Specimen Technician in Houston, TX

  • Title: Specimen Technician
  • Code: RCI-3565-1
  • RequirementID: 117998
  • Location: Houston, TX 77072
  • Posted Date: 05/15/2024
  • Duration: 6 Months
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  Job Description

Shift/Time Zone: Mon-Fri: 830pm-5am

Job Description:             

  • 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 availability is a requirement.
  • Department is a production environment, with emphasis on productivity/quality standards and departmental completion times.
  • Position requires data background with abilities to enter 6,000 alphanumeric keystrokes/hour.
  • Works in a biohazard environment, practicing good safety habits. Able to sit or stand for long periods. Communicates effectively with all levels of staff.
  • Adheres to core values, safety and compliance policies and procedures.
  • Keeps work area neat and clean.
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills that foster a positive environment.
  • Demonstrates flexibility and ability to adapt to change.


  • HS diploma or equivalent.

Required Knowledge:

  • Basic understanding of computers with a preferred knowledge of laboratory testing and/or laboratory specimen processing.

Work Experience:

  • No experience required but previous laboratory experience preferred.
  • Medical background preferred which includes medical terminology applicable to a clinical laboratory.
  • Previous hospital laboratory experience is a plus but not required.
  • Previous experience in a production environment preferred.

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