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Quest Diagnostics Inc Lab Assistant II in Hackensack, New Jersey

Lab Assistant II - Hackensack, NJ - Monday-Friday 12:00am-8:30am (Rotational Weekends)

Quest Diagnostics is hiring a Lab Assistant II in Hackensack, NJ. This role is a hospital-based position at HUMC.

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.


Required WorkExperience:

One (1) year full-time experience in a technical or clinical laboratory department.

Preferred Work Experience:


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.


  • Basic knowledge of organizational/departmental policies and procedures.


  • 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)LICENSECERTIFICATIONS

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Quest Diagnostics is an equal employment opportunity employer. Our policy is to recruit, hire and promote qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other status protected by state or local law. Quest Diagnostics observes minimum age requirements established by federal, state and/or local laws, and will ask an applicant for verification when deemed necessary.