Lab I - CA Asst - San Juan Capistrano, CA req36434 in San Juan Capistrano, CA at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 11/22/2019

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Lab I - CA Asst- San Juan Capistrano, California - TUESDAY-SATURDAY

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.


The Laboratory Assistant I is a non-licensed position reporting to a licensed laboratory supervisor or manager. Incumbent provides general support for the laboratory following established policies and procedures and has awareness of factors that influence test results. Assists in sample processing, preparation of reagents/media, and routine equipment maintenance.  Ensures proper levels of department supplies, performs accurate record-keeping and provides general support of other department functions, as needed.


The Laboratory Assistant I will conduct all of the following duties under general and/or direct and constant supervision of California State licensed personnel:

1. Logs, labels, and processes specimens and paperwork for testing.

2. Prepares and/or aliquots pre-analytical reagents and media. 

3. Performs routine housekeeping and preventative maintenance on laboratory instruments and equipment.

4. Orders, unpacks, logs and stores supplies.

5. Transcription and data entry.

6. Promptly and courteously answers phones, transfers or takes accurate messages.  Maintains the confidentiality of client information.

7. Helps to ensure the laboratory area is neat and clean.

8. Uses and wears protective equipment and clothing as appropriate.  Incumbent is responsible for becoming familiar with and following all laboratory safety procedures.  Properly reports all incidents.

9. Maintains cooperative working relationships with co-workers.

10. Demonstrates effective two-way communication to create an informed positive environment.

11. Supports non-technical duties as assigned.


1. High School diploma or equivalent experience.  Six months related laboratory experience preferred.  College level science courses a plus.

2. Computer skills:  word processing skills using Windows based software (Word, Excel, etc.).  Other automation skills helpful.  Typing skills desirable.

3. 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.

4. Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time; requires long hours of eye and hand coordination.

5. Must be able to work in a fast paced, multi-tasking environment and maintain production and quality standards determined by the department.

6. Must be able to work in a biohazard environment and comply with safety policies and procedures outlined in the Environmental Health & Safety Manual.

7. Must be able to perform repetitive tasks with dominant hand frequently to constantly throughout the day.

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