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MPA Lab Processor

Northwestern Medicine
Employment type: 
Full time
Remote Position: 
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The MPA Lab Processor is responsible for the efficient operation of the pre-analytical phase of patient testing within the core laboratory, as well as other duties as assigned. Perform accurate and timely loading of the MPA processing instrument, including correct specimen requirements, knowledge of specimens not acceptable for instrumentation, and proper rack choice based on sample type and size. Responsible for minor troubleshooting of the MPA as the need arises as well as proper notification of the appropriate staff if additional assistance is required. Responsible for any and all daily, weekly, and monthly maintenance as required for proper instrument upkeep as well as associated documentation of such. Responsible for receiving, processing, labeling, and distributing specimens. The position requires a thorough understanding of laboratory specimens as well as the HIS/LIS computer systems. Minimum Qualifications:

  • 1+ year(s) experience in laboratory specimen processing department
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing
  • Understanding of medical terminology
  • Second language proficiency preferred
  • Three years experience in a reference lab setting preferred
Required Education: High school diploma or equivalent

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