Lab Support II Asst- Tuesday - Saturday - Nights - Pittsburgh, PA req50775 in Pittsburgh, PA at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 9/11/2020

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Job Description

Lab Support II Asst- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Tuesday through 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 Lab Support Assistant II sorts through discarded waste from Specimen Processing area identifying biological specimens.  The incumbent actively supports and complies with all company and departmental policies and procedures.


  • Collects all discarded waste from Specimen Processing.

  • Sorts through all discarded waste consisting of paper and biological material.

  • Delivers any biological specimen to Lab Support Supervisor.

  • Rebags and disposes all sorted waste appropriately.

  • Adheres to all established laboratory safety requirements.

  • Required to use (a) personal protective equipment, (b) engineering controls and/or work practice controls as directed by management.

  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned by competent authority.

Physical Demands

  • Physical activity: stooping; kneeling; crouching; reaching; pushing; pulling; lifting; fingering; grasping; feeling.

  • Physical requirements: light work (exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally to move objects); visual acuity; exposure to biological specimens, biohazard materials and chemicals.


Experience, Education, and Licensure

  • High school diploma.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Interpersonal skills necessary to deal courteously and effectively with supervisors and co-workers.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to work flexible hours to include days, evenings, nights, holidays, and weekends as required.

  • Proper specimen handling techniques.

  • Required to handle biological samples and potentially hazardous chemicals.

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