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Lab Assistant I - Histology

Company: Quest Diagnostics Incorporated
Location: Indianapolis
Posted on: November 18, 2023

Job Description:

Lab Assistant II Location: 1402 E. County Line Indianapolis, IN Schedule: Full-time/Monday-Friday 1:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m. (Rotational weekends and holidays) Sign-On Bonus: $2,500 Benefits/Perks:

  • Day 1 Medical/Dental/Vision for FT employees who work 30+ hours
  • 15 PTO days first year
  • 7 Paid Holidays!
  • Annual Bonus Opportunity
  • 401K matching
  • Tuition Reimbursement for undergraduate and graduate programs for FT employees who work 30+ hours
  • Opportunities for career advancement
  • Training provided! **Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required
    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 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. QUALIFICATIONS Required WorkExperience: One (1) year full-time experience in a technical or clinical laboratory department. Preferred Work Experience: N/A Physical and Mental Requirements:
    • 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. Knowledge:
      • Basic knowledge of organizational/departmental policies and procedures. Skills:
        • Must demonstrate the ability to follow a series of steps without confusion or errors on an on-going basis and retain the information once learned.
        • Must be detail-oriented,have the ability towork independently, establish work priorities and to 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 confidentialmanner.
        • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word,Exceland Outlook) and Laboratory Information Systems.
          High School Diploma or Equivalent(Required)



Keywords: Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, Indianapolis , Lab Assistant I - Histology, Healthcare , Indianapolis, Indiana

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