Technician Grossing I - West Hills, CA req43695 in Los Angeles, CA at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 7/4/2020

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Technician Grossing I - CA- West Hills, California - Monday - Friday

Look for more than answers.  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 Lab Technician 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, Lab Technicians play an essential role in our success and in the services we provide. As a career, we offer a unique opportunity to develop your career with the #1 Diagnostic Lab in the US. We are tech driven, and we’re creating the lab of the future – an environment where you can deliver cutting edge diagnostics and help us drive new discoveries and breakthroughs.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. A.S. degree or equivalent training and experience
  2. Meets all requirements as outlined in corporate Minimum Qualifications for Personnel Performing Tissue Gross Examinations SOP and 1988 CLIA CFR 493.1489.
  3. State of California

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. B.S. degree or equivalent training and experience
  2. 1 year of histology and/or grossing experience

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Perform routine and non-routine activities involved in the preparation of surgical specimens for histologic processing, according to policies and procedures.
  2. Assure appropriate specimen accessioning and labeling
  3. Maintain the integrity of the specimen and patient identification.
  4. Describe gross anatomic features of routine, uncomplicated surgical specimens, ensuring that all lesions, markings and sutures are mentioned.
  5. Capable of grossing low to moderately complex/complicated (i.e., G.I. biopsies, EMC/ECC, uncomplicated skin biopsies, lipomas, etc.) specimens under direct and indirect supervision, as applicable to training and experience.
  6. Escalates non-routine, complicated surgical specimens to Pathologist Assistants or Pathologists.
  7. Record measurements, weight, volume and any abnormal findings as applicable.
  8. Dissect surgical specimens and prepare tissues for histologic processing.
  9. May be trained to perform basic Histology functions (i.e., embedding, microtomy, routine and special stains and frozen sectioning) if personnel meet all requirements as outlined in corporate Minimum Qualifications for Histotechnician SOP.
  10. Complete all associated paperwork (i.e., workload recording, PM/temperature charts, etc.)
  11. Follow the laboratory’s applicable procedures for job-related responsibilities.
  12. Interact directly with pathologists regarding gross dissection/description activities, including defined specimen types that require direct supervision by a pathologist.
  13. Identify problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and either correct the problems or immediately notify the histology supervisor/manager, technical supervisor, or director.
  14. Ensure all corporate safety, quality control and quality assurance standards are met.
  15. Ensure compliance with all local, federal, CLIA and CAP regulations.
  16. Maintain a clean and well-organized work area.
  17. Comply with all required Quest Diagnostics corporate continuing education requirements.
  18. Other duties, as assigned by supervisor.

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