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Sr. Reagent Technician - Chantilly, VA req16535 in Chantilly, VA at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 12/30/2018

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    Chantilly, VA
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Job Description

Schedule:   Monday-Friday 8am - 4:30pm

Look for more than answers.  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 a clear dedication to service. It’s about providing clarity and hope.

As a Lab Technician 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 with professionalism, you can inspire colleagues, and you can care about the work we do and the people we serve.

At Quest, Lab Technicians play an essential role in our success and in the services we provide. As a career, we offer a unique opportunity to develop your career with the #1 Diagnostic Lab in the US. We are tech driven, and we’re creating the lab of the future – an environment where you can deliver cutting edge diagnostics and help us drive new discoveries and breakthroughs.

Job summary:

The Senior Reagent Technician is responsible for timely preparation of high quality laboratory reagents for use in technical areas, as well as dispensing and mixing chemicals and controls.  Actively participates in research and development of new and existing reagents. Complies with established quality control procedures and assists with the monthly inventory and ensures that supplies are ordered on a timely basis.  The incumbent actively supports and complies with all company and departmental policies and procedures.

Job responsibilities:
  1. Prepares reagents for use in technical departments according to established procedures.
  2. Dispense and mix chemicals and controls for use in technical departments.
  3. Perform daily pH meter and balance calibration.
  4. Transports and exchanges compressed gas cylinders for use in the technical departments as directed.
  5. Assists with the maintenance of the department’s computer protocols and the placement of reagent orders.
  6. Ensures client orders are processed in a timely manner.  Answers client questions and/or refers clients to a competent authority.
  7. Complies fully with established quality control procedures.
  8. Ensures that chemicals, reagents and supplies are delivered to the technical departments on a timely basis, so that tests are not delayed.
  9. Adheres to all established laboratory safety requirements.
  10. Required to use (a) personal protective equipment, (b) engineering controls and/or (c) work practice controls as directed by management.
  11. Performs other ancillary duties as assigned by a competent authority.
  12. Assist in the investigation and corrective of problems associated with reagents as directed and may require to work closely with laboratory personnel outside of immediate work area.
  13. Participate in research and development of new and existing reagents, as directed.
  14. Assists in training and development of new hires.
Physical Demands
  • Long periods of standing in one location.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and use material handling equipment to move large containers of products.
Job requirements:
  •  Experience, Education, and Licensure
  • Associates Degree in a Biological Science.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Basic theoretical and operational job knowledge necessary to perform assigned tasks.
  • Familiarity with laboratory apparatus and equipment.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to deal courteously and effectively with Quest Diagnostics employees and clients.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to follow procedures.