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Specimen Processing Specialist in Burlington, NC with Greene Resources

Date Posted: 1/31/2018

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Job Number: 29288


Specimen Processing Specialist


Job Description:

Our partner, a national provider of diagnostic testing, has an immediate need for Specimen Processing Specialist at their Burlington facility. This position will require preparing laboratory specimens for designated departments/locations prior to laboratory analysis and testing. We are currently hiring for positions on 1st, 2nd and 3rd shift schedules and pay rates will be dependent on shift assignments. These positions will work on an open ended contract basis with potential for permanent hire.


Responsibilities:


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

  • Handles high volume of specimens daily (blood, urine, saliva etc)

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

  • May perform data entry of test requisition information

  • Aliquots sample for departments

  • Prepares excess specimen samples for storage and resolves and document problem specimens

  • 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; regularly exposed to the risk of blood-borne diseases

  • Must comply with applicable safety procedures


Other Information:


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

  • Resume and professional references required