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Asst, Lab I

Quest Diagnostics Incorporated

Location: Roanoke, Virginia
Type: Full-Time, Permanent, Non-Remote
Posted on: May 20, 2023
Asst, Lab I
Roanoke , VA
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Job Description
Performs various routine laboratory functions in a precise and accurate fashion to assist the laboratory professional staff and to facilitate production.
• Perform specimen receiving, labeling,handlingand preparation.
• Assist with pre-analytical preparation of specimens (e.g.,printing labels,uncap/cap specimen tubes,aliquot specimens,prepare racks, worklists, enter/scanspecimensand load automated instruments).
• Record digital temperature; notify licensed personnel if the temperature is out of range.
• Perform routine instrument maintenance on some equipment.
• Assist in preparation of chemicals,reagentsand solutions.
• Clean, organize and maintain work area,glasswareand laboratory equipment (e.g., refrigerators, freezers and supply cabinets, asneeded).
• Assist with monitoring the department pending and overdue lists, which includes, searching, locating, following up and filing appropriate documentation.
• Perform other departmental tasks such asfiling,archivingand retrieving slides/blocks, reports, requisitions/other paperwork and answering the telephone.
• Dispose of biohazardous material.
• Enter data in laboratory information systems (LIS).
• Perform QA/QC duties as assigned.
• Complete training and competency checklists as appropriate.
• Comply with all health and safety policies,proceduresand practices. Required to use personal protective equipment.
• Other duties as assigned. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities, but rather a general description of work performed by the position.
Required WorkExperience:
Preferred Work Experience:
Previous laboratory experience and/or training preferred.
Physical and MentalRequirements:
• The normal performance of duties may require lifting and carrying objects: Objects 1 to 10 pounds are lifted and carried frequently; objects 11 to 25 pounds are lifted and carried occasionally; objects 36 to 50 pounds are seldom lifted or carried and objects over 50 pounds are not to be lifted or carried without assistance.
• Ability to stand and work at the bench for long periods of time.
• Frequent walking and/or standing.
• May be required to use a wide variety of manual and automated pipettes and laboratory instruments and apparatuses all of whichdemand significant manual dexterity.
• Must demonstrate the ability to follow a series of steps without confusion or errors on an ongoing basis and retain the information once learned.
• Must be detail-oriented,have the ability towork independently, establish work priorities and handle several tasks simultaneously for maximum department efficiency.
• Communication and interpersonal skills necessary to deal courteously andeffectively with supervisors,co-workersand clients.
• Ability to deal with client information in a confidential manner.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word,Exceland, Outlook) and Laboratory InformationSystems.
High School Diploma or Equivalent(Required)
Quest Diagnostics is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Women / Minorities / Veterans / Disabled / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity.
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Job Summary
Quest Diagnostics Incorporated
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience