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Oregon Health & Science University Specimen Processing Specialist 2, Temporary in Portland, Oregon

OHSU Dermatology is located in the Center for Health & Healing on the South Waterfront in Portland, Oregon. The Department of Dermatology is dedicated to providing our patients the best and most innovative dermatologic care for the broad range of skin, hair, nail, and mucous membrane disorders.

The Speciman Processing Specialist is responsible for the specimen receipt and accessioning aspects of a commercial laboratory. Duties include order entry, verification of specimens, coordination of specimen pick-up and delivery, and specimen tracking. This position also provides customer supplies, requisitions, and reports, and participates in troubleshooting and process improvement.

The Specimen Processing Specialist 2 provides specific customer services that include: registration and accessioning using LIS and Epic, transcription using word processing and speech dictation applications, coordination of authorizations for care with managed care, maintain materials control system in Dermatopathology custody, and assisting patients and referring physicians in the office of Dermatopathology. Also responsible for technical (ICD-10 and CPT coding) and administrative work (transcription and data entry).

This is a temporary position. Proposed schedule: February or March through July 2021, Monday-Friday 12:30pm to 9pm with possibility of varying hours and schedule adjustments.

  • High school diploma and four years of college lab science courses plus one year of college math or computer courses; OR High school diploma and four years of clinical lab experience; OR high school diploma and successful completion of a Lab Assistant Training program including two years clinical lab experience

  • Working knowledge and understanding of medical and insurance terminology

  • Strong relationship building skills with patients, care plans, providers, clinic staff, management, and community partners

  • Exceptional customer service skills, both in person and on the phone and demonstrated evidence of strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Activing listening skills and supportive, professional behavior

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, prioritize workload, meet deadlines and meet urgent patient, physician and system needs

  • Ability to work accurately and without constant supervision

  • Requres some limited exposure to human tissues and hazardous chemicals

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Three years of customer service in health care and/or a university setting

  • Familiarity with managed care authorization process

  • Familiarity with OHSU computer systems

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or

Recruitment ID: 2020-7163

External Company URL: dturner

Post End Date: 4/8/2021

Job Type: AFSCME union represented

Posting Department: Dermatology (Dermatopathology)

Posting Pay: $21.27-$25.02

Posting FTE: 1.00

Posting Schedule: Monday - Friday

Posting Hours: 12:30pm - 9:00pm

HR Mission: School of Medicine

Drug Testable: Yes