Lab Assistant - Histology - On Call
Quest Diagnostics

Pompano Beach, Florida

Job Description

Schedule: On-Call, as needed

Performs very basic functions to assist in the preparation of histopathology samples.

  • Perform routine activities involved in the preparation of histopathology slides under general supervision and according to policies and procedures.
  • Receive/collect, label and prepare tissue specimens for gross dissection.
  • Process paperwork associated with accessioning and reporting.
  • 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).
  • Perform coverslipping of stained slides both manually and automated.
  • Responsible for all assigned clerical duties.
  • Comply with all health, quality 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:


Preferred Work Experience:

One (1) year of previous histopathology or other laboratory experience and/or training preferred.

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 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.
  • Ability to enter 6,000 alphanumeric keystrokes/hour.

High School Diploma or Equivalent(Required)
Some College Courses


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