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Lab Specimen Processor - MDL COVID-19 Testing Lab

San Diego, California
Job ID 8900 Date posted 04/21/2022 Schedule Full-Time Shift Rotating Department Lab - Administration; Lab

Experience: 1 year of clinical lab experience in a clinical lab, physicians office or research lab

Scope of Duties:

Primarily responsible for sample processing in the COVID-19 testing lab

May work in Main Lab Processing or other lab areas as needed

Specimen processing tasks, including specimen pickup from various hospital locations, specimen sorting based on order priorities and other required criteria, opening bags of specimens and specimen tracking in the computer system.

ensure correct labels are affixed to test orders, any additional documentation, specimens, and test tubes

Ideal Candidate: 

Able to work in a fast-paced lab

Able to recognize specimen label and match with the label on the primary specimen

Have basic knowledge of different specimen sources

Have basic knowledge about computers with Windows operating system

Able to follow basic lab safety measurements under the defined protocol

Able to process specimen under the biosafety hood and document specimen issue


H.S. Diploma, GED,or Equivalent 
1 Year of Experience 
Attention to detail with high degree of accuracy
Ability to interpret high volumes of information correctly
Ability to stand for long periods of time 
Work successfully in a repetitive and fast-paced environment
Ability to work varied hours at times due to business needs
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Proficient in MS Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel)


3 Years of Experience (Preferred)
Previous data entry in a similar or same industry
Previous experience in a laboratory


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