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Northwestern Memorial Healthcare Lead Lab Specimen Processor - Molecular Lab, Full-time, Evenings in Winfield, Illinois

The _Lead Lab Specimen Processor_ reflects the mission, vision, and values of NM, adheres to the organization’s Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.

  • Leads the specimen processing function for stat and routine testing/analysis or shipment to external laboratories and may provide clerical support.

  • Ensures appropriate functioning and efficiency.


  • Receives specimens and enters accession information into laboratory information system(s). Verifies accuracy of collected specimens against orders.

  • Prepares specimens for delivery to testing departments or shipment to external laboratories. Performs disposal of specimens as appropriate.

  • Maintains equipment and testing supplies. Ensures adequate inventory of necessary supplies.

  • Answers phone calls, enters orders, and verbally or electronically communicates test results.

  • Ensures shifts are scheduled as expected.


  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.


  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Minimum of one year experience in Specimen Processing

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.