Specimen Processor

  • Brockton, MA

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

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Company: U.S. Laboratories


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.

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.
* Sorts and numbers all specimens, including Pap's, biopsies, and cultures.
* 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.


Monday 4:30-11:00 p.m.

Tuesday 4:30-11:00 p.m.

Wednesday OFF

Thursday OFF

Friday 4:30-11:00 pm


Sunday 9:30-4pm

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