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Specimen Processing Clerk I (New Hire Sign-on Bonus)

Company: Caris Life Sciences
Location: Phoenix
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

**Position Summary**The Specimen Processing Clerk I is responsible for supporting the department with all clerical and ancillary duties in creating and accessioning clinical cases for patient output. They are responsible for upfront processing of patient samples including performing video receipt of incoming specimens, data entry of patient information into the Laboratory Information System (LIS), labeling of patient samples, handling discrepancies to obtain needed documentation, and activating patient cases. This position works under the direction of the Supervisor and follows standard laboratory procedures and policies.**Sign-on Bonus**+ 1st shift eligible for $2,000 sign-on bonus+ 2nd shift eligible for $3,000 sign-on bonus+ 3rd shift eligible for $4,000 sign-on bonus*Sign-on bonuses are paid 50% upon hire and 50% at 6 months pending performance*Sign-on bonuses only available to new hires**Job Responsibilities**+ Perform Video Receipt of incoming specimens - opening packages and organizing specimens and associated documents for clinical processing.+ Creates patient cases including the setting up of new patient cases in the Laboratory Information System (LIS), entering of specimens in case, labeling patient samples, attaching relevant documents, and opening any discrepancies as needed.+ Manages patient cases including updating information in the LIS, entering of specimens in case, labeling patient samples, attaching relevant documents, verifying all information previously entered in the case is accurate.+ Quality Control checking information for accuracy in the LIS compared against the patient paperwork received and uploaded to LIS (Information provided on Requisitions, Pathology Reports, Demographics, etc.).+ Opens and closes specimen and case discrepancies to ensure accurate information and processing of specimens in a timely fashion. Communicates with Customer Support to perform outreach as needed to obtain documentation.+ Identifies the appropriate pathology diagnosis corresponding to the sample received, enters the diagnosis into the patient case, opens a discrepancy if diagnosis in not testable/non-malignant.+ Responsible for identifying and handling unique processing requirements of special pathology accounts to provide client satisfaction.+ Performs 1st QC of all data entry points.+ Activate cases, print slides for microtomy, and order H tests.+ Transport cases between departments as needed (departments include Lab Operations, IHC, and PA).+ File cases in proper activation date order at various staging areas throughout the laboratory.+ Work cross-functionally with various departments including Customer Support, Billing, IHC, Lab Operations, Pathology Assistants, Pathologists and Reporting.+ Manages lab queues and performs audits of daily auto-generated reports to ensure quality.+ Responsible for filing, tracking, retrieval, and accurate record keeping.+ Maintains diagnostic viability of all specimens and ensures correct patient labeling of all materials.+ Thoroughly document case activities within the Laboratory Information System (LIS) and SharePoint database when necessary.+ Monitor the department email inbox and address inquiries in a timely manner.+ Operate, maintain, and troubleshoot equipment including slide printers, label printers, document scanners, and basic office equipment.+ Responsible for proper handling, storage, and send-out of patient documentation.+ Assists as needed to perform other related duties and special projects to support the laboratory as required.+ Accepts other duties as assigned.**Required Qualifications**+ High school diploma, or equivalent.+ Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel, Outlook, and general working knowledge of Internet for business use.+ Conditions of Employment: Individuals must successfully complete pre-employment process, which includes criminal background check, drug screening, and reference verification. Also, individuals must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by the date of hire to be considered for U.S.-based jobs, if not currently employed by Caris Life Sciences.**Preferred Qualifications**+ Previous medical field or laboratory experience preferred.+ Ability to followed defined protocols.+ Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-past, deadline driven environment.+ Displays enthusiasm and dedication to meeting group objectives.+ Ability to execute tasks with a strong attention to detail.+ Ability to work under routine and stressful situations in an accurate and timely manner.+ Effective verbal and written communication skills. Proven attention to detail with effective organizational skills.+ Effective interpersonal and team skills.+ Willingness to share and receive information and ideas from all levels of the organization in order to achieve the desired results.**Physical Demands**+ Must possess ability to sit, stand, and/or work at a computer for long periods of time.+ May have exposure to blood-borne pathogens, extreme temperatures, high noise levels, fumes and bio-hazardous material/chemical including formalin, formaldehyde, xylene, and DAB in the lab environment.+ Visual acuity and analytical skill to distinguish fine detail. Ability to pass a visual color discrimination test.+ Must possess ability to perform repetitive motion.+ Ability to lift up to 30 pounds+ May be required to handle blood-borne pathogens and general laboratory reagents.**Training** ?+ All job specific, safety, and compliance training are assigned based on the job functions associated with this employee.??**Other**+ This position may require evenings/nights, weekends, and holidays.+ Shifts:+ 3rd Shift - 3am - 11:30am+ 2nd Shift - 2pm - 10:30pm+ 1st Shift - 6am - 2:30pm_This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time._Caris Life Sciences is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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