Medical Advisor - Irving, TX in Irving, TX at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 6/28/2022

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Medical Advisor – Irving, TX

Recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the “World’s Most Admired Companies,” Quest Diagnostics is the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services that doctors and patients need to make better healthcare decisions. They are pioneers in developing innovative diagnostic tests and advanced healthcare information technology solutions that help improve patient care.

With corporate headquarters in Secaucus, NJ, Quest Diagnostics is a Fortune 500 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: DGX) and included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index.  With 2020 revenues of $9.44 Billion and approximately 50,000 employees and 6,600 patient locations across the US, Quest Diagnostics serves half of the physicians and hospitals in the US with their large variety of products and services. 

The company offers the broadest access to diagnostic testing services through its network of laboratories and patient service centers and provides interpretive consultation through its extensive medical and scientific staff. Quest Diagnostics also provides services to employers, life insurance companies, other commercial labs, clinics, health plans, government agencies, and organizations involved in clinical trials research.

Approximately 150 million times each year, patients and their physicians rely upon Quest Diagnostics results to make important healthcare decisions and approximately one third of U.S. physicians – and many of the country’s leading hospitals and health systems – relies on Quest Diagnostics healthcare information solutions to foster better patient care and outcomes.

Awards/Recognitions

•         FORTUNE magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" list for 7 consecutive years; one of only five companies to attain Most Admired status in the "Health Care, Pharmacy and Other Services" industry category. 

•         Fortune magazine’s Fortune 500 list

•         Forbes® Global 2000

•         Forbes®' America's Best Employers List for third consecutive year

•         Forbes® 2020 America’s Best Employers for Women for second consecutive year

•         S&P 500

•         Barron’s 500

•         Member of the Dow Jones® Sustainability World Index

•         Included in the FTSE4Good, Calvert, and Ocean Tomo sustainability indices

•         Listed in the most recent Newsweek Green Rankings

•         Consistently named one of the best places to work in U.S. business journal rankings

•         Named a DiversityInc Noteworthy Company for third consecutive year

•         Listed on the Disability Equality Index® (DEI), a joint initiative of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN), recognizing companies for prioritizing the inclusion of people with disabilities

•         Named Top 23 ‘Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality’ in New Jersey

•         Named a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality by scoring a perfect 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for the fifth consecutive year

•         Achieved Cancer Gold Standard accreditation from the CEO Roundtable on Cancer, recognizing our actions to reduce the cancer risk of employees and their families

•         Received C. Everett Koop National Health Award for Efforts to Promote Employee Health in 2020

Diagnostic Testing Services

Quest Diagnostics is the world’s leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services that patients and doctors need to make better healthcare decisions. Their services range from routine blood tests — such as total cholesterol, Pap testing and white blood cell count — to complex, gene-based and molecular testing. They perform medical tests that aid in the diagnosis or detection of diseases, measure the progress or recovery from a disease or confirm that an individual is free from disease. In addition, they have specialized expertise in cancer, cardiovascular diseases, infectious diseases, and neurology.

Outlook

In the $60 Billion and growing US Diagnostic Testing Market, Quest Diagnostics is the leader. Quest Diagnostics’ reputation as a leading innovator, provider of high value, low cost solutions and its financial strength and flexibility make it well positioned to capitalize on the evolving healthcare landscape.

Quest Diagnostics’ long-term strategy is to become the undisputed world leader in diagnostic testing, information and services. To drive this profitable growth, Quest Diagnostics plans to leverage capabilities to create differentiation:

•         Deliver Innovative Solutions

•         Leverage their Unparalleled Access and Distribution Network

•         Expand their relationships with large payors and health systems

•         Deliver Superior Patient Experiences

Position Description

Quality laboratory service is not just about providing accurate, useful and timely information to the requesting physicians; it must often be provided within the context of the particular patient’s circumstances.  Medical Advisors have the contextual background to fully and optimally assist the ordering or referring clinician.

