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Quest Diagnostics

Technician Specimen I - (P/T) - Seattle,WA

Post Date:Dec 29, 2017Type:Full-Time
Start Date:12/29/2017Salary:
Location:US-WA-Seattle Job Reference:1928
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Job Description:

Technician Specimen I - (P/T) - Seattle,WA

JOB SUMMARY:


The SPT I is responsible for general support functions within the Specimen Processing Department. This position requires a data entry background. Functions performed may include but are not limited to A-station, presort, pickup and delivery of processed specimens to the laboratory, imaging/microfilming, centrifugation and aliquoting. All functions must be performed with confidence, accuracy and in a timely manner. Job is complex and requires that employee have good organization skills and is able to learn and understand specimen types related to test(s) ordered by client. The SPT I must have to the ability learn and understand the compliance regulations related to test ordering which may change on a daily basis. This position is critical to quality for customer satisfaction.

 Additionally, since many changes do occur from day to day, great flexibility on the part of the SPT I is required. The SPT I will be exposed to many different demands made by the customer. Majority of SPT I work, on the nightshift, but based on staffing needs weekends, holidays, on call and overtime is a requirement. Department is a production environment, with emphasis on productivity/quality standards and departmental completion times.


JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Responsible for all responsibilities of the Specimen Preparation Assistant.

  • Demonstrates an ability to learn the job duties assigned to the SPT I, and develops an understanding of how all the functions in Specimen Processing fit together.

  • Identifies problems with specimen types, missing information etc. and assigns the appropriate TIQ, and in some cases resolves them.

  • Demonstrates an understanding of the compliance policies related to test ordering, which requires developing ability to research test ordering information on translation tables, computer system, and the directory of services.

  • Meets standards for production and accuracy within 6 months.

  • Understands the complex relationship between test(s) ordered and specimen received.

  • Completes all required written documentation, legibly and within the assigned timeframe

  • Reports to work on time, and follows attendance guidelines.

  • Learns additional functions within Specimen Processing to allow timely progression to the next level. 10. Performs other duties as assigned


    JOB REQUIREMENTS:


    Education

  • High School or equivalent


    Work Experience:

  • Handles multiple tasks simultaneously and works in a production environment.

  • Communicates effectively with all levels of staff.

  • Maintains composure while working under pressure.

  • Reflects good judgment at all times when determining what action to take when resolving problems.

  • Adheres to Quest Diagnostics core values, safety and compliance policies and procedures. Works in a biohazard environment, practicing good safety habits.

  • Keeps work area neat and clean.

  • Able to sit or stand for long periods.

  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills that foster a positive environment.

  • Demonstrates flexibility and ability to adapt to change.


    Special Requirement:

  • Medical background preferred which includes medical terminology applicable to a clinical laboratory.

  • Position requires strong data entry experience with abilities to exceed 6000 keystrokes/hour.

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





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