Group Lead Forensic Processing - Atlanta, GA req31679 in Atlanta, GA at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 9/4/2019

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Group Lead Forensic Processin- Atlanta, Georgia - 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.


To describe the responsibilities of the forensic processor group lead within the Forensic Drug Testing Laboratory. This position reports to the Supervisor, Forensic Processing and is responsible for assisting the supervisor with production, staff management and compliance issues within the Forensic Toxicology Processing Department. 


  • Capable of processing all types of specimens independently.
  • Understands and adheres to strict forensic practices.
  • Adheres to company policies and procedures.
  • Proficient with scanning/imaging all custody and control forms.
  • Capable of performing Flexilog at >90 CCF’s per hour for routine urine specimens.
  • Understands the process for manually preparing specimens for aliquotting and confirmation testing.
  • 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.
  • Capable of monitoring special handling like Rejects, NOTEST, TIQ & Inactive Accounts.
  • Independently operates, troubleshoots, and performs preventative maintenance on the CV 1000 specimen aliquotter.
  • Organizes workflow for CV operation, maintenance and troubleshooting for the specimen aliquotters. Often provides training to new personnel.
  • Proficient and knowledgeable with researching client numbers and test code issues during the production shift.
  • Works closely in conjunction with the department supervisor to manage workflow and support the production goals of the department.
  • Provide work direction to employees to facilitate completion of workload.
  • Proficient with all aspects of specimen processing for those specimen types accommodated by the location. 
  • Understands specimen requirements for testing and resolves inquiries relative to sample size available for testing.
  • Provides input to the department supervisor regarding annual development planning for employees.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Forensic Processing Supervisor.


Education Preferred:     

High School diploma or equivalent. Some college coursework preferred.

Work Experience:

  • 3-5 years’ experience in specimen processing preferred. 
  • Knowledge of SAMHSA regulations that pertain to specimen processing.
  • Practical expertise and experience in specimen processing flow and demonstrated proficiency in specimen processing tasks.


  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills that foster a positive work environment.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal. 
  • Practical knowledge of computer systems.
  • Commitment to Customer Satisfaction.

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