The Medical Advisor will be a readily accessible medically qualified physician who provides clinical consults with and renders opinions to clients concerning the diagnosis, treatment and management of patient care. Accessibility may be via telephone, email and/or other communication means. 

Due to the importance of quality patient care, servicing consultation requests of all types is considered imperative and thus requires the availability and immediacy of Medical Advisor availability.


1.            The Medical Advisor provides consultation regarding the appropriateness of the testing

ordered and interpretation of test results.

•         Be available to provide consultation to the laboratory's clients

•         Be available to assist the laboratory's clients in ensuring that appropriate tests are ordered to meet the clinical expectations 

•         Provide input to Medical Director regarding reports of test results inclusion of pertinent information required for specific patient interpretation

•         Ensure that consultation is available and communicated to the laboratory's clients on matters related to the quality of the test results reported and their interpretation concerning specific patient conditions.


2.            Demonstrate proactive engagement with clients and ability to build customer relations. 

3.            Regularly consult with peers and maintain knowledge base of offered test menu and clinical relevance.

4.            Fulfill the Clinical Consultant responsibilities as listed in CLIA ‘88 (42 C.F.R. §493.1455  and 1457, respectively). Additional responsibilities may be required by applicable laws and regulations.

5.            Regularly interact with potential and existing clients by phone to improve customer experience as part of the sales, account retention and business development processes and to convey the Values and Vision of Quest Diagnostics.

6.            Cooperate in the client support (both internal and external) of the laboratory by consulting with existing and potential external clients regarding services to be provided.

7.            Comply with all Quest Diagnostics policies including but not limited to the following:

•         Observe all compliance policies

•         Adhere to existing and new Standard Operating Procedures and Policies as issued by the Best Practice Teams and local business unit, including any standards that exceed the minimum requirements of federal, state and local laws and regulations.

•         Assist Quest Diagnostics in assuring that applicable Quest Diagnostics policies as well as federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations concerning health and safety are met.


8.            Cooperate with other Quest Diagnostics initiatives and programs that may arise from time to time such as the following:

•         Maintain timely contact with pathologists and other physicians and scientists, to be responsive to their needs, and to respond in a timely manner to their requests for consultation concerning test methodology and clinical correlation of Quest Diagnostics testing services.

•         Collaborate with Quest Diagnostics medical staff in the development of tools and resources to enable clinical education and informed clinical decision making.

9.              Assist Quest Diagnostics in professional liaison with professional societies concerned with clinical laboratory

  medicine.  This includes professional medical associations, governmental agencies, and other regulatory bodies

concerned with the nature and scope of clinical laboratory business.

Qualifications

•         Active unrestricted medical licensure for the state, territory, or country where the business unit(s) are located (job offers will be made contingent on obtaining active licensure)

  •         Successful completion of the Quest Diagnostics Medical Staff Credentialing process (job offers will be made contingent on acceptable review):

o   Verification of Education/Degree

o   Verification of State (or applicable) Medical License

o   Check of the (United States) National Practitioners' Database and review of claims against the physician (at the discretion of Credentialing Committee).

•         At least 7 years of prior experience in an inpatient and/or outpatient laboratory setting.

•         Board Certification in Clinical Pathology is required.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

•         Exemplifies professionalism consistent with Quest Diagnostics values, behaviors and principals.

•         Commits to quality patient care through laboratory excellence in keeping with Quest Diagnostics’ corporate vision of empowering better health with diagnostic insights.

•         Excellent written and oral communication skills are critical. 

•         Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.

•         Capable of providing leadership and direction in a fast-paced and complex operating environment.

•         Passion for patient care and services.

•         Strong executive presentation, public relations and communications skills.

To Apply

Please Log In or Register to Upload a Resume and complete the online Application by visiting careers.questdiagnostics.com, clicking “Job Search” and following the prompts. Because of the large number of applicants to job openings, Quest Diagnostics will only contact qualified candidates for interviews.

Quest Diagnostics is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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