Sr. Medical Technologist - On-Call in Hackensack, NJ at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 11/27/2022

Job Snapshot

  • Location:
    30 Prospect Avenue
    Hackensack, NJ
  • Date Posted:
  • Function
  • Job Family
    Laboratory Operations
  • Remote
  • Position Type
    On Call
  • Shift

Job Description

Quest Diagnostics is hiring a Sr. Medical Technologist in Hackensack, NJ. This role is a hospital-based position at HUMC

Sr. Medical Technologist - On-Call - Hackensack, NJ

*Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required, which must include the primary doses and the booster dose if eligible – exemptions from vaccination requirement for medical and religious reasons will be considered if a conditional offer of employment is extended.

The Senior Medical Technologist is proficient in all principle duties of a Medical Technologist I and II.  This Subject Matter Expert (SME) is responsible for complex laboratory testing and has broad decision-making authority and independence.  The Senior Med Tech is required to provide technical direction to staff regarding complex and non-routine testing and is a source of contact of inquiries from clients or sales representatives.  The Senior is responsible for investigating and resolving analytical testing problems and recommending course of action.  The Senior is responsible for training and development of staff under the direction of the Supervisor in accordance to the appropriate federal, state and local guidelines.   

  • Demonstrates all characteristics of Med Tech I and II 
  • Applies evidence based criteria to correlate and interpret laboratory testing data 
  • Performs clinical validation to optimize laboratory testing as directed 
  • Assumes role of technical subject matter expert by demonstrating problem solving and troubleshooting instrumentation and assays 
  • Serve as a technical resource for the unit by investigating and resolving analytical testing problems, recommending a course of action in instances identified as beyond acceptable limits, and responding to non-routine/complex inquiries and/or requests from clients and sales representatives. 
  • Assumes role of technical consultant and provides technical direction to team members regarding all matters of testing  
  • Assumes trainer and SME role in education; designs and implements training material.  Evaluates technical competencies of team and provides recommendations for continuing education 
  • Proficient in understanding and interpreting trends and variables when implementing QC theory and policies 
  • Review requests for validity checks and recommend an appropriate course of action taking into account the limitations of specimen requirements and the effects of time and the quality of additional and/or repeat testing. 
  • Expedites the flow of work to maximize productive capacity by evaluating production systems and recommending enhancements and coordinating the resolution of production problems/issues involving other laboratory departments. 
  • Review unit activities to ensure compliance with departmental policies and federal, state, and local regulations. 
  • Competent in most areas within the department 
  • Participates on special project as assigned 
  • Performs other duties as directed by Supervisor 


Required Work Experience:  

Minimum of five to seven years clinical experience with two years in present department. 

Preferred Work Experience:  

If HEW certified, eight years or more in same department.  

Physical and Mental Requirements:  

Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time 


Foreign educated candidates must provide a detailed credential evaluation from IERF (International Education Research Foundation). United States educated candidates must provide a detailed original transcript. 


  • Demonstrates effective communication and collaboration skills within department as well as with other functions within the company and third parties (i.e..clients)  
  • Must have the ability to establish work priorities for self and others and handle several procedures simultaneously including troubleshooting instruments and other problems/issues. 
  • Ability to schedule and manage resources to meet department goals.   
  • Must protect patient confidentiality at all times. 

Associates Degree or a combination of education and experience(Required)
Bachelor’s Degree

HEW Certified