Specimen Prep Technician
Company: Sonora Quest
Posted on: June 2, 2021
Primary City/State: Phoenix, Arizona Department Name: Specimen
Proc-Ref Lab Work Shift: Evening Job Category: Lab Support Did you
know that laboratory results impact 75% of the medical diagnostic
process? All the data entry our Specimen Processing Technicians
perform plays a critical role in helping physicians provide
accurate diagnosis and medical treatment. So, what does a Specimen
Processing Technician? - Accurately enters patient information and
lab test information into the company's lab system as lab specimens
arrive at our laboratory.
- Verifies accuracy of entered information.
- Delivers specimens to the technical floor in a timely manner.
- Complies with all safety rules, and follows defined safety
- May need to pour specimens (blood, urine, etc.) into containers
for testing purposes. Who you are: - Detail oriented and
comfortable working in a fast paced environment.
- Comfortable sitting and typing during your entire shift. At times
you may help sort out specimens which will require standing for
long periods of time.
- Comfortable with set structure and following procedures - A team
player who is aware that your work is critical in helping medical
providers and hospitals provide excellent patient care. Who you are
not: - Someone who is grossed out by blood, urine, body parts, or
working with anything the human body can produce.
- Overwhelmed by a fast-paced environment.
- Uncomfortable typing information on keyboard for long periods of
time. Data entry work is not your thing.
- Unfamiliar navigating through different screens on the
- Uncomfortable with set schedules and showing up to work on time.
Position pays $14.15 for hours worked between 5 PM and 6AM (this
rate already includes a shift differential). We are hiring for Full
Time Evening shift working from 5PM to 1:30AM M-F POSITION SUMMARY
This position is responsible for the receipt of biological
specimens into the department, their proper entry into the
company's computer system, the preparation of samples for
analytical testing, the distribution of these specimens to the
proper analytical area, and archiving specimens after testing. This
position reports to Specimen Processing Supervisor, and takes
direction from Senior Specimen Preparation Technicians, and
Specimen Preparation Coordinators. CORE FUNCTIONS 1.Enters and
verifies patient demographics, location, physician data, tests
requested, time and date of collection, appropriate clinical
information and all other pertinent data found on requisitions
submitted. Verifies accuracy of entered information. Verifies
appropriateness of specimens received. Aliquots and labels
specimens according to established departmental procedures and
practices; delivers specimens to the technical floor in a timely
manner. 2.Focuses on quality by ensuring that all work performed is
accurate and complete. Maintains familiarity with departmental
procedures Meets or exceeds department quality performance metrics
on all work performed. Documents performance to immediate
supervisor or coordinator as required by established methods and
practices. Follows established procedures and methods. Complies
with all safety rules, and follows defined safety practices.
3.Participates in departmental financial monitoring and
improvement. Supports waste reduction and expense reduction
programs. Assists supervisor and manager in monitoring and
controlling expenses throughout the year. 4.Meets departmental
standards for productivity as currently defined. Provides basic
technical support for less experienced Specimen Preparation
Technicians, answers questions and directs them to appropriate
resources. Responsible for maintaining technical competence in all
assigned tasks, and verifying competence annually. 5.Communicates
courteously and professionally with internal and external
customers. Interacts with co-workers with an emphasis on teamwork
and a focus on customer service. 6.Supports and exhibits behaviors
consistent with the Company's Mission, Vision and Values. Follows
the guidelines of the Code of Conduct. Performs all functions
according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and
accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional
standards. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - Minimum age requirement of
- Must be a high school graduate, or have achieved equivalency
through GED exam or other means.
- Good reading, writing and math abilities are required.
- Oral and written communication skills sufficient to understand
written and spoken instructions in English.
- Good organization skills are also required.
- Must meet all training competency qualifications for Specimen
Preparation Technician within six months of hire.
- Experience considered in lieu of education. PREFERRED
QUALIFICATIONS - Six (6) months' experience in a laboratory or key
- Some college education.
- Typing/keyboarding skills of minimum 25 wpm, demonstrated by
completion of a typing/keyboarding test.
Keywords: Sonora Quest, Peoria , Specimen Prep Technician, Other , Peoria, Arizona
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