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Coordinator I

Job ID: BH436223

Category: Data Entry, Project Coordinator, Administrative Assistant

Specialty: Administrative

Job Title: Coordinator I

Must Haves:

  • Associate’s Degree
  • Data Entry Experience
  • Advanced Proficiency with Microsoft Office Programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Up to 1 year of Clinical Lab experience
  • Intermediate Understanding of Medical Terminology

Job Summary:

Serves as a member of a team dedicated to coordinating patient specimens for the Center for Advanced Molecular Diagnostics (CAMD) which is a part of the Department of Pathology. The CAMD is a multi-institutional service consisting of the Molecular Diagnostics, Clinical Cytogenetics and Profile laboratories. Between the laboratories, approximately 20,000 samples are accessioned on an annual basis.

Reporting to the CAMD Administrator, this position is responsible for receiving, accessioning, coordinating, and tracking specimens while handling inquiries from clinicians and verifying patient and client documentation.


1. Under close supervision from Senior CMD Coordinator and/or Supervisor:

a. Evaluates requisition information and accessions cases into the Anatomic Pathology laboratory information system (LIS), PowerPath

b. Receives samples, verifies, and gathers patient and test information as needed

c. Documents information associated with patient specimens, testing and inquiries

d. Troubleshoots basic problems related to specimen and patient information

e. Assists in the filing and logging out patient charts to off-site storage.

f.  Assists in the return of patient material to storage areas within the Department of Pathology

g. Retrieves and organizes paraffin blocks/slides from the hospital material banks

h. Organizes slides for Pathologist review and records the Pathologist annotations

i. Expedites requests for rapid test processing and facilitates communication between clinicians and Laboratory professional staff

j.  Scan and organize H&E slides into images using a whole-slide image scanner

2. Maintains established department policies, procedures, and objectives, including the areas of quality assurance, safety, environmental and infection control.

3. Performs all other duties and responsibilities as directed.


  • At least an Associate Degree required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Familiarity of medical terminology preferred.
  • Up to one year experience in a Clinical laboratory preferred, but not required


  • Must possess excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize work appropriately.
  • Ability to methodically record data with a very high level of accuracy.
  • Good interpersonal skills to interact effectively with co-workers, department staff and referring providers.
  • Strong computer skills with specific knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced dynamic work environment
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team
  • Must be able to handle confidential patient information with absolute discretion and sound judgment


Works within legal, regulatory, accreditation and ethical practice standards relevant to the position and as established; follows safe practices required for the position; complies with appropriate policies and procedures; fulfills any training required; brings potential matters of non-compliance to the attention of the supervisor or other appropriate hospital staff.


The Planet Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Type: Temp/Contract

Location: Boston, Massachusetts