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Pathology Clerk PRN

Kansas City, Kansas

Job ID: R-29108

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Overview

Our nurses are leaders and decision makers, working closely with physicians to provide the best care and most advanced treatments. On our team, you’ll work in an environment of respect and professionalism, and you’ll have the support to advance your nursing career in the direction you choose. Find out more about the wide variety of opportunities for nurses at The University of Kansas Health System.

Responsibilities

Job Summary

Job ID: R-29108 Job Type: Part time Location: Kansas City, Kansas
Position Summary / Career Interest:

The Pathology Clerk is responsible for data entry of a variety of information into the Hospital Information System (HIS) and the Laboratory Information System (LIS) and archives materials for the Pathology Department including blocks, slides, and reports. This position will also assist with the management of surgical consult cases and send-out testing. The Pathology Clerk scans completed reports into the Electronic Medical Record; glass slides into a scanner for Digital Imaging, and interacts with clinicians, pathologists, technical staff, nurses, patients and couriers.

Responsibilities:

  • Performs data entry of patient demographics, insurance information, and diagnostic codes in both hospital and laboratory information systems, according to hospital and laboratory policies and procedures. 
  • Files blocks and slides in numerical order and maintains historical materials in a manner that is quickly retrievable.
  • Accessions cases for consultation. Ensures all slides, blocks, and paperwork match.
  • Correctly identifies, obtains and enters patient demographics.
  • Scans medical reports into a digital archiving system. Scans glass slides into a scanner for Digital Imaging.
  • Answers telephone and provides customer service and follow-up on requests.
  • Packages Pathology materials for mailing to outside facilities.
  • Maintains activity flow required for accurate and quality specimen reporting.
  • Demonstrates technical competence with LIS, EMR, and PC. Participates in quality assurance and quality improvement activities.
  • Follows regulatory, accreditation, safety and hospital standards, policies and procedures, and participates in inspection readiness.

*Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.

*Note:  These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities.  Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit.  Other duties may be assigned as required.



JOB REQUIREMENTS

Required:

  • High School Diploma

Preferred:

  • Epic experience

We are an equal employment opportunity employer without regard to a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, ancestry, age (40 or older), disability, veteran status or genetic information.

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Quote

The main reason I love coming to work is because of the amazing team. We promote a nursing culture that encourages kindness and teamwork, and I absolutely love that about our hospital. Riley Ferree, RN

Benefits

  • Healthcare

    Our robust medical, dental and vision package allows you to choose options that are best for your family. We offer life, disability, and accident insurance plus voluntary offerings such as critical illness insurance and identity theft protection.

  • Giving back

    In addition to the quality healthcare we provide, we have opportunities to serve externally in our community in activities throughout the year.

  • Team-based culture

    At the health system, we are a team. If you are highly skilled and motivated but don’t want to work in an “everyone for themselves” culture like many academic institutions have, this is your place.

  • Support and Resources

    We have a comprehensive wellness program with resources to support your physical, mental, and emotional health. Our new Employee Assistance Program (EAP) includes free counseling sessions and legal advice options.

  • Tuition Reimbursement

    We offer tuition reimbursement for formal education credits.

  • 401(a)

    We offer a retirement savings plan with an employer contribute.

Success Profile

What makes a successful Nurse at The University of Kansas Health System? Review the traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right combination.

  • Compassionate
  • Acccountable to Team
  • Takes Initiative
  • Possesses Integrity
  • Patient-Focused
  • Desire to Grow & Develop

Our Culture

  • Work with a team that supports you, in a place where you will feel you belong and will make a difference. We empower staff to put the patient first in all things – even beyond clinical care. We value people.
  • Driven to serve: Every employee makes an impact, regardless of your role – no matter if you’re in scheduling, facilities or clinical staff. We know that each step of the process ultimately impacts the patient.
  • Our leadership is approachable, open-minded, and adaptable to challenges in healthcare.
  • We demonstrate values proudly and consistently. Values such as diversity and inclusion are important to our staff; there is a desire to see this reflected by the health system internally and externally.
  • Even though we are a large organization, our employees feel the health system’s resources, culture and commitment to quality allow them to provide exceptional care for patients.
  • Our health system welcomes patients and cases that other hospitals cannot. This represents our commitment to care and our passion to challenge ourselves and be the best.
  • We are a true healthcare leader in the region, rooted in experience and excellence.
  • We offer unique opportunities for professional development, as well as convenient pathways for onsite continuing education among healthcare professionals and staff – from GED to CEUs.
  • We make a difference in our communities by improving the health and lives of our patients.
  • We also support our communities through Health System Employees Reaching Out events.

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