Asst, Lab II - Histology
Quest Diagnostics

Denver, Colorado

Job Description

Lab Assistant - Lafayette, CO

Performs routine and limited non-routine functions to assist in the preparation of histopathology samples.

  • Perform routine and limited non-routine activities involved in the preparation of slides for microscopic evaluation by pathologist(s) (under general supervision and according to policies and procedures).
  • Receive/collect, label and prepare tissue specimens for gross dissection.
  • Perform routine maintenance and cleaning of equipment.
  • Perform cover slipping of stained slides either manually and automated.
  • Perform routine H&E staining either manually or automated.
  • Prepare reagents for tissue processing and routine slide staining, under direct supervision.
  • Process paperwork associated with accessioning and reporting.
  • Responsible for all assigned clerical duties.
  • Run and/or monitor pending lists, if applicable.
  • Generate and maintain department statistics, if applicable.
  • Monitor inventory, requisition supplies prior to depletion; stock and maintain laboratory supplies.
  • Clean, sterilize, organize and maintain work area, glassware and laboratory equipment (e.g., refrigerators, freezers and supply cabinets, as needed).
  • Comply with all health, quality and safety policies, procedures and practices. Required to use personal protective equipment.
  • May assist technical staff with limited technical functions, with appropriate education and training. (Contact MQA-AP for specific guidance).
  • 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 of histopathology or other laboratory experience

One (1) year of experience handling PHI and other patient information using an LIS

Preferred Work Experience:

Three (3) years of histopathology or other laboratory experience, including providing support to pathologists.

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 laboratory instruments and apparatuses all of which demand significant manual dexterity.
  • Basic knowledge of operating non-complex instrumentation.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to follow a series of steps without confusion or errors on an ongoing basis and retain the information once learned.
  • Must be detail-oriented, have the ability to work independently, establish work priorities and 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.
  • Ability to enter 6,000 alphanumeric keystrokes/hour.

High School Diploma or Equivalent(Required)
Some College Courses

Pay Range: $16.72 - $25.09

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