• Specimen Processing Lead - Wednesday - Saturday, 2:30pm - 1:00am shift

    Job Locations US-WI-Madison
    Req No.
    Clinical Lab Operations
    Regular Full-Time
  • Summary of Major Responsibilities

    The Specimen Processing Lead performs the functions of Specimen Processor under the guided direction of the Specimen Processing Manager or designee.  The Specimen Processing Lead will follow all laboratory policies and procedures and maintain accurate data reporting practices to ensure consistent and diligent execution of specimen processing. In this leadership position the Specimen Processing Lead supports the Specimen Processing Supervisor or designee and shares the responsibility of ensuring the Specimen Processing department operates effectively.


    This position is Wednesday - Saturday, 2:30pm - 1:00am shift.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • All assigned job duties are performed following laboratory policies and procedures.
    • Ensures prompt, accurate and timely processing and delivery of all patient specimens.
    • Handles and disposes of all specimen following universal precautions and applicable safety policies.
    • Maintains accurate records of problems and problem resolution related to specimen processing, inventory and equipment.
    • Assigns and organizes work priorities within the department utilizing support of Specimen Processing Associate, Specimen Processing Specialist, Workflow Coordinator, and Trainer.
    • Assures the work quantity and quality of the Specimen Processing department by effectively directing workflow and managing available resources.
    • Takes part in department projects and initiatives including but not limited to quality improvement teams (QIT), and quality improvement investigations such as root cause analysis (RCA), standard operating procedure (SOP) development, department inspections and audits.
    • Supports Specimen Processing Supervisors and Manager with employee review and recognition.
    • Ability to perform all essential responsibilities of the Specimen Processing Associate, Specimen Processing Specialist, Workflow Coordinator, and Trainer and performs them as directed.
    • Meets standards for production and accuracy within 6 months of in shift date.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    Mandatory Skills & Qualifications

    • Ability to effectively prioritize and delegate tasks.
    • Ability to accurately follow written and verbal instructions.
    • Demonstrate understanding of laboratory terminology and equipment.
    • Knowledge of and ability to adhere to Quality Assurance Procedures.
    • Ability to focus on detail and perform repetitive tasks.
    • Strong organizational skills.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff through both verbal and written communications.

    Necessary Education & Experience

    • High school diploma or GED, with some college course work required.
    • Must be 18 years of age or older and must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
    • 3 or more years of experience working in a laboratory setting -or- Bachelor’s degree with two (2) or more years laboratory experience.

    Desired Characteristics

    • Disciplined, self-motivated & reliable.
    • Focused and able to complete assigned tasks in a timely manner.
    • Able to work independently.
    • Motivated to perform quality work.
    • Possesses a positive attitude.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact and build solid working relationships with peers at all levels of the organization.
    • Able to work in a team environment.
    • Able to effectively adapt to changing workload and circumstances effectively.
    • Able to respond quickly to new information.
    • Strong attention to detail and focus on quality output.
    • Experience leading and motivating others, even when not in a position of authority.
    • Professional in all interactions with members of the Exact Sciences Clinical Laboratory team, clients and associates.
    • Associate Degree or 2 years post high school education preferred.

    Physical Requirements & Working Conditions

    • Able to lift and move 20-40 pounds on an occasional basis (up to 25% of time).
    • Able to stand, walk, bend and reach on a regular basis (standing ~25% of time; sitting ~75% of time).
    • Able to grasp with both hands; pinch with thumb and forefinger; turn with hand/arm; reach above shoulder height.
    • Position requires work in normal laboratory environment. Personal protective equipment is required while working in the laboratory.


    We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other status protected by applicable local, state or federal law. Applicable portions of the Company’s affirmative action program are available to any applicant or employee for inspection upon request.


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