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Medical Technician

Company: Quest Diagnostics Incorporated
Location: Clifton
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

Medical Technician- Clifton,NJ - Tuesday-Saturday, 6:30am-3:00pmPerform routine lab tests under thedirection of senior laboratory personnelin those specialties in which they are qualified by education,trainingand experience.

  • Perform and report on assigned analytical testsunder the direction of senior personnelin accordance with applicable Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) ensuring that applicable quality control requirements are met.
  • May perform some moderate complexity testing with specific on-site training and oversight.
  • Actively support and comply with laboratory policies and procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analysis, reporting and maintaining records of patient test results.
  • Adhere to analytical schedules to maintain a turnaround time of resultsincluding STATS or critical results to clients.
  • Ensure reagents/test kits have received dates, expiration dates and if applicable opened dates.
  • Perform and document QC analysis to ensure accuracy of clinical data and proper instrument function. Make quality control decisions regarding the disposition of an assay or test.
  • Responsible for informing supervisory personnel of all problems associated with the proper performance of test procedures.
  • Report any actual or potential deviation from standard or accepted testing procedures and cooperate fully with any investigation of same.
  • Review and enter test results into the Laboratory Information System for standardized report to be generated for physician review and interpretation.
  • Maintain laboratory areas and equipment in a safe,functionaland sanitary condition.
  • Complete training and competency checklists as appropriate.
  • Adheres to all established CLIA, HIPAA,OSHAand laboratory safety requirements.
  • Required to use (a) personal protective equipment, (b) engineering controls and/or (c) work practice controls as directed by management.
  • Answer questions from clients or other lab personnel, if applicable.
  • Participate in government or regulatory agency inspections, if needed.
  • 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:Previously qualified as a Technologist under 42 CFR 493.1433 publishedinMarch 14, 1990.Preferred Work Experience:One (1) to three (3) years of clinical experience preferred.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 which demand significant manual dexterity.Knowledge:
      • Basic theoretical and operational job knowledge inclinical testing.
      • Knowledge of organizational/departmental policies and procedures.Skills:
        • Must be detail-oriented,have the ability towork independently, establish work priorities and handle several tasks simultaneously for maximum department efficiency.
        • Interpersonal skills necessary to deal courteously andeffectively with supervisors,co-workersand clients.
        • Communication skills necessary to handle telephone inquiries from clients.
        • Ability to deal with client information in a confidential manner.
        • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word,Exceland Outlook) and Laboratory Information Systems.EDUCATION Associates Degree(Required)Bachelor's DegreeLICENSECERTIFICATIONS ASCP Certification2022-29180

Keywords: Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, Clifton , Medical Technician, Healthcare , Clifton, New Jersey

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