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Medical Laboratory Scientist - Group Lead

Company: Quest Diagnostics Incorporated
Location: Portland
Posted on: February 10, 2024

Job Description:

Medical Laboratory Scientist - Group Lead - Portland, OR - Monday - Friday - 8:00AM-5:00PMPerformtest procedures of moderate/high complexity requiring the exercise of independent judgement and responsibility in those specialties in which they are qualified by education,trainingand experience.Assist Lab Supervisor and serve as a technical resource for the department.

  • Demonstrate proficiency in all duties of a Medical Technologist I and II.
  • Perform and report on assigned analytical tests in accordance with applicable Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) ensuring that applicable quality control requirements are met.
  • Actively support and comply with laboratory policies and procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analysis, reporting and maintaining records of patient test results.
  • Adhere to analytical schedules to maintain turnaround time of resultsincluding STATS or critical results to clients.
  • Perform, reviewand document QC analysis toensure accuracy of clinical data and proper instrument function. Make quality control decisions regarding the disposition of an assay or test.
  • Review requests for validity checks and recommend an appropriate course of actiontaking into accountthe limitations of specimen requirements and the effects of time and the quality of additional and/or repeat testing.
  • Serve as a technical resource for the department by investigating and resolving analytical testing problems, recommending a course of action in instances identified as beyond acceptable limits, and responding to non-routine/complex inquiries and/or requests from clients and sales representatives.
  • Assist Lab Supervisor by monitoringworkflowto meet testing schedules; distributing and reviewing work assignments; training employees in laboratory techniques; resolving work-related problems of staff; and providing input for performance appraisals and disciplinary actions.
  • Expedite the flow of work to maximize productive capacity by evaluating production systems and recommending enhancements and coordinating the resolution of production problems/issues involving other laboratory departments.
  • Maintain laboratory areas and equipment in a safe,functionaland sanitary condition.
  • Complete training and competency checklists as appropriateand assist with the department's annual competency testing process and documentation.
  • Adheres to all established CLIA, HIPAA, OSHA, andlaboratory safety requirementsand reviews department activities to ensure compliance.
  • Required to use (a) personal protective equipment, (b) engineering controls and/or (c) work practice controls as directed by management.
  • Participate in government or regulatory agency inspections, if needed.
  • Perform necessary supervisor functions in the absence of a Supervisor,if qualified and delegated.
  • 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.
    QUALIFICATIONS Required WorkExperience:Three (3) tofive (5) years of clinical experienceas a Medical Technologistwithin the designated discipline.Foreign educated candidates must provide a detailed credential evaluation from IERF (International Education Research Foundation). The United States educated candidates must provide a detailed original transcript.Preferred Work Experience:Experience as a Medical Technologist at Quest is highly desired.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.Knowledge:
      • Comprehensivetheoretical and operational job knowledge in designated specialty required.
      • Knowledge of organizational/departmental policies and procedures.Skills:
        • Proven leadershipand problem-solving skills.
        • Must be detail-oriented,have the ability towork independently, establish work prioritiesfor self and othersand to handle several tasks simultaneously for maximum department efficiency.
        • Ability to schedule and manage resources to meet department goals.
        • Interpersonal skills necessary to deal courteously and effectively with supervisors,co-workersand clients.
        • Communication skills necessary to handle telephone inquiries from clients.
        • Ability to deal with client information in a confidential manner.
        • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word,Excel, and Outlook) and Laboratory Information Systems.EDUCATION Bachelor's Degree(Required)LICENSECERTIFICATIONS ASCP CertificationWhile we appreciate and value our staffing partners, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. Quest will not be responsible for paying agency fees for any individual as to whom an agency has sent an unsolicited resume.2024-54562

Keywords: Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, Portland , Medical Laboratory Scientist - Group Lead, Healthcare , Portland, Oregon

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