*SIGN ON BONUS* Technologist Medical I (Molecular Genetics)- Seattle, WA req45815 in Seattle, WA at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 7/8/2020

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Job Description

A $1000 sign on bonus is available for this position (if applicable)!

Medical Technologist (Molecular) - Seattle, Washington - Monday-Friday Day Shift

This is an exciting opportunity to provide world-class genetic diagnostics and clinical interpretation for rare inherited diseases in 14 medical specialties.  Our promise is to provide clinicians and their patients with comprehensive and high-quality tools and resources for diagnosis of genetic conditions. In doing so, we provide possibilities for targeted treatment and individualized care for patients.

Position Summary

The Medical Technologist I performs tests requiring the exercise of independent judgment and responsibility in those specialties in which the Technologist is qualified by education, training and experience.  In addition, the Medical Technologist I is responsible for assuring that a given test system is operated in accordance with the laboratory's procedure manual and that the applicable quality control requirements are met.  The incumbent actively supports and complies with all company and departmental policies and procedures.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

1. Responsible for performing assigned tests in accordance with the laboratory's procedure manual, ensuring that applicable quality control requirements are met.

2. Ensures that test systems are "in control" for each test performed.

3. Ensures that each test is performed according to the schedule outlined by laboratory protocol.

4. Responsible for informing supervisory personnel of all problems associated with the proper performance of test procedures.

5. Reports any actual or potential deviation from standard or accepted testing procedures, and cooperates fully with any investigation of same.

6. May assist supervisor with training of technicians and other laboratory personnel.

7. Actively supports and complies with laboratory policies and procedures.

8. Maintains laboratory areas and equipment in a safe, functional and sanitary condition.

9. Adheres to all established laboratory safety requirements.

10. Required to use (a) personal protective equipment, (b) engineering controls and/or (c) work practice controls as directed by management.

11. May be required, in the absence of a Supervisor, to assume lead responsibilities.

12. Performs other job-related duties as assigned by competent authority.

Physical Demands

Ability to stand and work at the bench for extended periods of time.

Qualifications

Experience, Education, and Licensure

Bachelor’s Degree in a biological, chemical or physical science from an accredited institution, plus one (1) year full-time testing experience and/or training in a clinical laboratory setting.

Molecular lab experience needed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Basic theoretical and operational job knowledge in designated specialty required.

Interpersonal skills necessary to deal courteously and effectively with supervisors, co-workers and clients.

Communication skills necessary to handle telephone inquiries from clients.

Knowledge of organizational/departmental policies and procedures.

Basic knowledge of computer terminal operations.

Ability to deal with client information in a confidential manner.

Required to handle biological samples and potentially hazardous chemicals.

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