• Temporary Specimen Processor

    ID
    2018-2253
    Category
    Laboratory Operations
  • Overview

    Antech Diagnostics, the largest exclusively commercial veterinary diagnostic laboratory in the nation, is in search of a Temporary Overnight Shift Specimen Processor working out of our Fountain Valley laboratory and reporting directly to the Specimen Processing Supervisor.

     

    As part of the VCA Family, which operates the largest network of freestanding, full-service animal hospitals in the nation, Antech Diagnostics delivers state of the art testing and consulting services to practicing veterinarians.  Our diagnostic spectrum of tests in the areas of chemistry, pathology, endocrinology, serology, hematology, and microbiology enhance veterinarians’ ability to detect, diagnose, evaluate and prevent disease and other conditions affecting animals.

    Responsibilities

    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.  

     

    • 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).

     

    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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