Specimen Processor , Overnight (PT, 20 Hours)

Bio-Reference Laboratories, Inc. - Elmwood Park, NJ3.7

We are looking for a Specimen Processor (20 hours per week) in our Elmwood Park, NJ location.

Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 12:00AM-5:00AM

Position Summary:
Processors are our front line in the Labs. They are indispensable participants at the entry point of a specimen testing. Their ability to quickly identify, label and troubleshoot ensures minimal disruption to our high volume specimen testing processes.

Position Responsibilities:
Duties may include but are not necessarily limited to the following:

  • Receive, identify, label, and process specimens as required. This includes all labeling of specimen containers, slide(s), and any other materials submitted by the client.
  • Ability to handle all specimen types including leaks.
  • Multi-task between different types of requisitions. (i.e. CareEvolve, manual, EMR, Digichart, etc.)
  • Maintain departmental production goals to ensure hourly specimen flow to the labs are consistent. Must meet a minimum of 28-35 cases per hour.
  • Review, transcribe, and enter demographic and specimen data into the laboratory information system with 100% accuracy.
  • Recognize specimen problems and refer to designated personnel.
  • Prepare specimen work lists as needed for tracking purposes.
  • File Requisition Slips, glass slides, and paraffin blocks assisting Laboratory Aide(s) as needed.
  • Perform supply maintenance and clean-up duties to help workflow and efficiency.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Able to type a minimum of 40 WPM.
  • Ability to read, write and speak English fluently.
  • Prior Lab and/or Processing experience plus.
Physical Demands:
  • Ability to sit for 8 hours.
  • Responsible for lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling object.
Working Conditions:
  • Work requires contact with specimens and requisitions, hand washing and cleaning, biohazardous body fluids, and hazardous chemicals.
  • Fast paced and noisy environment that sometimes includes interruptions and distractions.
  • OSHA risk factor: Category 1.
BioReference Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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