Lab Assistant I - Microbiology - 1st Shift - req68298

Quest Diagnostics Hackensack, NJ

About the Job

Lab Assistant I - Hackensack, New Jersey

Shift: Monday to Friday, day shift

JOB SUMMARY:

  • Perform the daily activities as described below. Basic Purpose: Perform various routine laboratory functions in a precise and accurate fashion to assist the laboratory professional staff and to facilitate production.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Sorting, and receiving specimens in the department.
  • Performs routine instrument maintenance on some equipment.
  • Performs laboratory tasks of centrifuging specimens, printing extra labels, recording data (temperature charts) specimen storage and retrieval.
  • Preparing reagents and or media in the department.
  • Preparing specimens at workstations for testing. (Including building worklists, aliquoting specimens into sample cups, checking specimens for clots and fibrin, inoculation, slide preparation)
  • Performs QA/QC duties as assigned.
  • Resolves pending lists.
  • Finds missing samples.
  • Decontaminates work areas.
  • Performs weekly radioactive wipe tests.
  • Maintains files for department records.
  • Changes gas cylinders.
  • Follows all PPE requirements and all safety regulations.
  • Uses the laboratory computer system as well as operates PCs.
  • Disposes of biohazardous material.
  • Completes training and competency checklists as appropriate.

 

This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities, but rather a general description of the work performed by this position.

 

Education:

  • High school diploma or equivalent. Medical assistant training helpful. Math and science courses preferred.

Work Experience: None required

Special Requirements:

  • Must have the ability to establish work priorities and to handle several tasks for maximum workstation efficiency.
  • Must be able to retain information once learned.
  • Must interact with other coworkers, internal and external customers with courtesy and respect.

 

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