• Accession Assistant, Lead

    Job Locations USA-NY-New York
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(8/3/2018 5:51 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Allied Health - Pathology
  • Company Overview

    At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.
    For the 28th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

    Job Description

    The Lead Accession Assistant will coordinate the daily activities of seven Accession Assistants in the Surgical Pathology Service and advise the Administrative Coordinator of problems and/or trends. Logs incoming specimens which arrive to the Accession Desk into the pathology computer network; assist in the maintenance of quality control for reports and all data entry pertaining to patients' records.


    You Will:

    • Supervises daily activities of Accession Assistants.
    • Examines all information on requisition and specimen. Checks for accuracy
    • and prepares for entry into Co-path system.
    • Enters patient data and specimen data information into the laboratory information system to assign the specimen to the correct patient.
    • Ensures specimens and submitted slides are accessioned in a prompt efficient manner to keep turnaround time for diagnostic reports to a minimum.
    • Uses correct telephone techniques and procedures when receiving and making calls to physicians and patients.
    • Performs appropriate quality control activities to assure accuracy of data entered.


    You Need:

    • Bachelor's degree.
    • 2-4 years of experience.
    • Data entry experience is a laboratory environment.


    MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.  


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