Lab Assistant - Histology - On Call

Lab Assistant - Histology - On Call

Quest Diagnostics Incorporated | Pompano Beach, FL, 33073, US
Salary Range:$27,000 – $31,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted 15 days ago

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Job Description

Schedule: On-Call, as needed

Performs very basic functions to assist in the preparation of histopathology samples.

* Perform routine activities involved in the preparation of histopathology slides under general supervision and according to policies and procedures.
* Receive/collect, label and prepare tissue specimens for gross dissection.
* Process paperwork associated with accessioning and reporting.
* Monitor inventory, requisition supplies prior to depletion; stock and maintain laboratory supplies.
* Clean, sterilize, organize and maintain work area, glassware and laboratory equipment (e.g., refrigerators, freezers, and supply cabinets, as needed).
* Perform coverslipping of stained slides both manually and automated.
* Responsible for all assigned clerical duties.
* Comply with all health, quality and safety policies, procedures and practices. Required to use personal protective equipment.
* 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.


Required Work Experience:


Preferred Work Experience:

One (1) year of previous histopathology or other laboratory experience and/or training preferred.

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 laboratory instruments and apparatuses all of which demand significant manual dexterity.


* Basic knowledge of operating non-complex instrumentation.


* Must demonstrate the ability to follow a series of steps without confusion or errors on an ongoing basis and retain the information once learned.

* Must be detail-oriented, have the ability to work independently, establish work priorities and to handle several tasks simultaneously for maximum department efficiency.

* Communication and interpersonal skills necessary to deal courteously and effectively with supervisors, co-workers and clients.

* Ability to deal with client information in a confidential manner.

* Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook) and Laboratory Information Systems.

* Ability to enter 6,000 alphanumeric keystrokes/hour.


High School Diploma or Equivalent(Required)

Some College Courses