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At Quest, Medical Technologist/Clinical Lab Scientist 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.
Sr. Medical Technologist - Microbiology - 1st Shift - **Sign On Bonus** Hackensack, NJ req68649
Sr. Medical Technologist - Microbiology - Hackensack, New Jersey
Shift: Monday to Friday, 7 am to 3:30 pm with weekend and holiday rotation
**Sign On Bonus**
Basic Purpose :
The Senior Medical Technologist is proficient in all principle duties of a Medical Technologist I and II. This Subject Matter Expert (SME) is responsible for complex laboratory testing and has broad decision-making authority and independence. The Senior Med Tech is required to provide technical direction to staff regarding complex and non-routine testing and is a source of contact of inquiries from clients or sales representatives. The Senior is responsible for investigating and resolving analytical testing problems and recommending course of action. The Senior is responsible for training and development of staff under the direction of the Supervisor in accordance to the appropriate federal, state and local guidelines.
Duties and Responsibilities :
Applies evidence based criteria to correlate and interpret laboratory testing data
Performs clinical validation to optimize laboratory testing as directed
Assumes role of technical subject matter expert by demonstrating problem solving and troubleshooting instrumentation and assays
Serve as a technical resource for the unit 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.
Assumes role of technical consultant and provides technical direction to team members regarding all matters of testing
Assumes trainer and SME role in education; designs and implements training material. Evaluates technical competencies of team and provides recommendations for continuing education
Proficient in understanding and interpreting trends and variables when implementing QC theory and policies
Review requests for validity checks and recommend an appropriate course of action taking into account the limitations of specimen requirements and the effects of time and the quality of additional and/or repeat testing.
Expedites 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.
Review unit activities to ensure compliance with departmental policies and federal, state, and local regulations.
Competent in most areas within the department
Participates on special project as assigned
Performs other duties as directed by Supervisor
Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology or Laboratory Science
Foreign educated candidates must provide a detailed credential evaluation from IERF (International Education Research Foundation). United States educated candidates must provide a detailed original transcript.
5 years of clinical experience in Microbiology
Internal applicants must be in good standing and rated an Achieves or better during their annual performance appraisal within the last two years
Physical and Mental: Indicate any physical or mental demands that must be met to successfully perform the principal responsibilities of the position (e.g., routinely lifts 25 pounds, sitting or standing for prolong periods of time)
Must demonstrate effective communication and collaboration skills within department as well as with other functions within the company and third parties (ie.clients)
Must have the ability to establish work priorities for self and others and handle several procedures simultaneously including troubleshooting instruments and other problems/issues.
Ability to schedule and manage resources to meet department goals.
Must protect patient confidentiality at all times.
All requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Quest Diagnostics is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Women / Minorities / Veterans / Disabled / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity / Citizenship.
Internal Number: 68649
About Quest Diagnostics
We are an industry leader with a longstanding reputation for exceptional quality and stability in our market. We inspire action, illuminate answers, and advocate better health.
At Quest Diagnostics, we are dedicated to continuously improving patient health. We are the world’s leading provider of diagnostic testing, services, and information that patients and doctors rely on to make better healthcare decisions.
Each day, we impact the lives of millions, serving one in three American adults. Our continuous pursuit to discover and innovate enables us to create new solutions every day, many of which are now industry standards of care. Diagnostic tests influence about 66% of clinical decision making.