Accessioning Clerk

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7179124 (Ref:17182-en_US)

Posted: September 15, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


Baylor College of Medicine's Department of Pathology is seeking an Accessioning Clerk.


The Accessioning Clerk, under the direction of the Laboratory Supervisor and Accessioning Coordinator, performs daily accessioning activities of receiving specimens, accessioning specimens, and scanning of requisitions into scan system.

Job Duties

  • Receives and clocks in specimens from couriers; 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.
  • Documents any orders which are lacking/mismatching appropriated documentation; documents all problem cases appropriately.
  • Places calls to clients to verify information.
  • Scans requisitions and all related paperwork into the scan system; shreds documents as needed.
  • Reviews specimen requisitions against data entry of requisition and demographics information for accuracy; documents errors noted and forwards documentation to supervisor and corrects errors found.
  • Answers departmental phone calls and assist clients as needed.
  • Prepares cassettes and slides; discards tissue per established policy.
  • Orders supplies as needed.
  • Assists with Frozen, FNA, Cytology preparation and Bone Marrow procedures.
  • Performs both daily and weekly maintenance in the accessioning area and grossing room.
  • Contributes to a positive work climate and to the team effort of the department and company.
  • Files slides and paperwork.
  • Maintains CAP, CLIA and OSHA in compliance.
  • Places slides in the specified holding areas for loading onto the scanner and/or pick up/delivery.
  • Assists with sample organization and tracking.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • No experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field.
  • Familiarity with histology or similar laboratory.
  • One to two years of prior job-related experience.
  • Knowledge or familiarity with medical terminology.
  • Must have the ability to establish work priorities and to handle several tasks for maximum efficiency.
  • High attention to detail, strong Excel, Work skills, is very organized, and drive to learn and grow with the department.


Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.


Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.




Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.

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Job posting number:#7179124 (Ref:17182-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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