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Abbott Specimen Processor II in Richmond, Virginia

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 113,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

About Abbott

The key to successful treatment and full recovery is often a fast, accurate diagnosis. Abbott’s life-changing tests and diagnostic tools provide insights that enable smarter, faster decisions and transform the way the world is managing health.

Our pioneering technology spans the world of healthcare operations — with medical diagnostic instruments, tests, automation, and informatics solutions for hospitals, reference labs, blood centers, emergency departments, physician offices, and clinics.

Our location in Richmond, VA currently has an opportunity for a Full-Time Specimen Processor . In this role, you will be responsible for receiving, opening, and verifying specimens following the SAMHSA mandatory guidelines and those of other regulatory organizations.


  • Receive and open specimens delivered to the laboratory for analysis

  • Review and document acceptability of specimen and chain of custody forms

  • Assign laboratory accessioning numbers and aliquot specimens

  • Destroy specimens; as needed

  • Clean and maintain work area daily

  • Inspect all trash bags once the aliquoting process is completed to ensure sample and document removal

  • Process Triage request

  • Assist Sample Handling area

  • Prepare samples for shipment

  • Adhere to all security procedures for ensuring the confidentiality of donor information

  • Must comply with company policy



  • High school education

  • Ability to lift and/or move 25 pounds

  • Ability to have full body movement

  • Ability to cope with stress due to production obligations

  • Ability to read and comprehend the SOP, Federal (49 CFR Part 40), and CAP-FUDT guidelines

  • Ability to communicate with other employees and supervisors

  • Ability to provide input and recommendations on operations


  • Basic ability to use a computer

  • Basic ability to understand laboratory techniques and procedures

  • Basic ability to communicate ideas

  • Advanced ability to understand certification requirements for SAMHSA, CAP-FUDT, and other regulatory bodies

  • Basic ability to understand the function of a Laboratory Information System (LIS) and other laboratory computer systems


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

  • Training and career development , with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance

  • Financial security through competitive compensation and retirement plans

  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness, and occupational health programs

  • Paid time off

  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match

  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and a history of being actively involved in local communities

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully: http://www.abbottbenefits.com/pages/candidate.aspx

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

Connect with us at www.abbott.com , on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott , and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email corpjat@abbott.com