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Laboratory Specimen Processors

Location : Chicago, Illinois
Job Type : Temp/Contract
Compensation : open
Hours : Full Time
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :
Essential Job Duties: 


Level I - Minimum

 • Demonstrate data entry proficiency with the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) and/or other specimen tracking system

 • Examine samples for accuracy and other requirements (sample type, stability, volume, etc.)

 • Label samples for delivery to proper area(s)

 • Use and maintain applicable sample storage materials (i.e. dry ice)

 • Make appropriate internal or external contact to resolve patient demographic issues or discrepancies

 • Complete correction requests as needed

 • Adhere to all Data Management policies and protocols

 • Maintain quality control and quality assurance records as required

 • Adhere to all quality and safety standards, as well as ensuring compliance with all applicable regulatory agencies

 • Work closely and communicate with other lab associates to complete daily activities efficiently

 • Maintain other Clinical Laboratory databases as needed or assigned 

• Provide administrative support for Clinical Laboratory projects as needed

 • Represent department and the organization favorably and in accordance with established Company standards and associate attributes at all times

 • Other duties as assigned by management 

Level II – Fully meets the qualifications of Level I plus the following:

 • Manage issues and projects; resolve escalated issues as appropriate.

 • Demonstrate superior understanding of Laboratory operations


Level III – Fully meets the qualifications of Level I and II plus the following:

 • Demonstrate leadership skills through the supervision, coaching and mentoring of others as required 

• Ensure department adheres to policies and procedures Essential Knowledge, Skills and 


 Level I - Minimum 

• High School diploma or equivalent required

 • Specimen processing in a Clinical Laboratory setting or equivalent experience preferred

 • Must be comfortable with raw specimen handling

 • Ability to read, interpret, and comply with documents such as internal SOPs, operating and maintenance instructions, and company policies 

 • Position may require evening and weekend hours 

• Goal oriented, with excellent time management and organizational skills 

• Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to interact effectively and work efficiently with people at all levels in an organization

 • Excellent verbal & written communication skills

 • Keenly attentive to detail

 • Ability to keep sensitive information confidential

 • High level of proficiency with PC based software programs; strong database skills; 1 year of data entry experience preferred with strong typing skills 

Level II – Fully meets the qualifications of Level I plus the following:

 • Advanced problem solving skills

 • Demonstrated leadership abilities Level III – Fully meets the qualifications of Level I and II plus the following:

 • Ability to direct other Associates as required

 • Ability to manage the daily workload as required

 • Ability to assist Management in providing overall direction of workflow for Specimen Processing and Support Services as needed

 • Ability to ensure applicable SOPs are being utilized and followed appropriately

 • Help with weekly scheduling of staff

 • Serve as the primary trainer for new Specimen Processors or re-training of existing Specimen Processors

 • Ability to accurately answer questions when Supervisor is unavailable 

• Ability to interact with other departments as necessary and develop relationships with other Lab Leadership and Management as it relates to work processes and work flow

 • Ability to communicate concerns/needs as necessary to Supervisor 

• Aid Supervisor with areas of improvement in workflow or organization, etc. Physical 


• Physical dexterity sufficient to use hands, arms, and shoulders repetitively to operate a keyboard and other office equipment, use a telephone, access file cabinets and other items stored at various levels, including overhead

 • Ability to speak and hear well enough to communicate clearly and understandably with sufficient volume to ensure an accurate exchange of information in normal conversational distance, over the telephone, and in a group setting

• Ability to stand for extended periods of time as necessary in the laboratory (4 or more hours) 

• Ability to lift and move items weighing up to 25 pounds

 • Physical dexterity sufficient to move body frequently around laboratory equipment and instrumentation 

• Ability to continuously operate a personal computer for extended periods of time (4 or more hours)

 • Mental acuity sufficient to collect and interpret data, evaluate, reason, define problems, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, make valid judgments and decisions 

The essential physical and mental requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work environment may consist of exposure to infectious disease, bio hazardous and hazardous materials, and regulated medical waste.
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