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Accessioning Clerk I in Nashville, TN at PathGroup

Date Posted: 4/27/2018

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Job Description


Accessioning Clerk under the direction of the Accessioning Supervisor performs daily accessioning activities of receiving specimens, accessioning specimens, and scanning of requisitions into scan system. The person in this position handles more complex procedures and at a higher efficiency rate.


  • Receives and clocks in specimens from couriers timely; verifies that specimens recorded on courier logs are received.
  • Prioritizes and sorts specimens appropriately for accessioning and processing.
  • Performs data entry login of patient demographics, clinical information, specimen source, and test(s) orders from specimen requisitions into computer systems and accessions specimen containers as needed or required.
  • Checks test(s) ordered for medical necessity requirements and ABN if applicable.  Documents any orders, which are lacking appropriate documentation to supervisor.
  • Documents all problem cases appropriately.
  • Scans requisitions and all related paperwork, into the scan system, and shreds documents as needed.
  • Reviews specimen requisitions against data entry of requisition information, for accuracy, documents errors noted and forwards documentation to supervisor, and corrects errors found. 
  • Answers departmental phone calls and assists clients as needed.
  • Contributes to a positive work climate and to the team effort of the department and company.

Job Requirements


  • High School Diploma or GED is required.
  • Additional education or in pursuit of obtaining an Associate’s degree preferred.


  • Over five years prior experience as an Accessioning Clerk required.
  • Medical laboratory experience required.