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Lab Clerk

Company: Beaumont Hospitals
Location: Royal Oak
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Job Description:

General clerical duties such as handling telephone inquiries and call distribution; distribution of patient results, filing, sorting, delivery, etc. Maintain inventory and supplies. Some Lab housekeeping. Duties may vary dependent on assigned site/department.


1. Clerical duties: filing, some typing, check worksheets, maintains records, arrange long term offsite storage, distribute mail, etc. Telephone inquiries and add-ons - including internal calls from nursing units and external calls from physicians.

2. Supplies - process orders for standing PO's, stores, and ad hoc orders. Stock and inventory materials. Prepare returns.

3. General laboratory maintenance and housekeeping: counters, sinks, refrigerators, bulletin boards, specimen disposal, glass washing, etc.

4. Sort, organize, and file reports, blocks and slides. Prepare material for Tumor Board. Package, document and send out specimens (reports, slides, blocks) to third parties. Track specimen based on location, internally and externally.

5. Participates in:

* Q.I./process improvements, data collection, QC documentation, and/or CAP surveys as applicable to the assigned department.
* Staff activities of a High Reliability Organization (HRO).
* Training new hires as applicable/assigned.
* Staff meetings and committee meetings as assigned.

6. Cost effectiveness: Efficient use of time in completing tasks accurately and timely. Mindful of appropriate use of laboratory funds through purchase requests and the observance of wasteful use of supplies.

7. Maintenance and function checks on defined equipment

This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. It should be understood, therefore, that incumbents may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond those explicitly described


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

A. Education / Training:

* High school diploma or equivalent required.

B. Work Experience:

C. Certification, Licensure, Registration:

D. Other Qualifications:

* Accuracy and knowledge of basic computer functions, basic typing skills.


A. Physical Effort:

* Requires considerable walking and standing. Occasional light lifting to store supplies.

B. Work Environment:

* Works in a clinical laboratory and works with hazardous reagents and infectious materials.
* Potential risk of an exposure to hazardous medications or waste materials of hazardous medications.

Beaumont Health grants equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, genetic information, marital status, height, weight, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other legally protected category.

Keywords: Beaumont Hospitals, Royal Oak , Lab Clerk, Healthcare , Royal Oak, Michigan

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