Specimen Receiving Assistant, Laboratory, Per Diem
Catholic Medical Center
 Manchester, NH

Perform a variety of clinical support duties involved with the accessioning, identification and processing of clinical specimens.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Individuals must possess the knowledge, skills and abilities listed or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations, using some other combination of skills and abilities and to possess the necessary physical requirements, with or without the aid of mechanical devices to safely perform the essential functions of the job:

  1. Ability to carry projects through to completion.
  2. Requires considerable judgment to work both independently and cooperatively toward general results, making decisions based on precedent and policy.
  3. Requires the ability to perform diversified duties requiring an extensive knowledge of a particular field and the use of a wide range of procedures. Involves the exercise of judgment in the analysis of facts and conditions regarding individual problems to determine what actions should be taken within the limits of standard practice.
  4. Ability to cope with stressful conditions and work long hours under pressure.
  5. Ability to work with frequent interruptions and respond appropriately to unexpected situations.
  6. Ability to work with and cooperate with supervisory and subordinate staff at all levels.
  7. Requires typing and/or computer skills.
  8. Visual acuity inclusive of color, depth perception and field of vision, sufficient to meet a minimum standard for use with those whose work deals largely with computer terminals, extensive reading, visual inspection involving small defects and small parts.
  9. Ability to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken or written word. Essential functions include activities in which incumbent must convey detailed or important spoken instructions, accurately, loudly or quietly.
  10. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communications and to make find discriminations in sound.
  11. The worker is subject to occasional exposure to hazardous chemicals, infectious materials and noise.
  12. Ability to raise objects from a lower to a high position or moving object horizontally from position to position. Ability to extend hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction. Also ability to pick, pinch, type or otherwise work primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling.
  13. Ability to substantially move wrists, hands and/or fingers. Also ability to apply pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
  14. Ability to perceive attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
  15. Ability to stand particularly for sustained periods of time.
  16. Ability to maintain standing while carrying specimens.
  17. Ability to use upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
  18. Ability to exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
  19. The worker is required to wear and must be able to wear gloves, lab coat, and occasionally a safety shield.


  • High School diploma or equivalent


  • A minimum of one (1) year full-time equivalent laboratory clinical support


  • None