Asst, Prep Lab in Roanoke, VA at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 11/27/2022

Job Snapshot

  • Location:
    1906 Belleview Avenue Southeast
    Roanoke, VA
  • Date Posted:
  • Function
  • Job Family
    Laboratory Operations
  • Remote
  • Position Type
    Temporary Full-Time
  • Shift

Job Description

Position provides a wide variety of support for assigned lab department. 
  • Picks up samples from accessioning and sorts samples into appropriate racks.  
  • Answers phone and directs calls appropriately  
  • Unpacks and stores reagents and supplies  
  • Inventories and orders warehouse supply items  
  • Sorts samples and distributes them to the appropriate setup hood. Manages specimen library within established time frames.  
  • Decontaminates work areas as designated.  
  • Performs waived tests under supervision  
  • Seeks specimens as needed  
  • Maintains work area in clean and organized condition.  
  • Follows all PPE requirements.  
  • Maintains designated laboratory equipment.  
  • Performs QA/QC duties as assigned (eyewash checks, temperature readings etc...)  
  • Loads urines onto Atlas for urinalysis.  
  • Resolves unverified pending list for occult bloods and urinalysis.  
  • Inoculates appropriate microbiology media based on site given.  
  • Prepares samples for processing i.e. tissue grinders, centrifuging.  
  • Credits unacceptable / duplicate test requests, knows what sites and specimens are acceptable for testing.  
  • Places anaerobic culture plates in appropriate bags. 
  • Loads blood bottles into Bactec machine.  
  • Prints and separates worksheets.  
  • Puts culture plates in incubators. 
  • Prepares concentrates and trichrome slides for ova and parasites. 
  • Prepares samples for DNA probes.  
  • Prepares malaria smears.  
  • Prepares tubes for Giardia antigens and cryptosporidium EIA.  
  • Performs and finalizes occult blood results.  
  • Uses various laboratory computer systems for labeling, inquiry, crediting, and resulting as needed. 28. Disposes of biohazardous and chemical waste.  
  • Completes PAL forms appropriately.  
  • Provides input regarding procedures, training manual, and checklists.  
  • Assists with department quality and process improvement projects. 
  • Sets up media and supplies for assigned work area.  
  • Completes training checklists and competency testing appropriately. 
  • Discards specimens weekly.  
  • All other duties as assigned. 

Required Work Experience:   N/A Preferred Work Experience:   N/A Physical and Mental Requirements:   Ability to stand for long periods of time  Knowledge:   N/A Skills:  

  • Accurate worker, detail-oriented 
  • Flexible with respect to department scheduling needs.  
  • Flexible to work in other departments as needed. 

High School Diploma or Equivalent(Required)