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(Archived) Laboratory Assistant / Date Entry

Last Updated: 1/30/19

Job Description

Laboratory Assistant/Data Entry:

-Dermatopothoogy Laboratory in the Minneapolis area has a full time opening for a Laboratory Assistant in our specimen receiving area.

-Position is M-F days 

-Medical terminology a plus

-Please submit your resume for more details


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.
  • Maintains laboratory equipment and tracks all routine maintenance and quality controls performed.
  • Monitors inventory, places supply order prior to depletion, stocks and maintains laboratory supplies.
  • Files, retrieves, and distributes blocks, slides, and pathology reports.
  • Operates, cleans, and sterilizes laboratory equipment, glassware, instruments, and workstation.
  • Disposes of hazardous chemical waste per regulatory guidelines.
  • Maintains strictest confidentiality.
  • Complies with all State, Federal, professional regulations as well as company and departmental rules, polices, and procedural manuals.
  • Adherence to CAP, CLIA, State Regulations, HIPAA, Safety and OSHA Regulations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.




  • High School Diploma or GED or equivalent work experience.
  • State licensure, if applicable.

Company Details

KA Recruiting Inc.

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

We are a permanent placement healthcare recruiting company located in Boston, MA. We work with hundreds of hospitals and healthcare facilities across the country. We specialize in the recruitment and placement of laboratory professionals, imaging professionals, rehabilitation professionals, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse leaders, nurses, physicians, and healthcare IT professional...