Entry Level Processor - Night Shift
Quest Diagnostics

Seattle, Washington


Job Description

Fulltime, 40hrs/week: Tuesday-Saturday, 12am-8:30am

Specimen Tech Assoc:

Know that there are people behind the data. Patients and Physicians rely on our diagnostic testing, information, and services to help them make better healthcare decisions. These are often serious decisions with far-reaching consequences and require sensitivity, tact, and an evident dedication to service. It's about providing clarity and hope.

As a Specimen Processor, you will work for the world leader in the industry, with a career where you can expand your skills and knowledge. You'll have a role where you can act professionally, inspire colleagues, and care about the work we do and the people we serve.

At Quest, our Specimen Processors play an essential role in our success and provide a critical service responding to the requirements of accurate diagnoses. As a career, it offers a unique opportunity to learn and develop a profession offering long-term stability and development. You can also earn a competitive salary, benefits, and the opportunity to grow into a career.

Job Summary

An entry-level processor, or Specimen Technician I, is responsible for general support functions within the Specimen Processing Department. This position requires strong data entry skills. Procedures performed may include but are not limited to data entry on a computer, specimen handling, and general tasks around the department. All functions must be completed with confidence, accuracy, and promptly. The job requires that employees have good organizational skills and confidence in learning specimen handling requirements. The entry-level processor must have the ability to learn and understand the compliance regulations related to test ordering which may change daily. This position is critical to quality for customer satisfaction. Additionally, since many changes occur daily, great flexibility on the part of a specimen processor is required. Many processing employees work on the night shift, but based on staffing needs, weekends, holidays, on-call, and overtime may be a requirement. Department is a production environment emphasizing productivity/quality standards and departmental completion times.

Job Accountabilities

  • Demonstrates an ability to learn the job duties as assigned and develops an understanding of how all the functions in Specimen Processing fit together.
  • Identifies problems with specimen types, missing information, etc., and may have to assign the appropriate problem message.
  • Learns the ability to demonstrate an understanding of the compliance policies related to test ordering.
  • Meets standards for production and accuracy within six months of hire.
  • Learns the ability to understand the 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.
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Job Requirements/Environment
  • 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 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.
Incumbent must be 18 years old or over and currently enrolled in High School.



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