Lab Associate - San Juan Capistrano, CA - req6448

Quest Diagnostics Incorporated San Juan Capistrano, CA
Lab Associate - San Juan Capistrano, CA - req6448

Schedule: TUESDAY-SATURDAY, 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

JOB SUMMARY:

The Laboratory Associate 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.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Laboratory Associate will conduct all of the following

duties under general and/or direct and constant supervision of California State licensed

personnel:

Logs, labels, and processes specimens and paperwork for

testing.

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

Performs routine housekeeping and preventive maintenance on

laboratory instruments and equipment.

Orders, unpacks, logs and stores supplies.

Transcription and data entry.

Promptly and courteously answers phones, transfers or takes

accurate messages. Maintains the

confidentiality of client information.

Helps to ensure the laboratory area is neat and clean.

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.

Maintains cooperative working relationships.

Demonstrates effective two-way communication to create an

informed positive environment.

Demonstrates initiative in making suggestions to improve

efficiency and productivity and provides consistent feedback.

Organizes and processes clinical specimens accurately.

Identifies worksheet, computer and specimen problems and demonstrates ability

to either resolve or elevate to licensed personnel appropriately.

Supports the Clinical Laboratory Specialist Training

Program.

Supports non-technical duties and assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

BS/BA degree in Biological Science or Chemistry (other life

science degree coursework will be evaluated) from an accredited college or

university preferred or high school diploma with a minimum seven (7) years of

laboratory experience required.

Computer Skills: word processing skills using Windows based

software (Word, Excel, etc.). Other automation skills helpful. Typing skills desirable.

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.

Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time;

requires long hours of eye and hand coordination.

Must be able to work in a fast paced, multi-tasking

environment and maintain production and quality standards determined by the

department.

Must be able to work in a biohazard environment and comply

with safety policies and procedures outlined in the Environmental Health &

Safety Manual.

Must be able to perform repetitive tasks with dominant hand

frequently to constantly throughout the day.

All requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Quest Diagnostics is an

Equal Opportunity Employer: Women / Minorities / Veterans / Disabled / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity.