Quest Diagnostics
Lab Assistant II - Pathology req78383
At a glance
Location: US-CO-Denver Map
Posted: 11/07/2021
Closing: 12/06/2021
Degree: Not Specified
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
Quest Diagnostics
Job description

Position: Lab Assistant II - Pathology  

Location: Denver, CO

Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:30pm

Basic Purpose:

The Pathology Laboratory Assistant II position is an entry level position for an individual with prior laboratory or hospital/medical experience.  The individual will perform routine and limited non-routine functions to aid in the preparation of pathology samples in a hospital-based pathology laboratory.  The individual will work under general supervision of trained, certified pathologists' assistants and/or pathologists.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1.         Under general supervision and according to policies and procedures, perform routine and limited non-routine activities involved in the preparation of slides, for microscopic evaluation by pathologist(s).
2.         Receive/collect, label and prepare tissue specimens for gross dissection.
3.         Process paperwork associated with accessioning and reporting.
4.         Monitor inventory, requisition and order supplies prior to depletion, stock and maintain laboratory supplies.
5.         May run and/or monitor pending lists.
6.         May generate and maintain department statistics.
7.         Operate, clean, and sterilize laboratory equipment, glassware, and instruments.  Maintain a clean workstation in the grossing area.
8.         Prepare reagents for tissue processing and routine slide staining, under direct supervision.
9.         Manually perform routine H&E staining.
10.       Manually perform coverslipping of stained slides.
11.       Perform routine maintenance and cleaning of equipment.
12.       With appropriate education and training, may assist technical staff with limited technical functions (Contact MQA-AP for specific guidance).
13.       Responsible for all assigned clerical duties associated with the Pathology laboratory.
14.       Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information concerning patients, physicians, employees, clients, vendors, and the Company.
15.       Ensure all corporate safety, quality control and quality assurance standards are met.
16.       Ensure compliance with all local, federal, CLIA and CAP regulations.
17.       Maintain a clean and well-organized work area.
18.       Other duties, as assigned by supervisor.

Supervision Exercised:





1. High School Education or equivalent.

2. 1 year of histopathology or other laboratory experience

3. Good clerical, organizational and communication skills.

4. 1 year of experience handling PHI and other patient information using an LIS

5. Basic knowledge of operating non-complex instrumentation.


1. College level science courses

2. 3 years of histopathology or other laboratory experience, including providing support to pathologists.

Physical and Mental Requirements:

- Ability to physically, audibly, and visually perform all functions.

- Ability to prioritize workflow

- Ability to stand for prolonged periods

- Ability to lift boxes weighing up to 40 pounds

- Good verbal skills

- Good decision making skills

Hourly Wage Estimate: $15.79 - 23.69

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

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required – exemptions from vaccination requirement for medical and religious reasons will be considered if a conditional offer of employment is extended. 

Lab Assistant II - Pathology req78383