Manager Accessioning (Pathology & Lab)

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Manager Accessioning (Pathology & Lab)

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Allied Health

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 240001RN

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

Once you join us you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Summary:

Manages and directs the activities of the Accessioning Department at the UT Pathology Outreach Laboratory.

Position Key Accountabilities:

• Manages the daily laboratory operations, including purchasing, billing, space management, work scheduling, specimen processing and screening, and quality assurance reviews.

• Oversees accessioning and processing of specimens, organizing of tumor board review materials and specimens, and efficient transfer of specimens to other laboratories for further processing. Assists in these tasks as necessary.

• Functions as the Outreach Laboratory liaison to referring physicians, vendors, the public, clinic staff, and other departments within the institution. Providing oversight and follow-up for any issues that arise.

• Oversees the inventories of lab supplies, office supplies, equipment, and requisitions necessary to maintain efficiency. Ensures client sites have adequate supplies.

• Ensures the maintenance of accurate laboratory records.

• Ensures that all requirements for accreditation by CLIA (CAP) are met and that all university policies are followed.

• Applies and trains staff on the correct ICD codes and checks CPT codes for patient charge encounters as defined by regulatory agencies.

• Compiles the monthly, quarterly, annual, and any other needed Quality Assurance data for UT Clinical Service Laboratories.

• Establishes, reviews, and revises policies and procedures.

• Acts as a resource for staff.

• Works effectively with personnel, administration, and other components of UT Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

• Analyzes, evaluates, and reports statistical data to optimize the use of resources and staff. Handles confidential information and sensitive issues.

• Manages Human Resources activities of department in regards to: recruiting and selection, hiring and termination, training, professional development, mentoring, counseling, performance evaluations, and salary planning.

• Performs other duties as assigned.


• Proficient knowledge of surgical biopsy, cytopathology processing, anatomic pathology software, and Microsoft Office.

• Understanding of CPT and ICD coding procedures.

• Familiarity with medical terminology, medical pathology transcription, HIPAA requirements and CLIA (CAP) requirements.

• Experience in multiple areas of an independent Anatomic Pathology Laboratory.

Minimum Education:

• Bachelor's Degree in related field required

• May substitute required education with equivalent years of experience beyond the minimum experience requirement.

Minimum Experience:

• 5 years Anatomic Pathology Laboratory experience in an accredited laboratory required

• 2 years Previous people leader experience preferred

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects .

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

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In addition, all UTHealthHouston​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’sHoustonrules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.

Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.