Technician, Specimen II
Quest Diagnostics - Florence, SC

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The Journey Begins with you.

There's quite a distance between wondering and knowing. And for patients waiting for answers to important health questions, it's a road they want to travel as quickly as possible.

At Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, we understand urgency. But more than speed, we focus our energies on accuracy.


Currently we are seeking a Specimen Preparation Technician Level 2 Basic Purpose: The Specimen Preparation Technician II in Specimen Processing is responsible for knowing all of the functions of the SPT I, plus additional functions. This individual will have completed the necessary training consistent with local business unit practices for Specimen Processing. Prior to promotion to this level, the SPT I must show a strong proficiency in the following areas: Test ordering policy, specimen requirements related to test ordering. Additionally, must meet accuracy and production standards, and must meet all the job accountabilities and job requirements/environment indicated in the SPTI job description. The SPT II is involved in more complex processing which could include but not limited to, Microbiology processing, Frozen splits, Send outs, Cytology processing etc. Specific functions will require additional access in the laboratory computer system. Progression to this level requires that incumbent have a minimum of 1 year experience within the Specimen Processing department. Additionally, promotion to this level is normally given to internal candidates only. Duties and Responsibilities: 1. All responsibilities of the SPT I 2. Exceeds productivity and quality standards for SPT I 3. Solves more complex problems on a routine basis. 4. Demonstrates a basic understanding of how Specimen Processing impacts the testing laboratory. 5. Identifies problems with specimen types, missing information etc. and assigns the appropriate TIQ, and in some cases resolve them. 6. Understands the complex relationship between test(s) ordered and received. 7. Completes all required written documentation, legibly and within the assigned time frame. 8. Meets quality and production standards within 6 months of completing training. 9. Learn additional functions within Specimen Processing to allow for timely progression to the next level. 10. Adheres to all Quest Diagnostics, Inc. policies and procedures, including safety and compliance. 11. Performs all other duties as assigned. Education 1. High School or equivalent Work Experience: 1. Handles multiple tasks simultaneously and works in a production environment. 2. Communicates effectively with all levels of staff. 3. Maintains composure while working under pressure. 4. Reflects good judgment at all times when determining what action to take when resolving problems. 5. Works in a biohazard environment, practicing good safety habits. 6. Keeps work area neat and clean. 7. Able to sit or stand for long periods. 8. Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills that foster a positive environment. 9. Demonstrates flexibility and is able to adapt to change Special Requirements: 1. Must have at least 1 years experience in a laboratory environment or a production setting. 2. Medical background required which includes medical terminology applicable to a clinical laboratory. 3. Position requires strong data entry experience with abilities to exceed 6000 keystrokes/hour. Key Word Search: MA, Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy, PA, geriatric, pediatric, venipuncture, blood draw, PSC, IOP, specimen collection.

Other Information

Mon-Fri 8:30am to 4:30pm and in client office position located in Florence area

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Closing Statement

Quest Diagnostics has many career opportunities for individuals whose talent, initiative and dedication will complement our belief that the patient comes first and that values do matter. We work to earn our customers’ trust every day by providing the highest quality products and services in a professional, accessible and informative way. Our workforce is diverse and talented and believes in our vision: "Dedicated people improving the health of patients through unsurpassed diagnostic insights."

[All requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.]

Quest Diagnostics is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).

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