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Laboratory - Specimen Handling Clerk, Decatur

Location: Decatur, TX
Date Posted: 11-20-2017
  • The Specimen Handling Clerk promotes the vision and mission of Wise Health System.
  • The clerk functions as a member of the laboratory team to perform receptionist, clerical, and specimen handling duties.
  • The Specimen Handling Clerk employs excellent customer service skills while maintaining and protecting the confidentiality of all Wise Health System patient information.
  • The Clerk actively acquires knowledge of necessary specimen acceptability guidelines and rejection criteria and deals with specimen handling, receiving, labeling, centrifuging, pouring-over, and delivering to technologists/testing areas when necessary.
  • The Job requires performance of receptionist duties, to include: answering the phone, patient registration, appropriately managing and distributing patient results, handling external inquiries, add-on testing accurately in a timely manner according to policies and procedures.
  • The Specimen Handling Clerk maintains written logs (temperature charts, delivery logs, and routine maintenance logs). 

  • Operationally, reports to the Specimen Tech Supervisor and Laboratory Management.
  • 1) High school diploma/GED
  • 2) Past medical experience is recommended
  • 3) must pass a WorkSTEPs test
  • There is an inherent potential for mucous membrane or skin contact with blood, body fluids, or tissues, or a potential for spills or splashes during the performance of the job. 
  • Universal precautions must be observed and protective devices worn by the employees when performing those tasks likely to cause exposure.
Employment standards include current requirements as determined by Federal, State, and Wise Health System policy.
  • Non-Exempt Hourly
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