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Sonora Quest Laboratories | Phoenix, Arizona
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Banner University Medical Center: The Mega Micro Lab

Did you know? At Banner University Medical Center, Phoenix, our Micro Department is a super charged clinical laboratory that has seen some of the most unique and interesting microbiology testing in the entire Phoenix metropolitan area?

Not only is Banner University Medical Center a nationally recognized academic medical center, this world-class hospital is focused on coordinated clinical care, expanded research activities, and was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report in the top 50 hospitals nationally for specialty care areas including Geriatrics, Nephrology and Urology. They also tied as the No. 2 hospital in Arizona along with Banner - University Medical Center Tucson.

What makes us excited about our microbiology department is that we are a full-service, core facility that services multiple hospitals and some commercial work throughout the valley. We get to work on some very unique testing that involves Bacteriology, Mycology, and Mycobacteriology (AFB) using molecular and conventional testing. We are THE experts in the valley for Nocardia and support other local hospitals throughout the valley with their cases as well. Our department is continually growing and works at a very high volume averaging 20,000 diagnostics tests per month.

While the learning opportunities are incredible, we think the best thing about our lab is the camaraderie and team work our group displays on a daily basis. Our group works hard, and we are all dedicated to ensuring quality patient diagnostic outcomes so we support each other in a positive and understanding environment. It is not uncommon for our employees to become life-long friends, even after they've left our lab or the valley.

This lab is the perfect place for a passionate Clinical Microbiologist to work on some interesting and unique tests in a supportive environment that fosters learning and focuses on patient care. If you love Micro, come learn with us and grow your knowledge and career!

Sonora Quest Laboratories, a joint venture between Banner Health and Quest Diagnostics, is the nation's largest integrated laboratory system with approximately 3,100 employees serving more than 23,000 patients every day throughout Arizona. We are the market share leader in clinical laboratory testing in Arizona, performing more than 60 million diagnostic tests per year. We are CAP accredited and are the only healthcare company ever to receive our state's highest quality award, the Arizona Governor's Award for Quality.

We are seeking knowledgeable, resourceful, and adaptable employees who enjoy busy work environments, problem solving, and innovative process improvement. We want to have the best possible impact in patient diagnostic outcomes and are looking for like minded, patient focused folks who genuinely care about patient care.

We have multiple shifts available, both for on call and full time for both medical laboratory scientists and medical lab technicians in our busy micro lab!


* Bachelor's Degree in clinical laboratory science/medical technology, OR
* Certificate of completion of a Categorical equivalent of MLS program, OR
* Bachelor's Degree in chemical, physical or biological science and certification (MLS or categorical).
* Students may be hired at the job title equivalent in clinical laboratory science under the following conditions: Student is enrolled in a clinically recognized program (CLS), student's clinical rotation in the core area must be completed prior to working in that core area and student must complete program within one year of hire.
* Foreign educated candidates must provide a detailed credential evaluation from IERF (International Education Research Foundation) or other nationally recognized credentialing agency.
* For certain specialty disciplines ONLY (Toxicology, Clinical Mass Spectrometry, etc.) where no certification is available from a certifying agency, a Bachelor's Degree with one year of experience in that discipline is required. Individuals with specialty certification may only work in the discipline of their specialty.


* MT or categorical certification (ASCP, AMT, HEW, AAB).

About Sonora Quest Laboratories

Sonora Quest Laboratories operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, providing our customers with a comprehensive menu of routine and specialty laboratory tests and services. With the consolidated capabilities of our main testing laboratory, gene-based testing through our cytogenetic division - Palo Verde Laboratory, the hospital laboratories that are managed by our employees through Laboratory Sciences of Arizona, and the additional esoteric capabilities of Quest Diagnostics' Nichols Institute, we are able to offer unequaled convenience in utilizing one laboratory for all diagnostic and prognostic clinical testing needs. We also collaborate with Pathology Specialists of Arizona to support Sonora Quest Laboratories with medical direction and pathology services. Laboratory Sciences of Arizona was formed by an integration of Sonora Laboratory Sciences (now Sonora Quest Laboratories), an independent reference laboratory providing service to the medical community throughout Arizona , and the hospital laboratories of Banner Health. Laboratory Sciences of Arizona is governed via a Board of Directors appointed by Banner Health. The Laboratory Sciences of Arizona Board consists of members of senior management of Banner Health and representatives of Pathology Specialists of Arizona (PSA), our contracted pathology group. Laboratory Sciences of Arizona is an integrated laboratory system managing laboratories in the following facilities: Banner Baywood Medical Center & Banner Heart Hospital - Mesa , Arizona Banner Gateway Medical Center - Gilbert , Arizona Banner Desert Medical Center - Mesa , Arizona Banner Estrella Medical Center - Phoenix , Arizona Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center - Phoenix , Arizona Banner Thunderbird Medical Center - Glendale , Arizona Health Diagnostics Laboratory (HDL) - Phoenix , Arizona Page Hospital - Page, Arizona Sonora Quest Laboratories - Main Laboratory - Tempe , Arizona Sonora Quest Laboratories of Northern Arizona - Flagstaff , Arizona Sonora Quest Laboratories of Tucson - Tucson , Arizona Sonora Quest Laboratories of Tucson provides local laboratory services to Southern Arizona . We offer an extensive local test menu in addition to access to many convenient Patient Service Centers located within the Metropolitan Tucson area, as well as in Sierra Vista and Green Valley . Local Client Service, Warehouse, and Courier Departments are available to serve you. Please contact us at 520.886.8101 or 1.800.266.8101. Sonora Quest Laboratories of Northern Arizona (opening soon) is our latest addition, providing quality laboratory service to the communities of Northern Arizona . Local testing will be performed on many tests, allowing for timely results and improved patient care. Today, you may reach our local Client Service and Courier Departments at 928.774.2837 or 1.800.996.4809. Banner Health, our primary parent company, is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country. In the communities served - from Alaska to Arizona - Banner Health has more experience caring for patients than any other organization. Banner Health's mission: We exist to make a difference in people's lives through excellent patient care. Quest Diagnostics, along with Banner Health, is one of the Parent Companies of Sonora Quest Laboratories. Palo Verde Laboratory is a division of Sonora Quest Laboratories. Palo Verde Laboratory performs Cytogenetic Studies for physicians, hospitals, and health care providers on a national basis.

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