Technologist, Medical I in Marlborough, MA at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 11/30/2022

Job Snapshot

  • Location:
    200 Forest Street
    Marlborough, MA
  • Date Posted:
    11/30/2022
  • Function
    Operations
  • Job Family
    Laboratory Operations
  • Remote
    On-site
  • Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Shift
    Day

Job Description

Perform test procedures of moderate/high complexity requiring the exercise of independent judgment and responsibility in those specialties in which they are qualified by education, training and experience. 
  • Perform and report on assigned analytical tests in accordance with applicable Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) ensuring that applicable quality control requirements are met. 
  • Actively support and comply with laboratory policies and procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analysis, reporting and maintaining records of patient test results. 
  • Adhere to analytical schedules to maintain turnaround time of results including STATS or critical results to clients. 
  • Ensure reagents/test kits have received dates, expiration dates and if applicable opened dates. 
  • Perform and document QC analysis to ensure accuracy of clinical data and proper instrument function. Make quality control decisions regarding the disposition of an assay or test. 
  • Responsible for informing supervisory personnel of all problems associated with the proper performance of test procedures. 
  • Report any actual or potential deviation from standard or accepted testing procedures and cooperate fully with any investigation of same. 
  • Enter test results into the Laboratory Information System for standardized report to be generated for physician review and interpretation. 
  • Maintain laboratory areas and equipment in a safe, functional and sanitary condition. 
  • Complete training and competency checklists as appropriate. 
  • May assist supervisor with training of other laboratory personnel. 
  • Adheres to all established CLIA, HIPAA, OSHA and laboratory safety requirements. 
  • Required to use (a) personal protective equipment, (b) engineering controls and/or (c) work practice controls as directed by management. 
  • Answer questions from clients or other lab personnel, if applicable. 
  • Participate in government or regulatory agency inspections, if needed. 
  • May be required, in the absence of a Supervisor, to assume lead responsibilities if qualified and delegated. 
  • Other duties as assigned. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities, but rather a general description of work performed by the position. 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required Work Experience:   Minimum one (1) year full-time experience or training (high complexity testing) in a clinical laboratory setting for those with BS/BA in Chemistry or Biology   Preferred Work Experience:   One (1) year full-time experience or training (high complexity testing) in a clinical laboratory setting preferred.   Physical and Mental Requirements:  

  • The normal performance of duties may require lifting and carrying objects: Objects 1 to 10 pounds are lifted and carried frequently; objects 11 to 25 pounds are lifted and carried occasionally; objects 36 to 50 pounds are seldom lifted or carried and objects over 50 pounds are not to be lifted or carried without assistance. 
  • Ability to stand and work at the bench for long periods of time. 
  • Frequent walking and/or standing. 
  • May be required to use a wide variety of manual and automated pipettes and laboratory instruments and apparatuses all of which demand significant manual dexterity. 

Knowledge:  

  • Basic theoretical and operational job knowledge in designated specialty required. 
  • Knowledge of organizational/departmental policies and procedures. 

Skills:  

  • Must be detail-oriented, have the ability to work independently, establish work priorities and to handle several tasks simultaneously for maximum department efficiency. 
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to deal courteously and effectively with supervisors, co-workers, and clients. 
  • Communication skills necessary to handle telephone inquiries from clients. 
  • Ability to deal with client information in a confidential manner. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook) and Laboratory Information Systems. 


EDUCATION
Bachelor’s Degree(Required)
Bachelor’s Degree

LICENSECERTIFICATIONS
ASCP Certification