Lab Associate II (AP Histo Processing) - Chantilly, VA req27088 in Chantilly, VA at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 8/14/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    14225 Newbrook Drive
    Chantilly, VA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    8/14/2019
  • Job ID:
    req27088

Job Description

Schedule:  Tuesday-Saturday 6am-2:30pm

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.

JOB SUMMARY:

Position accountable for performing various responsibilities associated with routine clinical testing as defined by the specific laboratory departments. The Lab Associate II directly reports to an Operations Supervisor, Unit Supervisor or Lab Manager. This is the second of a three-level job family.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Consistently performs simple to highly complex assays utilizing established procedures.
2. Prepares protocols/logs or other appropriate documents for routine and/or non-routine use/assignments.
3. Organizes and prepares clinical specimens for testing; identifies problems and demonstrates ability to resolve appropriately.
4. Prepares testing equipment, performs preventive maintenance, identifies problems, troubleshoots and performs calibrations or function verifications with a high level of competency.
5. Maintains inventory of consumable items including reagents and supplies, unpacks, logs, dates and stores reagents/supplies upon receipt and properly rotates stock for use.
6. Prepares reagents and controls using automated or fixed volume measuring devices. Performs phase-in verifications according to established guidelines.
7. Identifies problems with assays and equipment, troubleshoots and notifies appropriate technical staff. Demonstrates initiative in making suggestions to improve efficiency and productivity and provides consistent feedback.
8.This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities, but rather a general description of the work performed by this position.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Education:
BS/BA degree in Life Science discipline or equivalent experience (4 years directly-related lab experience that meets expectations of hiring manager).

Work Experience:
BS/BA degree in Life Science discipline or equivalent experience (4 years directly-related lab experience that meets expectations of hiring manager).

Special Requirements:
1. Computer skills: word processing skills using Windows based software (Word, Excel, etc.). Other automation skills helpful. Typing skills desirable.
2. Lifts light to moderately heavy objects. The normal performance of duties may require lifting and carrying objects. Objects in the weight range of 1 to 10 pounds are lifted and carried frequently; objects in the weight range of 11 to 25 pounds are lifted and carried occasionally and objects in the weight range of 26 to 50 pounds are seldom lifted and carried. Objects exceeding 50 pounds are not to be lifted or carried without assistance.

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