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Collection Specialist

River City Laboratory
Saint Joseph, MO
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description
River City Laboratory is looking for a meticulous individual who will be responsible for collecting specimens from patients for diagnostic testing. They may collect the specimens themselves or and will be responsible for labeling the specimen vials and arranging transportation of specimens to laboratories for analysis.

In order to be successful as a collection specialist you will need to be thorough when carrying out your duties, successfully maintain records of collections, and generate reports to submit to physicians and/or other healthcare professionals.


Identifying patients and their personal information by reviewing their identity documents.

Onsite collections at client healthcare facilities/clinics.

Working with clients and healthcare providers as well as patients while maintaining a professional relationship.

Pickup specimens from clinics that have been collected and transport back to the lab.

Collecting specimens from patients through swab technique.

Preparing specimens for transportation, including labeling vials accurately and matching specimens to patients.

Supplying diagnostic notes to physicians, other healthcare professionals, and hospitals.

Keeping and maintaining records of patient names, test drawn, and diagnostic findings. *All available in the lab LIS*

Cleaning, maintaining, and laboratory equipment used in the collection process.

Assisting laboratory techs with the accessioning process when not onsite.

Ordering laboratory supplies, as needed.

Other duties as asked or necessary.


Proven experience working in a multi-tasking environment.

Understanding of proper patient identification methods.

Knowledge of legal requirements pertaining to handling specimen samples, and the use of relevant medical equipment.

Superb dexterity and hand-eye coordination.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Keen attention to detail.

This is a full time position.


River City Laboratory


Saint Joseph, MO


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