Asst, Lab II at Quest Diagnostics

Posted in Other 10 days ago.

Location: North Bergen, New Jersey

Job Description:

Job Description

Quest Diagnostics is hiring a Lab Assistant II in North Bergen, NJ. This role is a hospital-based position at Palisades.

Everyother weekend

Sign on bonus of $10,000 available

*Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required, which must include the primary doses and the booster dose if eligible - exemptions from vaccination requirement for medical and religious reasons will be considered if a conditional offer of employment is extended.

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, handling and preparation.

  • Assist with pre-analytical preparation of specimens (e.g., printing labels, uncap/cap specimen tubes, aliquot specimens, prepare racks, worklists, enter/scan specimens and 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, reagents and solutions.

  • Clean, organize and maintain work area, glassware and laboratory equipment (e.g., refrigerators, freezers and supply cabinets, as needed).

  • Assist with monitoring the department pending and overdue lists, which includes, searching, locating, following up and filing appropriate documentation.

  • Perform other departmental tasks such as filing, archiving and 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, procedures and 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 Work Experience:

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 which demand 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 to work independently, establish work priorities and to handle several tasks simultaneously for maximum department efficiency.

  • Communication and interpersonal skills necessary to deal courteously and effectively with supervisors, co-workers and clients.

  • Ability to deal with client information in a confidential manner.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook) and Laboratory Information Systems.

High School Diploma or Equivalent(Required)


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