Data Entry Clerks are responsible for entering patient, client, billing and test information into the Laboratory Information System. Information is either typed and 10-keyed into the system or accepted through electronic interfaces established with CPL clients. Accuracy in this process is critical as it is the fundamental process upon which all laboratory operations are based (testing, reporting, billing, etc….) Due to the exposure of confidential information and to the potential of violating federal law, a thorough understanding of and adherence to CPL policies and procedures and compliance regulations are essential.
Scope: Integral component of the quality of laboratory services by providing accurate information upon which multiple processes are based. Primarily performs data entry into the laboratory information system mainframe, requiring basic computer skills such as keyboards, CRTs and printers. Respects and maintains the confidentiality of information relative to the laboratory. Adheres to all laboratory policies and regulations. Effectively communicates via written, verbal, face-to-face, telephone and computer methods with managers, coworkers and to a lesser degree, clients. Ability to work as a team member in a production environment.
Minimum – High School Diploma or GED
Preferred – Medical Assistant/Medical Terminology Training
Experience: Data entry experience in a production environment, preferably in a laboratory/health care setting, but not required.
Skills: Minimum – Typing skill of a minimum of 60 wpm; proficiency with 10 key