The incumbent will be responsible for but not limited to the following:
1. Transcribe audio tapes and written text into laboratory information system
2. Prepare own correspondence, type, edit and format medical reports, documents, manuscripts, articles and course materials
3. Triage and accession patient samples, obtain demographic and insurance information, label specimen containers, microscopic slides
4. Will be responsible for working with and training new or inexperienced employees and work-study students
5. Manage and maintain dictionaries and databases
6. Maintain calendar schedule, organize internal and external meetings, coordinate travel arrangements
7. Handle multiple telephone lines, take detailed messages and direct incoming calls
8. Read, fax and/or mail test results in accordance with established policy and procedure
9. Must maintain patient confidentiality in accordance with policy and procedure
10. Fax, mail, file and maintain records
11. Maintain and order office and laboratory supplies
12. Perform other related duties as related to operations of work unit
Requires bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and business experience, plus a minimum of two to three years related experience.
Medical terminology and/or scientific terminology required
Knowledge of billing codes (ICD9 and CPT) required
Must be proficient in Windows and Microsoft Office
Typing 65+ w.p.m.
Familiarity with CoPath or similar Anatomic Pathology Laboratory system a plus
Must have excellent grammatical, communications and interpersonal skills
Attention to detail, ability to set priorities and meet deadlines a must.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 498757
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