Humera - Administrative and Professional Staffing

3rd Shift Specimen Processing Specialist

Location
St. Paul, MN, USA
Salary
Contact For Rate
Posted
Mar 15, 2017
Closes
Mar 21, 2017
Job Type
Employee
Employment Status
Full Time
Humera is looking for a Specimen Processing Specialist or our client in St. Paul, a comprensive drug testing laboratory. The candidate in this position receives and accessions laboratory tests for the quantitative analysis of drugs or other analyzes in patient or client samples, quality control materials or proficiency samples. This is a long-term, 3rd shift contract opportunity!
Duties:
  • Receive, identify and sort packages based on sample type, testing and client. Recognize and expedite STAT and priority testing. Direct samples to appropriate testing area
  • Open and verify package contents are appropriate for orders sent. Evaluate requests for accuracy, completeness and integrity of specimens
  • Perform order entry into the clinical Antrim data base. Move freely between multiple functions to locate stabilities and sample requirements
  • Have a clear understanding of chain of custody orders and have the ability to properly complete and maintain a chain of custody when required
  • Accession and prepare all sample types for testing including but not limited to clinical testing, microbiology testing, forensic confirmations, meconium testing, and drugs of abuse testing
  • Create an aliquot sample when indicated
  • Deliver samples to appropriate testing areas while maintaining appropriate transport and stability requirements

Requirements:
  • Associate's Degree in a medical related field or equivalent work and education experience
  • 1+ year previous work experience required; Previous experience in clinical processing preferred
  • Type a minimum of 3000 KPH
  • Able to work independently under general supervision
  • Able to work in a fast paced production environment to meet established turnaround times
  • Able to multi-task
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time and perform repetitive duties
  • Knowledge of specimen types tubes and media preferred
  • An understanding of HIPAA regulations and Universal Precautions when dealing with patient samples is preferred

Schedule:
Tuesday - Saturday 10:00PM - 6:30AM