Dignity Health Specimen Processor in STOCKTON, California


is a member of Dignity Health . The word "dignity" perfectly defines what our organization stands for, showing respect for all people by providing excellent care. St. Joseph's Medical Center, was founded in 1899 under the direction of the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael, is a not for profit, fully accredited, regional hospital with 395 beds, a physician staff of over 400, and more than 2,400 employees. Specializing in cardiovascular care, comprehensive cancer services and women and children's services including neonatal intensive care. St. Josephs is the largest hospital as well as the largest private employer in Stockton, California. Nationally recognized as a quality lead, St. Josephs is consistently chosen as the "most preferred hospital" by local consumers.


Under general supervisor and medical direction Specimen Processors performs accessioning and processing of clinical specimens in a manner that provides accurate and meaningful results.

This position requires a detail-oriented individual with the ability to handle but not limited to the following:

  • Prepares specimen are for daily workload and maintains appropriate inventory of supplies

  • Performs and documents routine maintenance of any processing equipment

  • Accurately accessions all specimens with correct demographic information, clinical history, proper test requests, etc.

  • Maintains a clear understanding of pre-analytical factors influencing specimen integrity

  • Rejects specimens which do not meet proper standards as specified in the procedure manual.

  • Relays information to ordering physician and testing personnel

  • Properly labels all specimens by complying with identification protocols.

  • Prepares specimens according to protocol, centrifugation, storage, transport, etc.

  • Delivers specimens to appropriate personnel, according to schedule

  • Follows all safety and hazard programs

  • Assists in the collection, receipt, dissection, processing and packaging of surgically collected specimens (if trained)

  • Compliance of specimen handling as it relates to Clinical laboratory law (signature of form required)

  • IATA Certification required during 90 day probationary period

Additionally, this position requires duties associated with an office clerk position as follows but not limited to: answers phones, faxes reports when requested, prints requisitions for physicians and prints and reviews billing batches for submission to billing service and crates packing lists.



  • AA or AS degree in chemical, physical, biological or laboratory science

  • Alternately a H.S. diploma or GED with a minimum of 2 years experience processing laboratory specimens

  • Computer skills and basic keyboard operation required

  • Medical Terminology Certificate required

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Job ID 2018-54834

Employment Type Per Diem

Department Clinical Laboratory Support

Hours / Pay Period 24

Facility St Josephs Medical Center

Shift Varied


State/Province CA

Standard Hours As defined by the CBA and business needs.