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UPMC Specimen Processor (casual) - UPMC East in Monroeville, Pennsylvania

Whether you're looking for a collaborative team setting, a career path that can lead to leadership, or experience with an industry leader, our Specimen Processor opportunity offers many ways for you to get involved!

UPMC East is currently hiring a casual Specimen Processor to work various shifts (including day, evening, and overnight). This position will also have weekend and holiday responsibility.

Selected candidates will be placed in the appropriate job title/salary grade based on education and experience.

Apply today to see where your career can go!


Receive, sort, identify, process, and distribute specimens to all technical sections. Enter requisition information and patient results into the computer system; call statistical results, answer phone, code charge slips, train new employees and perform related clerical duties.


  • Demonstrate service orientation approach by conveying courtesy, respect, enthusiasm and a positive attitude in work situations.

  • Monitor pneumatic tube and courier deliveries to ensure timely processing of specimens.

  • Complete quality forms for unacceptable specimens, requesting errors or other problems.

  • Separate by centrifugation. Label appropriate aliquot tubes and transfer as defined by policy; store samples at the appropriate temperature.

  • Determine and enter the specimen receive time into the computer.

  • Answer all telephone inquiries concerning proper specimen collection, result, and normal range information.

  • Follow all regulations regarding health and safety concerning the handling of biohazardous patient samples or sharps to prevent exposure.

  • Verify patient specimens such as blood, urine and other body fluids with requisitions or labels, making certain that information on the specimens match any paperwork received and correct specimen.

  • Prepare, package and send specimens to outside locations as needed.

  • Receive, sort and prioritize ALL specimens according to the laboratory policies.

  • Disinfect the work area after shift and during shift, if needed.

  • High School diploma or equivalent.

  • Three to six months of experience in a clinical laboratory, physician's office, or other medical environment preferred, including knowledge of or experience in Medical Terminology and Laboratory Information systems.

  • Three to six months of experience in a service environment including call center, customer service center, or product distribution/fulfillment center preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran