Summary of Major Responsibilities:
The Specimen Processing Associate is responsible for the receipt, accessioning, processing, and storage of patient samples received into the lab. The Specimen Processing Associate will perform all functions under the guided direction of the area supervisor. The Specimen Processing Associate will follow all laboratory policies and procedures and maintain accurate data reporting practices to ensure consistent and diligent execution of specimen processing.The hours for this position are Saturday-Monday, 6:00pm-6:30am. There are openings at both of our Madison lab locations - 145 Badger Road & 650 Forward Drive.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Accession and process laboratory specimen with an emphasis on accuracy, timeliness, completeness, and compliance.Handle and dispose of all specimen following universal precautions and applicable safety policies. Help manage specimen storage and retention according to laboratory policies and procedures.Ensure the timely removal of processing waste from the Exact Sciences clinical laboratory to applicable disposal locations.Responsible for supply inventory and supply stocking. Perform basic maintenance of laboratory equipment.Conduct all assigned job duties in a timely and productive manner.Follow proper specimen identification procedures in the execution of all job duties.Perform all job duties according to laboratory policies and procedures.Meet standards for production and accuracy within 3 weeks of position start date. Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff through both verbal and written communications.Ability to work in a team environment and adapt to changing workload and circumstances effectively; able to respond to new information quickly.Ability to stay focused on a task and work independently; motivated to perform quality work and completing tasks that are assigned in a timely manner. Ability to accurately follow written and verbal instructions.Ability to focus on detail and perform repetitive tasks.Apply positive interpersonal skills and the ability to interact and build strong working relationships with peers at all levels of the organization. Apply strong attention to detail and focus on quality output.Apply strong organizational skills. Apply excellent problem-solving skills. Uphold company mission and values through accountability, innovation, integrity, quality, and teamwork. Support and comply with the companys Quality Management System policies and procedures. Maintain regular and reliable attendance. Ability to act with an inclusion mindset and model these behaviors for the organization. Ability to work designated schedule.Ability to work nights and/or weekends, as needed.Ability to work overtime, as needed. Ability to lift up to 40 pounds for approximately 25% of a typical working day.Ability to work seated for approximately 50% of a typical working day. Ability to work standing for approximately 50% of a typical working day. Ability to work on mobile device, tablet, or in front of a computer screen for approximately 50% of a typical working day.Ability to grasp with both hands; pinch with thumb and forefinger; turn with hand/arm; reach above shoulder height.Ability to comply with any applicable personal protective equipment requirements.
Minimum QualificationsHigh School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED).Must be 18 years of age or older.Basic computer skills to include internet navigation, email usage, and word processing.Authorization to work in the United States without sponsorship.Demonstrated ability to perform the Essential Duties of the position with or without accommodation.Preferred QualificationsExperience in a laboratory or similar environment with maintaining sample integrity, following procedures and protocols, and sample collection/handling.
We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other status protected by applicable local, state or federal law. Applicable portions of the Companys affirmative action program are available to any applicant or employee for inspection upon request.