Advertised Summary Job Description: Triage routine and non-routine patient specimens including sorting and organizing specimen containers. File, track, retrieve, and transport items including but not limited to: slides, blocks, requisitions, reports and specimens throughout the medical center. Perform patient registration, computer accessioning/data entry into laboratory information system, assigning case numbers, sorting by case type and labeling of patient specimen containers. Verifying and correcting related data into lab information system. Troubleshooting and obtaining missing and incorrect specimen data and patient demographic information. Maintaining detailed records and logs of specimen deficiencies and resolutions. Answering telephones, light typing, photocopying, sorting mail. Retrieving information from laboratory computer system. Performing other related duties pertaining to the proper functioning of the laboratory.
General Minimum Qualifications: Requires two years of college or completion of a medical assistant program or equivalent, plus a minimum of one year related experience.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Ability to work independently and accurately a must due to the nature of the work and consequences of incorrect data entry. Excellent communication skills a must. Medical terminology is required. Must be willing to work evenings.
Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of Copath, Word, and Excel preferred.
Knowledge of billing fee codes (CPT) and ICD codes preferred.
Typing 30-35 wpm preferred.
Bachelor's degree desirable.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It... seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.