Sutter Health Pathology Accessioner in San Francisco, California


California Pacific Medical Center.

At San Francisco’s California Pacific Medical Center we deliver personal, hands-on care to every single patient, every single day. As one of California’s largest private, community-based, not-for-profit, teaching medical centers, we research the most up-to-date treatments, hire the most qualified individuals, and practice the most modern, innovative medicine available. We deliver the highest quality expert care, with kindness and compassion, in acute, post-acute and outpatient services, as well as preventive and complementary medicine. We also provide disease counseling, family support and wellness treatments. Throughout the entire organization, every member of the CPMC team is committed to giving our patients the individual, hands-on attention they deserve. Every hand plays a part, and every hand has the power to change a life.

Primary Responsibility

The Pathology Accessioner performs the registration and accessioning of all pathology specimens.


Service Standards

  • Consistently exhibits Service Standard behaviors set forth in the attached Service Performance Standards (see attached listing).

Productivity /Efficiency

  • Register specimens into the pathology computer system within prescribed time frames.

  • Accession specimens into the pathology computer system within prescribed time frames.

  • Pick up and deliver specimens, reports, other documentation to and from the CPMC shuttle.

Technical Skills

  • Maintain equipment.

  • Utilization of Pathology information system(s) and registration informationsystem(s).


  • Communicate with Pathologists regarding cases.

  • Communicate with Pathology Assistants regarding cases.

  • Provide instructions regarding pathology specimen handling to clinicians and clinician office staff.

  • Written/computer communication inputting data in pathology information system.


  • Follow established policies, procedures, and practices including but not limited to quality assurance, safety, environmental and infection control standards as applicable.

  • Minimum number of accessioning/registration errors.

  • Meet defined turn-around-times for accessioning and registration.

Standard CPMC Citizenship

  • Adheres to all Medical Center policies and procedures (i.e. Administrative and Human Resources), practices safe work habits, and engages in good business standards and practices.


  • Maintain attendance and punctuality standards in a consistent and regular manner

  • Follow all CPMC compliance and service standards.

  • Comply with health and safety policies, procedures, practices and program elements, as provided in CPMC policy and associated procedures and health and safety manual and promote others’ adherence to same policies.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • High school diploma or equivalent experience required. Associate's degree is preferred

  • Previous experience in medical setting preferred


  • Knowledge of medical terminology and transcription preferred

  • Proficient in computer skills and use of multiple interfaced systems

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills

Primary Location: California, San Francisco, San Francisco

Organization: California Pacific Medical Center

Employee Status: Regular

Employee Referral Bonus: No

Benefits: No

Position Status: Non-Exempt

Union: No

Job Shift: Variable

Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift

Days of the Week Scheduled: Varied Days

Weekend Requirements: Rotating

Schedule: Per Diem

Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: per diem

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.