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Specimen Processor

Company: Sonic Healthcare USA
Location: Memphis
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Job Functions, Duties, Responsibilities and Position Qualifications:

Are you detail-oriented, accountable and always willing to go the extra mile to make sure things are done right? AEL is hiring for a specimen processor who thrives in a fast paced, customer focused & challenging environment.

1st shift position; Part-time

Role and Responsibilities

The Specimen Processor receives accessions, identifies, and labels specimens according to established protocol. This position may also be assigned to various other processing duties necessary to assure samples arrive at the analysis area ready for testing, assure requisitions are available for electronic review and storage, or enter financial information before the billing is processed.

AEL is seeking an individual that is committed and focused on providing the unique turnaround time and quality demands for testing services for health care providers.

We are looking for someone who wants to contribute to our culture of:

  • Service Excellence

  • Treating each other with Respect & Honesty

  • Responsibility & Accountability

  • Continuous Improvement

  • Maintaining Confidentiality

Principle Accountabilities/Responsibilities

  • Receives, accessions, identifies, and labels specimens according to established protocol to ensure all specimens are test-ready (defined as having the correct label attached and ready for all laboratory instrumentation to interpret patient data as well as test requested).
  • Accessions an average of 40 requisitions per hour while assigned to the non-specialized bench. Achieves established specimens per hour on other bench assignments.
  • Identifies problems that arise during the accessioning process and either resolves them or requests assistance from the team lead or other supervisory personnel.
  • Understands the importance of accurate specimen identification; matches label and individual specimen identifiers every time.
  • Operates specimen sorting equipment per established protocol; operation includes maintenance when assigned and troubleshooting errors as they arise.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

High school graduate or equivalent. Excellent computer, data entry, and customer service skills required. Accurate minimum typing speed of 25 wpm required.

Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.

High level of attention to detail with the ability to problem solve.

Strong communication skills; both written and verbal.


Six months of previous lab experience is highly preferred.

Licensure, Registration, Certification

None required.

Physical Requirements

Work requires some physical effort. Frequent walking, standing, sitting, and typing. Lifting or performing other work requiring light physical exertion (up to 30 pounds) is required.

Environmental Conditions

Work is performed in a laboratory setting with potential exposure to bodily fluids and hazardous chemicals.

American Esoteric Laboratories (AEL) is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Scheduled Weekly Hours:


Work Shift:


Memphis Pathology Laboratory

American Esoteric Laboratories (AEL), formerly Memphis Pathology Laboratory, is a community-based leader in clinical laboratory medicine dedicated to provide quality care, innovative solutions, and personal service. AEL has serviced the medical community for more than 50 years with a strong presence throughout the Mid-South encompassing Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee.

AEL is currently seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team!

Sonic Healthcare USA provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Keywords: Sonic Healthcare USA, Memphis , Specimen Processor, Other , Memphis, Tennessee

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