Specimen Processor I
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
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
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
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 .