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Specimen Processor

Company: UPMC - Pittsburgh Medical Center
Location: Jamestown
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:

Job DescriptionUPMC Chautauqua is excited for your interest in joining our lab team as a casual Specimen Processor serving variable first and second shift!

  • Demonstrate a service-oriented approach by conveying courtesy, respect, enthusiasm, and a positive attitude in work situations. Offer assistance and show initiative in completing department tasks.
  • Monitor pneumatic tube and courier deliveries to ensure timely processing of specimens. Investigate and resolve any requesting mistakes or specimen problems promptly.
  • Separate specimens by centrifugation, label appropriate aliquot tubes, and transfer as defined by policy. Store samples at the appropriate temperature to maintain integrity.
  • Determine and enter specimen receive times into the computer system. Answer all telephone inquiries regarding proper specimen collection, results, and normal range information.
  • Follow all regulations regarding health and safety concerning the handling of biohazardous patient samples or sharps to prevent exposure.
  • Verify patient specimens such as blood, urine, and other body fluids with requisitions or labels, ensuring information matches paperwork received. Properly request in the Laboratory Information System if needed. Prepare, package, and send specimens to outside locations as needed.
  • Receive, sort, and prioritize ALL specimens according to laboratory policies. Share specimens as necessary. Notify the supervisor of any problems or requests that need attention.
  • Disinfect the work area after shifts and during shifts if needed. Participate in the orientation and training of new laboratory specimen processors. Perform routine technical and related clerical duties as directed.


    • High School diploma or equivalent
    • Good oral and written communication skills


      • Previous experience in a clinical laboratory, physician's office, or other medical environment
      • Experience in Medical Terminology and Laboratory Information systems.
      • Experience in a service environment including call center, customer service center, or product distribution/fulfillment center

        Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

        UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Keywords: UPMC - Pittsburgh Medical Center, Erie , Specimen Processor, Other , Jamestown, Pennsylvania

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