Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report 2018-2019 "America's Best Hospitals", UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UW Medical Center has again earned U.S. News & World Report's No. 1 hospital ranking in Washington State and in the Seattle metropolitan area. It is the seventh consecutive year that UWMC has achieved both distinctions.UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The University of Washington is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoy outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.Under general supervision the ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT 2 - PATHOLOGY performS critical tasks related to Accessioning in Anatomic Pathology.Routine tasks include: Specimen receipt, specimen logging, EPIC registration for patients, creating HOVs using EPIC as necessary for processing specimens, accessioning internal and external specimens, ensuring all necessary documentation for specimen accessioning is received and recorded and obtaining additional documentation as necessary, communicates and upholds the standards for specimen receipt and accessioning with internal and external clients effectively and professionally, tracks and packages materials for internal couriers and FedEx.Use spreadsheet, word processing, database software, and paper tracking to develop and maintain records. Accurately log and monitor the intake and output of specimens processed within the UWMC system for clinical care. Maintain records and alerts of STAT, CANCELLATION, and HOLD requests in regards to patient specimen processing and triage specimens appropriately with regards to said alerts Use hospital programs to register patients accurately and fully within the UWMC system. Use pathology programs to accession specimens accurately and prepare specimens for next stages in clinical care process. Ensure that cases are accessioned accurately and with appropriate specimen codes and documentation within case. Monitor calls to the Accessioning area, gross room area, and e-mails to the Path-Accessioners moderated list.Respond to all inquiries in a professional and appropriate manner maintaining the standards and protocols of the department. Perform in-house specimen pick-ups and drop offs including: 7 static OR runs, one daily placenta pick up, one daily pick up from NW220, stocking tissue in specimen storage, and pull specimens from pathology storage at request of pathologist and trainees.Perform duties related to processing genetic testing requests and additional material requests as assigned.Monitor requests to the Clinical Admin Request System to facilitate processing such requests. Maintain accurate and detailed reports of errors related to any part of specimen processing. Resolve errors with appropriate documentation or through appropriate leadership as neededReview any error report related to Accessioning area daily; resolve errors on error report quickly and correctly.Document errors and/or issues and/or special circumstances regarding a pathology case in appropriate manners timely and accurately.Maintain accurate and consistent team communication. Perform other duties as assigned. REQUIREMENTS:Requires High School/ GED AND two years of office or administrative support experience OR an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.Desired:Two years of full-time clerical experience in a medical center setting
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