Specimen Processor I

NMS Labs Horsham , PA 19044

Posted 3 weeks ago

Specimen Processor I

Multiple Openings

Multiple Shifts

Fascinated by forensics but don't have a college degree? Do you find yourself watching CSI or Forensic Files and want to see how it is in the "real world?" NMS has great opportunities for you!

NMS Labs is the nation's leading independent provider of professional laboratory testing services, specializing in clinical toxicology, forensic science, and other vitally important areas of esoteric testing and expert services. We employ more than 350 highly trained professionals who work closely with leading healthcare providers, medical researchers, and various members of the criminal and civil justice system to provide integrated testing and consultative services .

Our headquarters located in Horsham, PA currently has multiple openings for Specimen Processors in our Specimen Processing department. We have multiple regular full time positions available. Because our laboratory is open 24/7/365, holiday rotations may be required as needed. If you are a detail-oriented individual that can thrive in a fast-paced environment where you interact with all areas of our state-of-the-art laboratory, please read the details below.


Receives, unpacks, completes chain of custody and related documentation, accessions into LIMS, returns samples, monitors department reports and performs support activities in the department.

Following shifts available:

Sunday through Thursday 9:30 pm to 6:00 am

Tuesday through Saturday 1:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:30 pm

Monday through Friday 1:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Tuesday through Saturday 9:30 am to 6:00 pm

Tuesday through Saturday 1:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Education and Experience Requirements

  • High School Diploma
  • MS Office and typing/data entry skills with a high level of accuracy

Job Duties

It is the responsibility of the Specimen Processor to unpack specimens shipped to NMS, complete chain of custody and related documentation, log samples into our laboratory information management system, and perform support activities for the department. Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Receiving and Opening packages

  • Transporting samples to the lab

  • Inventory storage

  • Create specimen homogenates

  • Monitor backlog report, retrieve, prepare and document samples for outsourced testing

  • Create blank tissues for Lab

  • Maintain chain of custody documentation

  • Accession clinical samples into the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

  • Second reviews (clinical)

  • Package samples for return to client

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to manipulate computer keyboard, objects, or controls

  • Requires walking from one work location to another throughout the shift

  • Sitting and standing for up to extended periods of time.

  • Lifting and carrying objects up to 10 pounds

  • Ability to travel as needed for court testimony.

  • Specific vision abilities (with correction) include close and distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

  • Exposure to intermittent or constant sounds generated by equipment

  • Exposure to fumes, noxious odors and dust

  • Handling of biological material and blood-borne pathogens

  • Handling of toxic or caustic chemicals

A few reasons why NMS Labs employees love the company:

Located in suburban Philadelphia, NMS Labs offers a stimulating and diverse work environment with competitive salary/compensation plans and great benefits, including medical/dental/vision/prescription plan, life/STD/LTD, flexible spending account, voluntary supplemental benefits, tuition reimbursement, 401k plan with generous match and profit sharing pension plan.

  • NMS Labs offers a stimulating and diverse working environment and unique culture

  • FREE pretzels on Tuesdays, fresh fruit on Wednesdays, yearly influenza shots, parking, fully equipped exercise room with locker rooms, wellness programs

  • In April, weeklong celebration for National Medical Laboratory Professionals

  • Company Wellness Committee and 'Activiteam' dedicated to plan exciting events and seminars throughout the year

  • In July, Founder's Day celebration

  • In December, holiday celebration for employees and their families

  • Halloween Potluck, Company Summer Outing, Charity Drives

  • Onsite fitness room and showers

To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume and apply at http://www.nmslabs.com/careers .

  • We are an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, creed, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, citizenship status, otherwise qualified disability, or protected veteran status (disabled, Armed Forces Service Medal, recently separated, active duty or campaign badge).
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Specimen Processor I

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