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Specimen Handler, 40 Hrs, FT, Elmwood Park, NJ

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POST DATE 8/27/2016
END DATE 10/13/2016

Bio-Reference Laboratories, Inc. Elmwood Park, NJ

Elmwood Park, NJ
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
High School Diploma or GED


Job Purpose: The handler receives samples as well as spins and separates those specimens in preparation for testing. The handler works in conjunction with laboratory testing personnel to ensure that all samples are handled in a manner such that a quality result is achieved at all times.

Specimen Handler Responsibilities:
Work in a biohazard environment, practicing good safety habits
Ability to stand/walk for long periods of time
Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills that foster a positive environment
Multi-task between different specimen handling functions
Understand strict quality regulations and adhere to prescribed SOP
Adheres to Safety and Quality policies and procedures
Maintain composure while working in a high energy level of production
Specimen Collection-collect specimens from all Processing stations and deliver to the specimen handling area
Prepare SST specimens for RSA and/or for manual pour-off
Place specimens in centrifuge for spinning
RSA operators will place specimens on RSA for automated pour-offs
RSA operators will maintain the system clean by performing all required maintenance procedures
RSA operator will document all issues into the log book and communicate problem to upper management
Manual pour off operator will process and pour off specimens manually
Sort processed specimens into racks for delivery into the lab by pour off groups

**Specimen Handler Schedule is Monday-Friday 10pm-6:30am

BioReference Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Prescription program
Life insurance
401K match

Minimum Qualifications
High school diploma or equivalent
Must be able to types a minimum of 40 wpm(sentence and numbers) with 100% accuracy

Working Conditions:
Works in a biohazard environment, practicing good safety habits.
Must be able to work night shift

Physical Requirements:
Must be able to sit for extended periods of times
Must be able to lift 20 lbs.