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Lab II Asst - Horsham PA

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Quest Diagnostics

Horsham, PA

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Lab II Asst - Horsham, PA\r Basic Purpose:\r\rPerform various routine laboratory functions in a precise and accurate fashion to assist the laboratory professional staff and to facilitate production. \r\rDuties and Responsibilities:\r1.       Sorting, and receiving specimens in the department. \r2.       Performs routine instrument maintenance on some equipment. \r3.       Performs laboratory tasks of centrifuging specimens, printing extra labels, recording data (temperature charts) specimen storage and retrieval. \r4.       Preparing reagents and or media in the department. \r5.       Preparing specimens at workstations for testing. (including building worklists, aliquoting specimens into sample cups, checking specimens for clots and fibrin, inoculation, slide preparation) \r6.       Performs QA/QC duties as assigned.\r7.   Resolves pending lists. \r8.   Finds missing samples. \r9.   Decontaminates work areas. \r10.   Follows all PPE requirements and all safety regulations. \r11.   Uses the laboratory computer system as well as operates PCs. \r12.   Disposes of biohazardous material. \r13.   Provides input regarding training and checklists. \r14.   Assists with the department quality improvement program. \r15.   Completes training and competency checklists as appropriate.\r16.   Special projects and other duties as assigned by supervisor. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities, but rather a general description of the work performed by this position. \r17. Microbiology plating experience \r\rSupervision Exercised:\rNone\r\rQualifications:\rEducation Preferred:\r•         High school diploma or equivalent.\rWork Experience:\r•         One year in a technical or laboratory department\rPhysical and Mental Requirements:\r•         Ability to routinely lift 20 lbs\r•         Ability to walk throughout the shift\r•         Stand for long period of time and bend in tight spaces; \r•         Maintain composure under pressure; \r•         Adapts to change\r•         Ability to grasp information quickly.\r•         Ability to work in a fast pace environment. \r•         Ability to multi-task. \r•         Using effective verbal communication. \rOther:\r1.       Competent in addressing department pending lists, finding missing specimens. \r2.       Worked as a lab assistant I with no errors or very minor errors. \r3.       Exhibit a command of the lab assistant I position. \r4.       Demonstrate the ability to follow a series of steps without confusion or error on an on-going basis.\r5.       Must have the ability to establish work priorities and to handle several tasks for maximum workstation efficiency. \r6.       Must be able to retain information once learned. \r7.       Must interact with other coworkers, internal and external customers with courtesy and respect\r\r Monday-Friday 11am-7:30pm with rotating weekends\rAll requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Quest Diagnostics is anEqual Opportunity Employer: Women / Minorities / Veterans / Disabled / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity.

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Quest Diagnostics has headquarters in the U.S. and operations in India, Ireland, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. Our products and services are used by customers in over 130 countries. We also collaborate with many international diagnostic laboratories, hospitals and clinics to help improve human health around the world.The company is the leading provider of pre-employment drugs-of-abuse screening for employers & risk assessment services for the life insurance industry. It is the world’s 2nd largest provider of clinical trials testing for new pharmaceuticals.

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