Specimen Processor Opportunities


Job Summary

Under the direction of the Director of Laboratory Services, Operations Coordinator and Laboratory Manager, the Specimen Processor registers and orders patient tests in computer system(s).

Core Job Responsibilities

  • Picks-up and/or processes specimens for laboratory testing and routes them to the appropriate department
  • Perform receptionist duties, maintains records and files, prints, faxes and mails patient reports
  • Obtains follow up information on any and all missing insurance and/or demographic information
  • Verify all applicable insurances through appropriate verification system
  • Maintain records and files in designated areas throughout the lab.  Scans scripts/requisitions/orders during every registration.
  • Scan reference lab reports into the computer system as they are received and is able to retrieve scanned documents.
  • Check for Medicare covered diagnosis utilizing current software. Obtains a waiver when necessary.
  • Prepare samples for testing to include centrifugation, checking specimens for appropriate testing levels and brings specimen concerns to the attention of a technologist.
  • Follow Trauma protocols for ordering trauma tests if not already ordered when specimens are received in the lab to avoid delays in testing.
  • Contact physician offices and nursing homes to obtain information missing from scripts/requisitions or orders and to obtain an insurance covered diagnosis.  Documentation is complete.

Education/Experience Requirements


  • High school diploma or equivalent


  • 1 year related experience

Licensure/Certification Requirements



Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, et al), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or disability.

Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.

Job Details

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Pay Range $16.00 -$22.00 Hourly

Nearest Major Market: Utica