Duke University Job Description:


Job Code: 0441 


Job Level: 04 

Revised Date: 01/05/1998  

Job Family: JF 07 

Occupational Summary

Perform routine clerical and general non-technical laboratory duties in a Duke University medical laboratory.

Work Performed

Perform routine clerical and general non-technical laboratory duties in a Duke University medical laboratory to include sorting and filing laboratory requisitions, calculating charges and reporting laboratory results to appropriate medical personnel.

Check incoming specimens for proper identification and sufficient quantity; record patient's name, ward and laboratory tests to be performed; attach laboratory identification number to samples and place samples in centrifuge for separation or sort on counter for technicians.

Verify laboratory test reports and check calculations for accuracy; return errors to technician for test re-run.

Give test results by phone when requested; call in results for surgery or recovery room patients; type results into Medi-Data terminal. Record daily totals of procedures performed; prepare reports of total procedures and income reports.

Maintain files of laboratory requisitions, charge slips, and other laboratory records.

Open, sort and route incoming mail and prepare outgoing mail.

Type requisitions for supplies placing orders both inside and outside the University.

Answer telephone; greet patients and other personnel upon arrival in laboratory.

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Required Qualifications at this Level


Work requires knowledge of basic clerical and communication principles generally acquired through a high school education.



Work requires six months of experience in a related position to become familiar with routine clerical and general non-technical laboratory duties.






The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions

Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.