Physician's Automated Laboratory, Inc.

  • Specimen Processor - Santa Fe Springs

    Job Location US-CA-Santa Fe Springs
    # of Openings
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    WestPac Labs, Inc. - Main Lab
  • Responsibilities

    General Description and Essential Functions

    • Under the supervision and control of a Licensed Clinical Laboratory Scientist may perform the following duties:
    • Completes appropriate routing, handling, and processing of various medical specimens by: properly verifying samples to laboratory requisitions, verifying the correct sample(s) were received for the test(s) ordered, and documenting date and time specimen is received and/or any specimen discrepancies upon receipt of sample.
    • Will be required to manually process and/or load patient samples onto pre-analytical automated equipment for specimen processing.  
    • Responsible for centrifuging samples and storing them at the correct temperature as dictated by accepted specimen requirement and handling procedures.
    • Will be required to pull archived samples for add-on or repeat testing.
    • May be required to prepare, label, and store stock and work reagents. May be required to perform data entry into the computer system.
    • May be required to perform courier runs to outside draw stations, clients, or other locations as deemed necessary.
    • May be required to answer phones and interact with clients and/or patients as necessary.
    • In addition to an employee’s typical work schedule, this position requires employees to work weekends, split shifts, overtime and holidays if needed by the Company. Other duties may apply as necessary.

    Physical Capabilities

    • Light physical effort (lift/carry up to 25 lbs.)
    • Occasional reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, and crouching
    • Frequent, prolonged standing/sitting/walking
    • Must be able to see, hear, and respond adequately
    • Extensive computer work
    • Frequent use of telephone and fax
    • Occasional travel required to interact with Division personnel and/or attend meetings, educational training


    Work Experience and Educational Requirements

    • Knowledge of basic laboratory, phlebotomy, and clinical laboratory safety procedures is required. Ability to work the computer system, analyzer machines, telephones, copy and fax machines.
    • If employee is required to operate a company vehicle for the performance of their duties, they must meet applicable company insurance guidelines, including a DMV record comparable to that of a Transportation Courier.
    • High school graduate or GED required. Associates of Science Degree or Bachelors of Science degree from accredited college or university preferred.


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