Clinical Pathology

  • Data Entry Clerk

    Job Location US-LA-Alexandria
    Posted Date 6 days ago(6 days ago)
    First shift
  • Overview

    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.    



             I.      Utilizes job knowledge, judgment and problem solving skills to ensure quality of work.

    • Accurately enters all required information presented on CPL or client specific requisitions into the laboratory information system.
    • Understands and recognizes laboratory information system alerts and flags and takes the appropriate actions.
    • Recognizes when information presented on requisitions is unclear and ambiguous and knows and follows corrective actions to be taken.
    • Participates in departmental quality assurance practices.
    • May act as a resource to others who require assistance/training.
    • Follows all departmental policies and procedures related to data entry
    • Recognizes personal limitations and seeks guidance from supervisors or managers when needed.

           II.      Effectively utilizes departmental resources

    • Demonstrates efficiency by performing procedures rapidly and with accuracy.  Manages time appropriately.  Strives to meet departmental goals for daily completion time.
    • Utilizes appropriate supplies with minimal waste.
    • Utilizes unstructured time constructively.

          III.      Utilizes personal and professional skills to promote successful relationships with management, coworkers and clients.

    • Maintains and supports a service oriented relationship with customers and co-workers
    • Respects and maintains the confidentiality of information relative to clients and patients.
    • Strives to maintain a positive and harmonious work environment.
    • Follows all company policies and procedures, for example, but not limited to safety, attendance and confidentiality.

        IV.      Enthusiastically performs miscellaneous duties with completion in a designated time frame.



    Minimum – High School Diploma or equivalent

    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. 15,000 keystrokes per hour or 250 keystrokes per minute.


    Additional Information

    Must be able to successfully complete pre-employment background check and drug screen, EOE.


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