory setting.
Prior accessioning experience.
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
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