American Esoteric Laboratories

Processor - Cytology

Job Location US-TN-Memphis
Full Time (30 hrs +)

Position Summary

American Esoteric Laboratories (AEL), a Sonic Healthcare Company, is a community-based leader in laboratory medicine dedicated to provide quality care, innovative solutions, and personal service.  AEL has serviced the medical community for more than 50 years with a strong community presence throughout the Mid-South encompassing Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee.  AEL has a far-reaching infrastructure including a 154-vehicle fleet tracking over 3,500 stops a day.  AEL is embedded within the communities servicing several Patient Service Centers (PSCs). 


AEL is the largest independent laboratory network in Tennessee and the Mid-South offering a broad spectrum of clinical laboratory services dedicated to provide accurate and diagnostically meaningful results.  AEL has an extensive test menu including hematology, clinical chemistry, coagulation studies, toxicology, cytology, histology, and comprehensive microbiology services.  AEL is committed to delivering personalized customer service to support clients.  


American Esoteric Laboratories Inc, (AEL), is currently seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team.


Position Summary:


Receives, labels and accessions cytology specimens following established laboratory procedures.  Performs clerical duties according to established protocols and processes specimens as necessary for laboratory testing.  Under the general direction of technical/supervisor or manager responsible for 1 shift, 8 hours/day, 5 days/weeks. Incumbents are subject to overtime and callback as required by AEL.


Principal Responsibilities:

  • Receives, identifies and accessions specimens using standardized laboratory protocols to ensure an accurate and complete process.
  • Provides for safe transportation of supplies, laboratory and pathology specimens, reports, patient charts and patient by following established procedures to and from appropriate locations in the Memphis area and the four state region.
  • Distributes specimens efficiently following established procedures for timely test performance.  Maintains positive professional relationships with all client's personnel by responding to inquiries regarding service, and responding to changes to accommodate STAT deliveries in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Processes specimens as directed to facilitate timely test performance.  Exercises extreme caution through proper specimen handling procedures including containers and specimens, as well as the proper distribution of supplies and records to ensure the viability of lab specimens and the efficient transportation of other supplies.
  • Performs clerical duties and related accountabilities/responsibilities as required or directed.



High School graduate or equivalent, good computer, data entry skills and excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.




Minimum of six (6) months work experience in a laboratory/medical environment including data entry experience.


Licensure, Registration, Certification:




Physical Requirements:


Work requires light physical exertion (up to 30 pounds) on a frequent basis (up to 50% of time) or continuous walking; or moderate physical exertion (up to 50 pounds) on an intermittent basis (not a routine part of the job).


Environmental Conditions:


Work involves frequent exposure to unpleasant working conditions or undesirable elements, may involve exposure to a variety of elements which are potentially hazardous or harmful which require exercise of well defined precautions for protection from injury or illness.


 American Esoteric Laboratories (AEL) is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).


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