Job Description

Cleircal Pathology Coordinator

About City of Hope

City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment organization for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope’s translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin, monoclonal antibodies and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution.  AccessHope, a subsidiary launched in 2019 serves employers and their health care partners by providing access to City of Hope’s specialized cancer expertise.

A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is ranked among the nation’s "Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S. News & World Report and received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California, Arizona, Illinois and Georgia. 

Job Description:

Hours: Mon - Fri 8am - 5pm


The Coordinator is responsible for performing a variety of tasks for the pathology office including but not limited to:

  • The management of incoming and outgoing pathology slides and specimens, accessioning of all pathology cases,

  • Processing of in-house orders and reference lab orders, result/report entry, adding addendums to patient reports and performing follow-up on pending tasks.

  • Acts as a liaison for external hospital departments, providing status updates on cases and managing all internal and external inquiries.

  • Performs specimen processing in the main clinical laboratory and gross room specimen accessioning.  


  • Locates, contacts, and secures slides/blocks from outside facilities, as requested, and returns these review case materials to originating facilities in a timely manner per regulatory guidelines.

  • Processes all send out orders.

  • Manual input of all send out results.

  • Accessions and assigns cases to Pathologists for review and completes follow-up on pending and cancelled cases.

  • Inputs addendums to patient reports on a daily basis, as results are received.

  • Files and stores slides and blocks in an orderly fashion for quick retrieval.

  • Acts as a liaison for all external hospital departments , providing status updates on cases and managing all internal and external inquiries.  

  • Performs other duties as assigned by Laboratory Management.  

  • Performs specimen processing duties in main clinical laboratory.

  • Accessions pathology specimens submitted to the gross room.


Experience: High School diploma required

Education: Proficient in Microsoft Word/Excel/Outlook

Special Skills: Professional demeanor, effective collaboration and communication skills ensuring team work with co-workers, other hospital staff, physicians and clients. Well acquainted with pathology and laboratory medicine terminology. Excellent organizational, customer service, problem solving and critical thinking skills.

Pay Range

$18.39 - $28.42

Placement within the identified pay range is based on individual and market factors including, but not limited to, experience, education, credentials (including licenses and certifications), geographic location, market competition, skill set (including market availability of required skills), assigned/anticipated job tasks, and level of responsibility.  These factors are considered without regard to an individual’s status as a member of any protect group pursuant to federal, state, and/or local law.

City of Hope’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is key in serving our mission to provide compassionate patient care, drive innovative discovery, and advance vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes in all of our communities.  Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ensures we bring the full range of skills, perspectives, cultural backgrounds, and experiences to our work -- and that our teams align with the people we serve in order to build trust and understanding.  We are dedicated to fostering a community that embraces diversity - in ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives; this is reflected in our work and represented in our people.

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