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Medical Laboratory Scientist

Bangor, Maine

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Every day as a Quest career professional, you’ll work in a dynamic, collaborative environment with the latest cutting-edge technology. As a laboratory operations team member, you will play a key role in ensuring that the highest standards of quality, safety, and integrity are upheld while meeting the needs of our patients. And, you’ll be supported by a company committed to helping you grow a rewarding career through cross training and comprehensive learning opportunities.

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Category Laboratory Location Bangor, Maine Job function Operations Job family Laboratory Operations
Shift Night Employee type Regular Full-Time Work mode On-site

Medical Laboratory Scientist

Bangor, ME

Monday-Friday (4x10 Schedule - 4 days per week / 10-Hour Shift), Night shift - Rotational Weekends

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. 

Are you intrigued by the science of the human body?  Curious about state-of-the-art laboratory instrumentation?  Looking to join a Fortune 500 company leading the world in providing diagnostic information services?  Quest Diagnostics is now recruiting for technologist positions ranging from entry level to experienced, with a wide range of benefits and training!

Benefits/Perks:

  • Day 1 Medical/Dental/Vision for FT employees who work 30+ hours
  • 15 PTO days first year
  • 7 Paid Holidays!
  • Annual Bonus Opportunity
  • 401K matching
  • Tuition Reimbursement for undergraduate and graduate programs for FT employees who work 30+ hours
  • Opportunities for career advancement

Job Responsibilities:

  • Follow the laboratory's procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting and maintaining records of patient test result.
  • Maintain records that demonstrate that proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient specimens.
  • Analyze specimens using approved testing procedures.
  • Review and release test results.
  • Follow CLIA, HIPAA, OSHA, and safety guidelines as described in their respective guidelines.
  • Follow the laboratory's established policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the laboratory's established acceptable levels of performance.
  • Identify problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results, correct the problems encountered or immediately notify the senior technologist or supervisor.


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

LICENSE/CERTIFICATIONS
ASCP Certification (Preferred)

2024-55990

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We’re committed to helping our people live a healthier lifestyle. One way we do this is by offering a comprehensive total rewards package, so you can take care of yourself and the ones you love. Find out how our benefits provide you with everything you need to thrive—now and in the future.

  • Medical, supplemental health, dental, and vision

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  • Annual incentive plans

    All eligible employees are invited to participate in our success in our annual incentive bonus plan payout.

  • 401(k)

    You’re eligible to join the Quest Diagnostics 401(k) Plan on your date of hire. The company will match up to 5% of your annual salary.

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