Specimen Processor

ID
2017-1601
Category
Laboratory Operations

Overview

Are you looking for an opportunity to work in a diagnostic lab? Do you have a passion for helping animals and enjoy working in a fast paced environment; Antech Diagnostics has the perfect job for you!

 

The Specimen Processor receives and prepares samples for laboratory analyses and tests.  Prepares samples on slides or other testing format, records required information and sends to appropriate specialty lab area.  

 

We are hiring for full-time overnight positions at PORTLAND, OR. Specific hours may vary depending on the requirements of the department.

 

 

Responsibilities

  • Receives and prepares samples for laboratory analyses and tests to diagnose various pet and other animal illnesses, injuries and diseases in support of veterinarian animal treatment.
  • Removes specimens from transport bags and splits as needed for multiple testing.  Places specimens on slides or other testing format.  Retrieves and prepares add-on's and rechecks.
  • Records information about specimens.  Labels and numbers slides, specimens and submittals.  Enters specimen data into tracking system.  Make copies of submittals.  Matches test slips with incoming specimens.  Prepares work lists for each testing department.  Verifies accuracy of information.
  • Racks and bundles prepared samples for delivery to each testing department.  Verifies samples are in correct locations.
  • Assists other lab personnel with specimen storage and ensures Turn Around Times (TAT's) are met.
  • Reads, understands and follows applicable Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's), including safety and quality procedures.  Maintains clean and organized work area.  Restocks supplies as needed.
  • Participates in improving lab efficiency, quality and cooperation.
  • Reliable and dependable attendance is an essential function of the position.  Adherence to attendance-related policies and expectations is critical to this position.  

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required 2, 3 or 4 year degree in Science-related field preferred.
  • Typically 1+ Years of related experience.
  • Laboratory skills and experience helpful.
  • General science background, including hematology/chemistry helpful.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Organized with ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Positive, can-do attitude.
  • Strong data entry skills required (speed and accuracy).

Antech Diagnostics provides sophisticated testing and consulting services used by veterinarians in the detection, diagnosis, evaluation, monitoring, treatment, and prevention of diseases and other conditions affecting animals. 

We are a rapidly growing, stable company with excellent advancement opportunity. Medical, dental and vision benefits, plus 401(k) plan and employee pet health benefits available, too!

 

If you are passionate about animal healthcare, are motivated by making a difference we want to hear from you!

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