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Central Processing Clerk

Company: waterbury health network
Location: Waterbury
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:


Processes patient specimens and prepares them for testing by the Laboratory departments. This includes patient registration, test ordering, labeling of specimens, centrifugation and preparing specimens for the Laboratory departments.


  • Enter patient registration information into HIS from paper registration form or by direct interview of patient.
  • Recognizes incomplete information on Laboratory requisitions takes proper steps to resolve the problem.
  • Processes orders for Laboratory testing using established order entry procedures in HIS and/or LIS.
  • Prioritizes processing of specimens and performs all aspects of specimen handling, including labeling,
  • Accessioning and centrifugation, according to established procedures for the patient population served including neonate, infant, child, adolescent, adult and older adult.
  • Evaluates specimen integrity and correctly handles specimens to expedite testing process. If previously trained as a phlebotomist, maintains competency in phlebotomy for cross coverage purposes.
  • Process specimens for reference laboratory testing for the patient population served including neonate, infant, child, adolescent, adult and older adult. Arrange for courier service as needed. Enter and/or verify test results from reference laboratory testing.
  • Maintain work areas in a sanitary condition. Perform equipment maintenance as scheduled. Follows
  • Universal Precautions at all times.
  • Answer phone inquiries regarding specimen collection and handling and/or patient test results for the patient population served including neonate, infant, child, adolescent, adult and older adult.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of both HIS and LIS; including downtime procedures for both computer systems.
  • Promotes effective working relationships and works effectively with coworkers to facilitate the departments
  • ability to meet goals and objectives.
  • Keeps current on advances in Laboratory Services. Participates in and shares continuing education to maintain professional development and competency for patient population served including: neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.


  • High School graduate
  • Prior Laboratory experience preferred
  • Phlebotomy skills helpful, but not required
  • Must have basic computer skills and ability to access internet and other programs applicable to Waterbury Hospital procedures.
  • Perform automated functions that fall within job responsibility.
  • Ability to interact with internal an external customers with tact and confidentiality
  • Ability to adapt in a dynamic environment including exposure to all patient elements, i.e. bloodborne pathogens, physical requirements: lifting, and carrying supplies, standing, walking and bending.

Keywords: waterbury health network, Waterbury , Central Processing Clerk, Other , Waterbury, Connecticut

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