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Laboratory Assistant - Hospital

Pathology Watch

Pathology Watch

Birmingham, AL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Job Functions, Duties, Responsibilities and Position Qualifications:

Quality is in our DNA -- is it in yours?

You are a superhero when it comes to patient specimens. You’ve got problem-solving instincts, a passion for patient care, and the drive to keep things running smoothly. You’re also looking for great benefits, the support of an all-star team, and an opportunity to grow your career.

Join our front line of #HealthcareHeroes! Our mission is to advance the health and wellbeing of our communities as a leader in clinical laboratory solutions.

Location: Birmingham, AL 35205

Days: Monday - Friday

Hours: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Full-time: Benefit Eligible

Essential Key Responsibilities:

  • Receives, verifies, logs, and collects patient requisitions and specimens for technical testing.
  • Opens and inspects all specimens to assure an accurate specimen count.
  • Verifies patient requisitions for completeness of patient, client, and insurance information.
  • Prepares and sorts patient requisitions, and identifies and interprets data to be entered into the information system.
  • Follows proper procedures with specimen rejection, if patient, client, and insurance information is submitted incorrectly on source.
  • Enters alphabetic, numeric, or symbolic data from patient requisitions, face sheets, or photocopy of patients’ insurance card, into the information system following format displayed on screen. May enter:
  • Client information (group name, referring physician, copy to physician, address, and phone and fax number)
  • Patient’s demographics (patient name, address, phone number, date of birth, social security number, gender, medical record number, and electronic medical record number)
  • Clinical history (past/present medical conditions, specifics of medical diagnosis or tests, treatment plans, family history, type of service, services received, dates of service, and provider of service)
  • Specimen gross description (size, shape, type of specimen, and gross code)
  • Billing type (client, patient, insurance, no charge)
  • Patient insurance information (insurance code, carrier name, policy number, group number, and address of insurance carrier)
  • Reviews data entered with source documents and/or error reports and enters necessary corrections into the information system.
  • May label requisitions, specimen containers, cassettes and/or slides and affixes coverslip to slides.
  • Routes patient requisitions after entry.


  • HS Diploma or equivalent.
  • State licensure, if applicable.


  • 1 year of practical laboratory experience preferred.


Sonic Anatomic Pathology

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Job Category:

Laboratory Operations


Cunningham Pathology LLC

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