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Laboratory Assistant, 3rd shift in Birmingham, AL with Greene Resources

Date Posted: 7/5/2018

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Job Number: 30169


Laboratory Assistant, 3rd shift


Job Description:

Our partner, a national provider of diagnostic testing, has an immediate need for Specimen Processing Specialist at their Birmingham facility. This position will require preparing laboratory specimens for designated departments/locations prior to laboratory analysis and testing. This position is a 3 month contract. The schedule will be Monday-Friday 10:00PM - 6:30AM, however flexibility to work overtime is required. The pay rates for these positions will be $11.50/hr.


Responsibilities:


  • Unpack specimens from branches or ports and routes specimens by type to various staging areas

  • Handle a high volume of specimen each day (blood, urine, saliva etc)

  • Prepare all specimen received for testing in designated laboratory departments or locations such as staging of specimen, centrifuge, separate serum, and blood smears

  • May perform data entry of test requisition information

  • Aliquot and seperate samples for departments

  • Prepare excess specimen samples for storage and resolves and document problem specimen

  • Answer telephones, maintain logs/records


Education Requirements:


  • High School diploma or equivalent


Desired Background/Skills:


  • Experience in a manufacturing or lab setting is preferred but not required


Qualifications:


  • Experience performing repetitive tasks in a fast paced work environment

  • Experience utilizing computerized databases

  • Familiarity with lab equipment is preferred

  • Effective written and verbal communication

  • Ability to research information

  • Staying active and attentive to details

  • Ability to multitask

  • Work unsupervised and work well with others

  • Ability to lift up to 30 lbs

  • Proper identification of known hazardous material in the work place

  • Possible exposure to infection from disease-bearing specimens and personal protective equipment will be provided

  • Must comply with applicable safety procedures


Other Information:


  • Candidates subject to criminal background check and pre-employment drug screen

  • Resume and professional references required



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