Specimen Processor
 Athol, MA

Requisition Number: SPECI14478

Company: U.S. Laboratories

Specimen Processor


Receives and processes laboratory specimens, enters client and specimen data into computer, answers telephone and responds to questions/concerns of clients. May perform some training and supervisor functions as deemed necessary by the Processing Supervisor.

SHIFT - Part-Time

Monday - Friday

9AM - 2PM

Essential Position Duties

  • Receives specimens and checks all specimens for correct name and tests ordered. Ensures adequacy and appropriateness of sample received.
  • Labels and aliquots specimens as needed.
  • Prepares specimens for sending out to reference lab.
  • Discards specimens that are more than seven (7) days old.
  • Centrifuges specimens as needed.
  • Numbers all urine specimens for both urinalysis and cultures. Pours off specimens and plants urine cultures.
  • Numbers all other culture specimens and enters requisitions. Prepares them to be planted. Plant microbiology specimens according written protocols.
  • Enters client and specimen data into the computer.
  • Ensures accuracy of information entered.
  • Reviews patient Requisition Log and makes corrections as needed.
  • Answers telephone to assist with client or phlebotomist questions regarding specimen requirements and turnaround times of tests.
  • Decontaminates the bench tops according to instructions.
  • Wears all protective equipment as dictated by policy.
  • Follows all safety protocols as outlined in the safety manual.
  • Identifies and pursues self-improvements needs.
  • Seeks coaching/mentoring when appropriate.

Compliance Responsibilities

  • Complies with applicable legal requirements, standards, and procedures including, but not limited to, those within the Compliance Process, Code of Conduct, HIPAA and Corporate Integrity Agreement (CIA).
  • Participates in required orientation, Compliance and HIPAA training programs.
  • Cooperates with monitoring and audit functions and investigations.
  • Participates, as required, in process improvement responsibilities.


Core Competencies/Skill Sets

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Exercises accuracy and precision in completion of prescribed tasks and treatments.

Professional Experience/Educational Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Prior laboratory experience preferred.
  • Data entry/computer skills required.