Tech, Forensic Toxicology Lab Processing II in Norristown, PA at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 1/13/2022

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Tech, Forensic Toxicology Lab Processing II - Norristown, PA - Tuesday -Saturday

Know that there are people behind the data.  Patients and Physicians rely on our diagnostic testing, information and services to help them make better healthcare decisions. These are often serious decisions with far reaching consequences, and require sensitivity, tact and a clear dedication to service. It’s about providing clarity and hope.

As a Specimen Processor you will work for the world leader in the industry, with a career where you can expand your skills and knowledge. You’ll have a role where you can act with professionalism, you can inspire colleagues, and you can care about the work we do and the people we serve.

At Quest, our Specimen Processors play an essential role in our success and provide a critical service responding to the often pressured requirements of accurate diagnoses. As a career, it offers a unique opportunity to learn and develop a profession offering long-term stability and development. You can also earn a competitive salary and great overtime, while growing your own career.

Basic Purpose:

To describe the responsibilities of the forensic processor within the Forensic Drug Testing Laboratory. This position reports to the Supervisor, Forensic Processing and is responsible for the routine daily sample processing of the Forensic Toxicology Processing Department. This individual is accountable for all specimen receipt, sorting, data entry and work within the forensic processing department.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Sort specimens by source (hair, oral fluid, urine, etc) and work list.

  • Capable of processing urine specimens for regulated and non-regulated testing independently

  • Proficient with scanning/imaging all custody and control forms

  • Capable of discarding negative specimens

  • Performs Flexilog at 80 CCF’s per hour or greater for routine urine specimens

  • Understands the process for manually preparing specimens for aliquotting and confirmation testing.

  • Independently operates the CV specimen aliquotters

  • Understands the testing performed at the location and re-routes specimens received in error

  • Has an advanced knowledge of the QTN Lab Information System and trains new personnel

  • Comfortable with multi-tasking between different processing workstations for all specimen and/or test matrices and demonstrates proficiency with each

  • Orders department supplies from the warehouse and outside vendors

  • Capable of monitoring special handling like Rejects, NOTEST, TIQ & Inactive Accounts

  • Maintains positive specimen’s storage and discards positives that remain in storage beyond the required duration

  • Document shipping receipt and tracking information

  • Adheres to company policies and procedures

  • Understands and adheres to strict forensic practices

  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Supervision Exercised: 

  • n/a



Education Preferred:

  • High School diploma or equivalent

Work Experience:

  • 1-3 years experience as a Forensic Processor I

Physical and Mental:


•             Able to sit or stand for long periods

•             Work in a laboratory environment and adhere to safety requirements


•             Excellent communication skills both written and verbal. 

•             Practical knowledge of computer systems.

•             Commitment to Customer Satisfaction