Group Lead Forensic Scientist (M-F 8:00 pm – 4:30 am)- Lenexa, KS req31442 in Lenexa, KS at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 8/29/2019

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Group Lead Forensic Scientist- Lenexa, Kansas - M-F 8:00 pm – 4:30 am

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.

Basic Purpose:

Monitor, coordinate, and perform the work of laboratory technical and non-technical staff within a designated department in order to expedite workflow and solve production problems. This position is responsible for all aspects of testing specimens including specimen preparation, instrument operation and data interpretation, and may release non-regulated results.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Must demonstrate proficiency in all principle duties of a Forensic Scientist I, II and/or III.

Assist in supervising assigned Forensic Scientists and Laboratory Assistants(?) by monitoring work flow to meet testing schedules; distributing and reviewing work assignments; training employees in laboratory techniques, procedures & company policy; resolving work related problems of staff; and providing input for performance appraisals and disciplinary actions.

Works with supervisor to head up the validation of new procedures.

Reviews QA and QC records when applicable.

Serve as a technical resource for the department by investigating and resolving analytical testing problems, recommending a course of action in instances identified as beyond acceptable limits, and responding to non-routine/complex inquiries and/or requests.

Expedites the flow of work to maximize productive capacity by evaluating production systems and recommending enhancements and coordinating the resolution of production problems/issues involving other laboratory departments.

Review department activities to ensure compliance with departmental policies and applicable regulations.

Interact in a professional manner with inter-departmental teams and groups.

Perform other duties as directed by supervisors.

 Supervision Exercised: 



Education Preferred: 

 Bachelor of Science or Art degree with a minimum of fifteen (15) semester hours in Chemistry, fifteen (15) semester hours in Biology, and three (3) semester hours of Mathematics; or applicable regulatory requirements

Work Experience:

 Minimum of two (2) to seven (7) years laboratory experience.

Must have received a rating of 2 on last annual performance appraisal.

Knowledge of methods and procedures used by the laboratory.

Physical and Mental:

 Ability to perform routine and repetitive motions, such as pipetting

Ability to stand or sit for long periods of time,


Must have the ability to establish work priorities for self and others and handle several procedures simultaneously including troubleshooting instruments and other problems/issues .

Ability to schedule and manage resources to meet department goals.

Ability to effectively communicate with co-workers within and outside of the department.

Ability to communicate with clients and provide high quality customer service.

Required to protect patient confidentiality at all times.

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