The Department of Pathology consists of disease-specific pathologists, molecular diagnosticians, and researchers with expertise in a range of solid tumor types as well as hematopathology. Our pathologists collaborate with other specialists to customize each patients treatment based on his or her individual diagnosis. Molecular Pathology and precision medicine are increasingly vital components of the work we do.
We are seeking a Triage Assistant who will provide clinical and administrative support of clinical and molecular ordering activity for the Molecular Diagnostic Services (Molecular Pathology, Molecular Genetics, and Cytogenetics).
Examine information on specimen containers and requisition to confirm identification
Confirm patient information on log sheets match specimen container/requisition
Timestamps specimen requisition and delivers specimen to accessioner
Retrieves specimens from the pneumatic tube and accurately triages between laboratory medicine and pathology
Logs and packages all pathology specimens into appropriate specimen tote bags for pickup
Helps with the return of submitted material to outside institutions
Provides telephone coverage
Performs assigned quality control procedures
Maintains neat, accurate documents
Retrieves and files microscopic slides and paraffin blocks accurately and maintains them in an organized manner
Messenger specimens to laboratories located at different MSK sites
Dedicated to providing outstanding service, producing quality work products, and maintaining an atmosphere of partnership and continuous improvement
Able to work effectively in an energizing environment, prioritize multiple tasks, and respond to changing priorities
Capable of performing clerical tasks with a high degree of accuracy and setting priorities to see projects through completion
An independent worker who is also a collaborative team member
Passionate about cancer research and patient care
High School Diploma/GED with 1-2 years of experience in a health care setting
Strong Data Management Skills
Able to walk short distances in various climates #LI-Onsite
As one of the world's premier cancer centers, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is committed to exceptional patient care, leading-edge research, and superb educational programs. The close collaboration between our physicians and scientists is one of our unique strengths, enabling us to provide patients with the best care available today as we work to discover more effective strategies to prevent, control, and ultimately cure cancer in the future. Our education programs train future physicians and scientists, and the knowledge and experience they gain at Memorial Sloan-Kettering has an impact on cancer treatment and the biomedical research agenda around the world.