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Specimen Mgmt Assistant

Nebraska Medicine Omaha, NE

Job Description

Are you in college or a recent graduate looking for an opportunity to gain healthcare experience?  Are you an effective communicator with strong customer service skills?  Do you enjoy working in a rewarding fast-paced environment?  Then consider joining the Nebraska Medicine Laboratory Specimen Management Team!  Start your healthcare career off with Nebraska Medicine which offers tuition reimbursement, complete medical insurance, 403b for retirement, paid time off and more.

As a Specimen Management Assistant, you will be responsible for receiving, evaluating, accessioning, processing, storage and distributing of patient specimens for lab testing while adhering to department standard operating procedures. You will ensure that incoming patient samples meet the pre-analytical testing requirements and that specimen issues are resolved before testing. You will be required to organize workload for maximum efficiency, accuracy and to help maintain the quality and timeliness of patient testing.   You must also project a professional image through phone, email and other communications to internal and external customers.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 18 years of age required.
  • High school education or equivalent required.
  • Possess strong trouble shooting abilities to identify, evaluate and correct problems related to specimen quality, integrity, and appropriateness for requested orders required.
  • Possess effective communication skills and ability to provide excellent customer service required
  • Ability to concentrate for long periods of time, utilize good judgment, work accurately under pressure and handle stress to meet deadlines required.
  • Computer experience required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in clinical laboratory medicine preferred.
  • Post-secondary education in a science, laboratory or health-related field preferred.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology preferred.


Job Details

Date Posted April 24, 2019
Date Closes May 9, 2019
Requisition 14635
Located In Omaha, NE
Work At Nebraska Medical Center
SOC Category 00-0000.00