Specimen Processor (Overnight)

Specimen Processor (Overnight)

01 Mar 2024
Illinois, Oakbrook, 60523 Oakbrook USA

Specimen Processor (Overnight)

We understand that the world we want tomorrow starts with how we do business today, and that’s why we’re inspired to make A Better World for Pets. Antech is comprised of a diverse team of individuals who are committed to each other’s growth and development. Our culture is centered on our guiding philosophy, The Five Principles: Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom. Today Antech is driving the future of pet health as part of Mars Science & Diagnostics, a family-owned company focused on veterinary care.If you are a current associate, you need to apply through our internal career site. Please log into Workday and click on the Career worklet on the landing page or search for Find Jobs.HOURS:This is an overnight position. Typical hours are Monday - Friday from 11pm - 7:30am with alternating Saturdays.PURPOSE OF JOB:The Specimen Processor accession, receive and prepares samples for laboratory analyses. Specimen Processors are responsible for processing the majority of samples that comes into the department. Specimen Processors are required to keep inventory of samples after testing has been completed by scanning them into storage racks. They will also be required to search the lab for any samples not scanned into storage racks. May be cross-trained to perform basic Laboratory Technician or Lab Aide duties. May be responsible for various support activities, including maintaining supply inventory, record-keeping, cleaning, clerical tasks, supply shipping and receiving, mail distribution and other related duties.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential function. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Receives and prepares samples for laboratory analyses.

Accurately process standard requisitions per approved procedures at a rate of 72 accessions per hour, heartworm multi-test forms at a rate of 150 accessions per hour, fecal multi-test forms at a rate of 165 accessions per hour, and 2-D requisitions at a rate of 90 accessions per hour.

Removes specimens from transport bags enter patient data, label samples and aliquot as needed for multiple testing.

Sort samples for distribution throughout the lab (X-rays, Coggins, cytology, etc.).

Scan tubes into storage racks and enter specimen data into database to verify the accuracy of information.

Accession various specimens to include but not limited to urine, whole blood and plasma, feces, and biopsies.

Check all trash containers within the Specimen Processing department when assigned.

Assists other lab personnel with specimen storage.

Ensure Turn Around Times (TAT’s) are met.

Reads, understands and follows applicable Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), including safety and quality procedures. Maintains clean and organized work area. Restocks supplies as needed.

May be responsible for various post production duties such as maintaining supply inventory, record-keeping, shipping and receiving, cleaning and other related duties. Stock shelves and maintain order in stockroom. Ensures documents are completed according to established SOPs and reflect current manufacturing processes and label claims. May assemble equipment as needed. Prepares and ships supplies, including processing related documentation. Performs variety of administrative duties, such as answering and routing incoming calls, maintain temperature logs and other related activities.

Consult with senior peers on non-complex specimen processing tasks to learn through experience.

Applies job skills and lab policies and procedures to complete a variety of tasks.

Works on specimen processing tasks that are semi-routine in nature without deviating from SOP’s is required.

May be asked to participate in enterprise initiatives, special projects, and other duties as assigned.

We share a collaborative obligation to ensure that we conduct ourselves in the utmost ethical manner and that we hold each other accountable to the values and standards of the organization. Every employee has the responsibility to ask questions, seek guidance, and report concerns and/or violations of company policy or ethical standards. Antech Diagnostics has several processes in place to communicate with leadership and expects that employees will have a commitment to integrity and uncompromising values.


High school diploma or equivalent required 2 to 4 year degree in Science-related field preferred.

Typically 0-1 years of related experience


Laboratory skills, with experience helpful

Knowledge of medical and laboratory terminology and specimen processing procedures and equipment helpful.

General science background, including hematology/chemistry helpful

Attention to detail

Organized with ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment

Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Communication skills, both verbal and written

Positive, can-do attitude

Basic math, interpretive and analytical skills.

Strong Data Entry skills required (Minimum 6,000 KPH)

Personal computer skills, and proficient use of Microsoft Office


Extensive sitting, , and computer use

Capable of standing continuously for up to 2 hours

Extend and reach with hands and arms and use hands and fingers

Occasionally required to bend, kneel, stoop, or crouch

May be required to lift, move, and carry up to 50 lbs.

Specific vision abilities required include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Hearing ability to effectively communicate via the telephone and in person

Ability to communicate verbally on the phone and in person

Fluency in the English language

Extended hours may be needed


Laboratory environment with potential biohazards present that are mitigated by the mandatory use of PPE.

Works under close to moderate supervision with limited latitude for independent judgment.

Normally receives general instructions on routine work, detailed instructions on new assignments.

Potential for exposure to agents known to cause zoonotic disease in humans and use of potentially hazardous chemicals as defined by the National Hazard Communication Standards. A complete list of such chemicals is available from department supervision.

We are a rapidly growing, stable company with excellent advancement opportunity. We offer a great benefits package and associate pet health benefits too! If you are passionate about animal healthcare, are motivated by making a difference we want to hear from you!We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer - Veterans / Disabled. For a complete EEO statement please see our career page at Antech Careers (https://www.antechdiagnostics.com/about/careers/)

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