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Become An Accessioner

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Working As An Accessioner

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Getting Information
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • Repetitive

  • Stressful

  • $31,630

    Average Salary

What Does An Accessioner Do At Northwell Health

* Performs pre-analytical processing of specimens and clerical duties including, but not limited to:
* Receives, sorts and performs accurate data entry for all specimens entering the laboratory.
* Receives and processes written/electronic requests from physicians for routine, STAT and/or special laboratory tests.
* Follows appropriate handling requirements for specific specimens.
* Identifies and documents situations that may adversely impact test performance or reporting of results.
* Notifies management of situation.
* Rejects incorrect or inappropriate specimens.
* Retests using the same or alternate methods.
* Performs a variety of clerical duties in support of department.
* Answers, screens and directs phone calls received in Laboratory.
* Retrieves, prints and faxes test results and cumulative reports utilizing the Laboratory computer system (LIS).
* Processes and files form requests, records, receipts, and related laboratory paperwork.
* Generates daily pending log and other reports, as required by management.
* Assists in training new employees, as directed by management.
* Performs related duties, as required

What Does An Accessioner Do At Intertek

* The Sample Management Associate is responsible for performing all assigned and routine document related tasks in accordance with Intertek SOPs and relevant regulatory requirements to include Good Laboratory Practice (GLP).
* The Sample Management Associate is responsible for receiving, processing, storing, and retrieving project samples appropriately and promptly.
* Ensure that all samples received include proper documentation.
* Communicate the lack of a manifest immediately to the responsible individual.
* Reorganize and label client samples following Intertek SOPs.
* Report any discrepancies to the responsible individual.
* Work closely with the sample reconcilers to ensure proper handling and processing of all samples.
* Populate or upload the sample manifest into the appropriate LIM System.
* Return and dispose of samples promptly.
* Ensure that all samples transferred in and out of the freezers are correct and documented appropriately.
* Keep the freezers accurately inventoried and organized.
* Scrape and clean out freezers as needed to ensure sample integrity and proper functioning.
* Alert the project teams of samples that have been received for protocols in the lab to allow them to get on the revenue tracker.
* Perform other related duties as assigned, including filing, photocopying, and scanning.
* Responsible for general lab safety with regard to employees and clients

What Does An Accessioner Do At Northwell Health

* Sorts samples/ bags of samples upon delivery from the couriers.
* Delivers samples to accessioners at their work stations.
* Picks-up accessioned samples from the work stations and delivering the samples to the Modular Pre
* Analytic (MPA) robotic system.
* Centrifuges samples.
* Stores and retrieves samples in automated storage system.
* Assists MPA robotic system operators in their daily functions.
* Performs related duties, as required

What Does An Accessioner Do At Northwell Health

* Checks requisitions; and verifies and separates specimens.
* Loads, operates and maintains Central Laboratory Automated System Robotics (CLAS.)
* Operates Remstar specimen storage and retrieval instrumentation.
* Adds-on additional tests from outreach clients and the Rapid Response Laboratories (Rapid Response Labs.)
* Performs Accessioner III functions, as requested.
* Performs related duties, as required

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How To Become An Accessioner

Phlebotomists typically enter the occupation with a postsecondary nondegree award from a phlebotomy program. Almost all employers look for phlebotomists who have earned professional certification.

Education and Training

Phlebotomists typically enter the occupation with a postsecondary nondegree award from a phlebotomy program. Programs are available from community colleges, vocational schools, or technical schools. These programs usually take less than 1 year to complete and lead to a certificate or diploma. Programs have classroom sessions and laboratory work and include instruction in anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology. Phlebotomists also learn specific procedures on how to identify, label, and track blood samples.

Many phlebotomists enter the occupation with a high school diploma and are trained to be a phlebotomist on the job.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Almost all employers prefer to hire phlebotomists who have earned professional certification.

Several organizations offer certifications for phlebotomists. The National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT), National Healthcareer Association (NHA), the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), and the American Medical Technologists (AMT) offer Phlebotomy Technician certifications.

Candidates for certification typically need some classroom education, as well as some clinical experience. Certification testing usually includes a written exam and may include practical components, such as drawing blood. Requirements vary by certifying organization. California, Louisiana, Nevada, and Washington require their phlebotomists to be certified.

Important Qualities

Compassion. Some patients or clients are afraid of having their blood drawn, so phlebotomists should be caring in performing their duties.

Detail oriented. Phlebotomists must draw the correct vials of blood for the tests ordered, track vials of blood, and enter data into a database. Attention to detail is necessary; otherwise, the specimens may be misplaced or lost, or a patient may be injured.

Dexterity. Phlebotomists work with their hands, and they must be able to use their equipment efficiently and properly.

Hand–eye coordination. Phlebotomists draw blood from many patients, and they must perform their duties successfully on the first attempt, or their patients will experience discomfort.

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Accessioner Demographics


  • Female

  • Male

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Mandarin

  • Vietnamese

  • Japanese

  • French

  • Gujarati

  • Hindi

  • Hmong

  • Arabic

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Top Accessioner Skills

  1. Laboratory Specimens
  2. Data Entry Tasks
  3. Lab Specimens
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Prepared over hundreds of laboratory specimens for designated departments location prior to laboratory analysis and testing.
  • Performed necessary data entry tasks required for patient specimen information.
  • Received, filed, tracked, and labeled lab specimens
  • Prepared laboratory specimens for designated departments/locations prior to laboratory analysis and testing on daily basis.
  • Resolve and document problem specimens and patient information

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