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Job Title: Specimen Processor

Job Summary: The Specimen Processor will be responsible for receiving, processing, and distributing laboratory specimens. This includes preparing specimens for testing, entering data into the laboratory information system, and ensuring that all specimens are handled and stored properly.


  • Receive and process laboratory specimens, including blood, urine, and tissue samples
  • Prepare specimens for testing, including centrifuging, aliquoting, and labeling
  • Enter data into the laboratory information system, including patient demographics and test orders
  • Ensure that all specimens are handled and stored properly, including maintaining appropriate temperatures and following safety protocols
  • Distribute specimens to appropriate laboratory departments for testing
  • Perform quality control checks on specimens and equipment
  • Maintain accurate records of specimen processing and distribution
  • Assist with inventory management and ordering of supplies
  • Adhere to all laboratory policies and procedures, including HIPAA regulations


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Previous experience in a laboratory or healthcare setting preferred
  • Knowledge of laboratory specimen processing and handling techniques
  • Ability to follow detailed instructions and maintain accurate records
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Basic computer skills, including data entry and use of laboratory information systems

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift and move up to 50 pounds
  • Manual dexterity and visual acuity for handling and processing specimens
  • Ability to wear personal protective equipment, including gloves and lab coats

Working Conditions:

  • Fast

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Specimen Processor

What is the best way to find and hire a Specimen Processor near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Specimen Processor applicants. Employers posting their Specimen Processor job on Indeed get about 12 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Specimen Processor applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Specimen Processor are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 15 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 18 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Specimen Processor positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Specimen Processor role?
SMS has 88% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Specimen Processor job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Specimen Processors are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 190% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Specimen Processor applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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