Job Summary:
The primary role of the Specimen Processor is to receive, accession, handle incoming specimens and assist client services with problem resolution. Must be able to do computer functions, process paperwork and store specimens according to lab policy. The Specimen processor verifies accurate patient demographic data, testing requests, and insurance information from each facility.

Essential Duties: 
– Specimen processors receive specimens, enter specimen data into the laboratory information system (LIS), prepare specimens for laboratory analysis, and stores specimens per laboratory policy.
– Performs registrations and order entry in the LIS.
– Receive laboratory specimens and check against the requisition for accuracy.
– Ensure that the labels on the specimens coincide with the information provided on the requisition.
– Check specimens for acceptance or rejection criteria according to policy.
– Label and track prepared specimens in accordance to lab policy.
– Ensure that each process of specimen preparation is documented in accordance to the lab’s policy.
– Handle hazardous waste management activities in accordance to policies, protocols, and regulatory standards.
– Ensure proper storage of specimens in the appropriate storage areas.
– Document and report any issues that may have arisen during the intake or preparation process.
– Communicate appropriately with supervisor and staff to inform of any rejections or problems encountered during specimen processing.
– Assist Client Service with problem resolution according to lab policy.

Physical Demands – Specific: 
– Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 30 pounds, standing and/ or walking continuously. There may me long periods of sitting involved. Infrequent exposure to hazards such as dust, fumes, or extreme temperatures, airborne or blood-borne pathogens, or allergens. Exposure to UV lights while some equipment is in use in the labs. Must have the ability to distinguish colors and perceive relative distances between objects. Online color-blind test is required.

– High School Graduate or GED;
– Good organizational skills
– Attention to detail and follow-through skills.
– Excellent verbal and written communication skills, computer skills, and advanced typing skills.

About Us:
At Lighthouse Lab Services, we offer solutions to help start, grow, and run clinical laboratories. Our recruiting team has over 16 years of proven success placing job seekers in positions ranging from entry level Medical Technologists to seasoned Laboratory Directors. We recruit nationwide, for permanent and travel positions with clients ranging from small hospitals to large reference laboratories.

It is the policy of Lighthouse Lab Services to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Lighthouse Lab Services is committed to working and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals of all abilities, including persons with disabilities. If at any time during the application process, you need an accommodation, please contact recruiting@lighthouselabservices.com for assistance.

Lighthouse Lab Services | 800-838-0602

#JY  Job ID: 13150

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