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Entry Level Processor- (P/T)-Batesville, AR req15664 in Jonesboro, AR at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 2/12/2019

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Jonesboro, AR
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

Schedule: Monday through Friday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm



The SPT I is responsible for general support functions within the Specimen Processing Department. This position requires a data entry background. Functions performed may include but are not limited to A-station, presort, pickup and delivery of processed specimens to the laboratory, imaging/microfilming, centrifugation and aliquoting. All functions must be performed with confidence, accuracy and in a timely manner. Job is complex and requires that employee have good organization skills and is able to learn and understand specimen types related to test(s) ordered by client. The SPT I must have to the ability learn and understand the compliance regulations related to test ordering which may change on a daily basis. This position is critical to quality for customer satisfaction.

 Additionally, since many changes do occur from day to day, great flexibility on the part of the SPT I is required. The SPT I will be exposed to many different demands made by the customer. Majority of SPT I work, on the nightshift, but based on staffing needs weekends, holidays, on call and overtime is a requirement. Department is a production environment, with emphasis on productivity/quality standards and departmental completion times.


  • Responsible for all responsibilities of the Specimen Preparation Assistant.

  • Demonstrates an ability to learn the job duties assigned to the SPT I, and develops an understanding of how all the functions in Specimen Processing fit together.

  • Identifies problems with specimen types, missing information etc. and assigns the appropriate TIQ, and in some cases resolves them.

  • Demonstrates an understanding of the compliance policies related to test ordering, which requires developing ability to research test ordering information on translation tables, computer system, and the directory of services.

  • Meets standards for production and accuracy within 6 months.

  • Understands the complex relationship between test(s) ordered and specimen received.

  • Completes all required written documentation, legibly and within the assigned timeframe

  • Reports to work on time, and follows attendance guidelines.

  • Learns additional functions within Specimen Processing to allow timely progression to the next level. 10. Performs other duties as assigned



  • High School or equivalent

    Work Experience:

  • Handles multiple tasks simultaneously and works in a production environment.

  • Communicates effectively with all levels of staff.

  • Maintains composure while working under pressure.

  • Reflects good judgment at all times when determining what action to take when resolving problems.

  • Adheres to Quest Diagnostics core values, safety and compliance policies and procedures. Works in a biohazard environment, practicing good safety habits.

  • Keeps work area neat and clean.

  • Able to sit or stand for long periods.

  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills that foster a positive environment.

  • Demonstrates flexibility and ability to adapt to change.

    Special Requirement:

  • Medical background preferred which includes medical terminology applicable to a clinical laboratory.

  • Position requires strong data entry experience with abilities to exceed 6000 keystrokes/hour.