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Specimen Processor - Weekend Nights - Scottish Rite
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Job Description

Requisition #:  9483     
Name of Location:   Scottish Rite
Work Schedule:  Rotating Weekend
Employment Type:  Weekend
Work Days:  Saturday; Sunday 





This position will work under the Support Services Supervisor to provide assistance and support to clinical laboratory technologists and technicians. Duties include identification, labeling, processing and distributing laboratory samples to appropriate areas, data entry, routine instrument checks and other duties as assigned. The Specimen Processor will be responsible for preparing samples for testing in house and assist in the preparation of the specimens to be sent out to reference laboratories, answer phone calls and resolve problems with samples and perform other Customer Service related activities. The Specimen Processor must be able to work independently and effectively with others to meet the needs of the patient and care providers.  To proactively support the efforts that will ensure delivery of safe patient care and services and to promote a safe environment at Children's. Provide excellent customer service to both internal and external customers while demonstrating a positive and professional image at all times.



  • A high school diploma or equivalent.
  • A minimum of 2 years hospital experience with laboratory processing preferred.
  • Must understand basic medical terminology.
  • Must possess excellent communication skills.
  • Able to perform clerical duties (filing and receptionist activities).
  • Laboratory Computer Skills required.
  • Must be able to successfully pass the Basic Windows Skills Assessment at 80% or higher rating within 30 days of hiring.
  • Ability to perform multiple, concurrent tasks in a frequently stressful environment while maintaining strong customer service standards in dealing with customers and co-workers.





Receives and electronically records receipt of all specimens in Laboratory Information System (LIS)

Assures validity of requisition to meet applicable Managed Care and Medicaid guidelines.

Orders testing in LIS, labels and accessions specimens for laboratory testing. Enters order comments and/or special instructions in Order Entry function of LIS.

Manages workflow in the processing area of the Support Services department.

Distributes all specimens to appropriate department for laboratory testing and assists with the locating of specimens for “add-on” testing.

Identifies and prepares specimens by confirming demographic information for processing, preparation and distribution.

Participates in the orientation and training of new employees.

Must have strong customer service skills. Ability to interact effectively and communicate proficiently with hospital staff, patients, physicians, and others. A resource for clinicians for test ordering management.

Performs clerical duties including but not limited to faxing, filing, and result/report delivery via fax or mail.

Oversees specimen collection pending logs, timed and stat specimens and the LIS error log

Centrifuges specimens based on testing requirements.

Processes Newborn Metabolic Screening specimens for delivery to the Georgia Department of Health.

Assist with the processing of reference laboratory specimens for the “Draw Station” collections.

Assists supervisor for managing workflow of the specimen collection and specimen processing area.

Follows departmental and system policies and procedures.

Maintains equipment, supplies, and work area. Assist in ensuring a clean and safe environment and work area, which is functional as well as professional in appearance, safe for patient care, the public and staff.

Oversees and documents order errors and integrity of specimen issues.

Maintains current technical knowledge and skills as defined in Laboratory Competency policy. Performs annual written and observed competency testing.

Maintains compliance with standards set by the Children’s and all regulatory / accrediting agencies.

Participates in education programs in the laboratory to ensure the highest degree of competency within the established scope of patient care. Participates in laboratory and Children’s performance improvement and quality assurance programs and initiatives.

Performs other job related duties, special assignments and assist others as appropriate and assigned.



Location Address:  1001 Johnson Ferry Road NE, Atlanta, GA  30342-1605
Function:  Allied Health - Laboratory Services




Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent dedicated to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 27 neighborhood locations and a total of 575 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been ranked on Fortune magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” for eleven consecutive years and named one of the “100 Best Companies” by Working Mother magazine. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values. We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of being Dedicated to All Better and impact the lives of hundreds of thousands of patients and their families each year.

About Children'S Healthcare Of Atlanta

The center is designed to provide the necessary infrastructure for investigators conducting pediatric clinical research to improve the quality of care and develop better treatments for Georgia's pediatric population. The center's facilities include: A four-bed inpatient research unit A four-bed outpatient research unit A core research lab Research pharmacy services Led by Howard Katzenstein, M.D., Medical Director of the Children's Research Center/Associate Professor of Pediatrics for the Emory School of Medicine and Christine Spainhour, R.N., R.R.T., C.C.R.C., Clinical Research Unit Manager, the Children's Pediatric Research Center strives to become a leading pediatric clinical research facility. The Children's Pediatric Research Center is a new clinical interaction research site of the Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute (ACTSI). The ACTSI is a multi-institutional partnership led by Emory University. To effectively translate scientific discoveries into the clinical setting, ACTSI was collaboratively developed through a grant award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by Emory University, Morehouse School of Medicine and Georgia Institute of Technology.

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