Specimen Processor Job Description

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The Specimen Processor accession, receives and prepares samples for laboratory analyses. Specimen Processors are responsible for processing most samples that come into the department. Specimen Processors are required to keep an inventory of samples after testing has been completed by scanning them into storage racks. They will also be required to search the lab for any samples not scanned into storage racks. May be cross-trained to perform basic Laboratory Technician or Lab Aide duties. May be responsible for various support activities, including maintaining supply inventory, record-keeping, cleaning, clerical tasks, supply shipping and receiving, mail distribution, and other related duties.

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The Specimen Processor is responsible for receiving and preparing specimens for the laboratory including centrifuging when necessary. The processor delivers the specimens to each department in the manner required by each instrument or test. This position requires general knowledge of each department. They must be able to register for outpatient lab work. They must be able to answer questions and troubleshoot problems for physician’s offices, nursing homes, and other hospital departments. They may help in preparing specimens and batches for send-outs to other laboratories.

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The Specimen Processor is responsible to the Pathologist, Lab Administrative Director, and Lab Manager, and will function under the direction of the Lab Supervisors.

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Under the direction of the supervisor, the Specimen Processor performs specimen processing, customer services, and non–technical duties in the General Laboratory.

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Job summary 5

The Specimen Processor is responsible for the pre-analytical process in the laboratory which includes specimen receiving, sorting, specimen bag opening, lab support, test data entry, aliquoting, centrifugation, batching, and racking, and patient/medication data entry. This is a multi-faceted position and requires great flexibility, attention to detail, and a high degree of accuracy.

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The Specimen Processor receives, sorts, identifies, processes, and distributes specimens to all technical sections. Enters requisition information and patient results into the computer system; calls statistical results, answers phones, codes charge slips, trains new employees, and performs related clerical duties.

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The Specimen Processor receives and processes laboratory specimens, enters client and specimen data into a computer, answers telephone, and responds to questions/concerns of clients. May perform some training and supervisor functions as deemed necessary by the Processing Supervisor.

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The Specimen Processor provides laboratory services for the following: receive, sort, identify, process, and distribute specimens to all technical sections. Enter requisition information and patient results into the computer system; call statistical results, answer the phone, code charge slips, train new employees and perform related clerical duties.

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The Specimen Processor performs the duties of a Laboratory Specimen Processor regularly. Assists the section supervisor in organizing and monitoring the work of subordinates and assists in training new Laboratory Specimen Processors.

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We are seeking a Specimen Processor to join our team.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the role of a specimen processor?

The role of a specimen processor is to receive and process biological specimens, such as blood or urine samples, in a laboratory or medical setting. This may include labeling and tracking specimens, preparing them for analysis, and ensuring that all necessary information is accurately recorded./p>

What are the skills required for specimen processor?

The skills required for a specimen processor may include:

Knowledge of laboratory procedures and protocols
Attention to detail and accuracy
Strong organizational and time-management skills
Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
Knowledge of safety protocols and procedures
Communication and teamwork skills

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