Lab Assistant I – Histology- Denver, CO req67359

Quest Diagnostics
Published
June 4, 2021
Location
Denver, CO
Category
Job Type

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Position: Lab Assistant I - Histology

Location: Denver, Colorado 

Schedule: Monday - Friday 8am-4:30pm

Position Summary:

The Histology Laboratory Assistant I position is an entry level position for an individual with little to no prior laboratory experience. The individual will perform very basic functions to aid in the preparation of histopathology samples. The individual will work under general supervision of trained, certified histotechnicians and/or histotechnologists.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Under general supervision and according to policies and procedures, perform routine activities involved in the preparation of histopathology slides.
2. Receive/collect, label and prepare tissue specimens for gross dissection.
3. Process paperwork associated with accessioning and reporting.
4. Monitor inventory, requisition supplies prior to depletion, stock and maintain laboratory supplies.
5. Operate, clean, and sterilize laboratory equipment, glassware, and instruments. Maintain a clean workstation in the grossing area.
6. Perform coverslipping of stained slides either manually or automated.
7. Responsible for all assigned clerical duties associated with the Histology laboratory.
8. Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information concerning patients, physicians, employees, clients, vendors, and the company.
9. Ensure all corporate safety, quality control and quality assurance standards are met.
10. Maintain a clean and well-organized work area.
11. Ensure compliance with all local, federal, CLIA and CAP regulations.
12. Other duties, as assigned by supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. High School Education or equivalent.
2. Good clerical, organizational and communication skills.
3. Basic knowledge of operating non-complex instrumentation.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications:
1. College level science courses
2. 1 year of histopathology or other laboratory experience

Hourly Wage Estimate: $14.35-21.53
Benefits Information: We are proud to offer best-in-class benefits and programs to support employees and their families in living healthy, happy lives. Our pay and benefit plans have been designed to promote employee health in all respects – physical, financial, and developmental. Some of the benefits offered include:
 Medical/Prescription Drugs
 Dental
 Vision
 Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
 Supplemental Health Plans
 401(k) Plan – Company match dollar-for-dollar up to 5%
 Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)
 Supplemental Life Insurance
 Dependent Life Insurance
 Short- and Long-Term Disability buy-up
 Blueprint for Wellness
 Emotional Well-Being Resources
 Educational Assistance
 Paid Time Off (PTO) / Health Time
 Variable Compensation Plans
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