Specimen Processing Training Course Information
Intermountain Healthcare - Murray, UT

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Intermountain Healthcare has created an employment opportunity for selected individuals to be trained as Specimen Processors. Intermountain Healthcare will cover the cost of tuition and training materials, and pay a salary of $8.53/hr while students are in training. This will increase to $11.05/hr when training is completed.

This position provides assistance and support to laboratory testing personnel by preparing samples for clinical testing and/or transport. Duties may include any or all of the following: receiving, identifying, labeling, and distributing laboratory samples to appropriate areas. Specimen processing plays a key role in the laboratory to ensure that all specimens are handled according to the testing requirements. The work requires an ability to pay attention to detail, work under stress, follow procedures, and organize multiple tasks.

How long is the course?: The training course is six weeks. At the end of the first, second and third weeks of the course, students will be individually evaluated to see if their performance warrants the completion of the course.

What are the hours and location for the course?: Students will be full-time Intermountain Healthcare employees while attending the course. Classes are held at Employee Services Center, Murray, Utah. Classes and/or clinical rotations will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The first week of training will include morning rounds to start at 05:00 in hospitals and Central Lab for observation purposes only. The second week of the course, students will spend every morning at assigned labs and afternoons in classes. The third week of the course, students will spend every morning in classes and afternoons in clinical rotations at assigned labs. The last three weeks of the course students will spend their entire shift in clinical rotations at assigned labs. Students will have the opportunity to rotate through all laboratory sites in the Urban Central Region (UCR) including Alta View Hospital, LDS Hospital, Riverton Hospital, TOSH, Park City and the Central Laboratory.

What happens when the course is over?: After completing the Intermountain Healthcare Specimen Processing Training Program, students are required to work for Intermountain Healthcare Laboratory Services in the Urban Central Region (UCR) and/or Central Lab. The UCR is comprised of: Alta View, TOSH, Intermountain Medical Center, Riverton and LDS Hospitals. The student, upon completion of the program will be required to work a minimum of 24.0 hours per week (will need to complete 2,080 hours, equivalent to one year in a full-time position to complete the hours to fulfill the tuition requirement) at the Central Lab or other UCR Laboratories as a Specimen Processor. If this requirement is not met, students will be required to reimburse Intermountain Healthcare $1500.00 to cover the cost of tuition and materials or a prorated amount based on the amount of time worked, as per student agreement.
At the completion of the course students will have the opportunity to apply to open Specimen Processing positions within Intermountain Healthcare's UCR/Central Lab, or accept a position in the Specimen Processing Float Pool. These positions may be full-time or part-time, and may be morning, evening or graveyard shifts. Intermountain Healthcare does not guarantee placement in a Specimen Processing positions. It is each student's responsibility to apply and interview for open Specimen Processing positions. Upon completion of the course and entering the float pool, students will be paid the current entry rate for Specimen Processors ($11.05/hr). Those students who have not secured a position upon completion of the course will be placed in the Specimen Processing Float Pool and will be budgeted for at least 24-hours per pay period. Time in the class will count towards benefits eligibility.

Minimum Requirements
  • High School diploma or GED in compliance with CLIA regulations
  • Ability to work in a team environment under stressful situations
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Basic computer skills
  • Position will require the flexibility to work a variety of shifts that may include weekends, holidays and nights
Physical Requirements
  • Lifting, Hearing / Listening, Manual Dexterity, Motor Coordination, Seeing, Speaking, and Standing
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Intermountain Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V

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