Laboratory Specimen Processor
San Diego, CA 
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The Laboratory Specimen Processor is responsible for the pre-analytical process in the laboratory which includes specimen receiving, sorting, specimen bag opening,lab support, test data entry, aliquoting, centrifugation, batching and racking. This is a multi-faceted position and requires great flexibility, attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy.

The following are intended to be examples of the accountabilities for which the person in this position is responsible. This position description is not intended to be complete or all-inclusive and does not preclude management from assigning additional or other related functions for which the individual has demonstrated competency through performance.

The Laboratory Specimen Processor is responsible for all aspects of the pre-analytical process in the laboratory with regards to urine drug testing (UDT) and oral fluid testing (OFT) processing which include the following:

  • Specimen receiving, sorting and specimen bag opening.
  • Initial data entry of tests ordered into Millennium Laboratory Information System (MLIS) as requested by practices/accounts.
  • Ensure correct labels are affixed to requisitions, demographic cover sheet and test tubes (when applicable) and specimen container.
  • Validate requisitions against specimens prior to scanning and entering practice information and tests to ensure that the ID numbers and names match.
  • Confirm that all practice and in-house accession numbers and specimen IDs are validated.
  • Aliquot, centrifuge, batch and rack specimens in preparation for testing.
  • Ensure that all specimens are moved throughout laboratory in a safe, efficient manner.
  • Responsible for accurately validate requisitions against specimens prior to scanning and entering practice information and tests. Ensures correct labels are affixed to requisitions, test tubes and specimens.
  • Demonstrates effective communication for product movement throughout the laboratory.
  • Must be knowledgeable and aware of cross-contamination potentials and bring occurrences to Supervisor's attention immediately for correction.
  • Ability to work in multiple cells, with the ability to transition between tasks within the cells.
  • Ensure all work cells and lab areas are fully stocked with the proper supplies, equipment and personal protective equipment (PPE) at all times.
  • Able to maintain a clean and organized work cell at all times.
  • Clean and maintain the laboratory and all equipment
  • Complete daily housekeeping per company Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Manage the waste produced by the pre-analytical processes as well as keep the lab free of debris and trash at all times.
  • Demonstrates understanding of HIPAA laws and ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Demonstrates understanding of company's safety practices. Demonstrates awareness of safety issues and demonstrates consistent work practices at all times.
  • Perform all responsibilities in accordance with company policies, SOPs, regulatory standards and regulations and accrediting agencies, including the proper wearing of personal protective equipment (PPE) as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Remains aware of evolving needs and opportunities, showing flexibility in doing whatever is appropriate to support the Company's success. Pursues educational opportunities to maintain advanced and up-to-date knowledge in the field. Performs all other related duties as required and assigned and understands that the items in this description are not all-inclusive.

  • In addition to performing the aforementioned functions, employee, must be capable to take on additional responsibilities and tasks as requested by management. This includes but is not limited to:
    • Wet Specimen Processing (WSP) duties
    • Workers compensation account duties
    • HL7 and eReq duties

Millennium Health offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package.

Millennium Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and E-Verify participant. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status

Required Skills
  • High school diploma or GED minimum requirement.
  • Associates degree highly preferred.
  • Type accurately with good keyboard pace and the ability to interpret high volumes of information correctly.
  • Dependable, punctual.
  • Flexible to work varied hours due to business needs.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to interact professionally with all levels of management.
  • Attention to detail with high degree of accuracy.
  • Proficient in MS office applications (Outlook, Work, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time.
  • Work in a repetitive environment at a fast pace.
  • Ability to work independently as well within a team environment.

Required Experience
  • Previous data entry, medical transcribing experience highly preferred.
  • Previous experience in a laboratory highly desirable.
  • Previous experience working in a fast-paced production environment where the work is repetitive is highly desirable.

Job Location
San Diego, California, United States

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Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
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