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Optum in the tri-state region (formerly CareMount Medical, ProHEALTH New York and Riverside Medical Group) offers an interconnected network that enables us to work collaboratively to better coordinate care among our doctors and care teams. Together, we offer you and your family access to more than 2,100 providers, representing 70 specialties, working in 360 medical practices and more than 55 urgent care locations across New York, New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut. For more information, visit www.optum.com/tri.  

ProHealth is one of the largest private multi-specialty medical practices in the Northeast and has been serving the health needs of Long Island and the Greater New York Metropolitan area since 1997. With over 900 providers in 300 locations, our goal is to provide quality health care to ensure that our patients get the right care at the right time. 

At Optum, we are transforming healthcare nationally while providing physician-led care locally. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together. 

The group has always maintained a firm commitment to each of our patients...to provide high quality medical and surgical care in a warm, friendly setting, and in a caring manner. Each and every member of our professional and support staff is dedicated to this ideal - physicians, nurses, technicians and support personnel.

Position Overview: Provides laboratory services for the following: receive, sort, identify, process, and distribute specimens to all technical sections. Enter requisition information and patient results into the computer system; call statistical results, answer phone, code charge slips, train new employees and perform related clerical duties.

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Accessions or verifies previously accessioned orders in the Order Management System
  • Makes corrections to orders as needed before receiving them into the Lab System
  • Places barcode labels appropriately onto specimens received
  • Centrifuges specimens appropriately
  • Prepares and labels aliquots of specimens to various laboratory departments
  • Prepares send out manifests for reference lab work and packs specimens according to manifest
  • Calls the reference lab as needed to verify specimen requirements and to arrange special handling of specimens
  • Alerts the supervisor to improperly collected specimens or mislabeled specimens
  • Expedites add on testing by locating a previously collected specimen and building an order
  • Performs phlebotomy on a limited emergent basis if properly training to do so
  • Maintains a chain of custody for irreplaceable specimens according to MKMG policies
  • Maintains patient confidentiality
  • Rectifies reference lab pending logs and posts results that are held in the fix queue
  • Performs related work as required

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in. 

Required Qualifications: 

  • High School diploma or GED and on the job training

Preferred Qualifications:  

  •   1+ years of laboratory experience in accessioning and specimen processing department

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of laboratory techniques to perform specimen processing
  • Knowledge of container and minimum volume requirements for testing
  • Knowledge of environmental conditions that effect or alter specimens and test results
  • Skill in labeling and dispersing specimens to the appropriate stations
  • Skill in interacting with medical staff
  • Skill in using multiple computer systems and knowledge of how they work together

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Requires full range of body motion including manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination
  • Frequent standing, walking and sitting required for long periods of time is required
  • Must be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 30 lbs.
  • Requires visual acuity and normal color perception

Working Conditions: 

  •  Exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medicinal preparations, and other conditions common to a medical group and laboratory environment

New York Residents Only: The hourly range for New York residents is $16.00 to $27.31 per hour. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone–of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income–deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes — an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.    

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.   

UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment. 

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Specimen Processor
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