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Quest Diagnostics

Referral representative I



Full Time

On Site


West Hills, California, United States

Referral representative I -West Hills,CA - Monday-Friday

The base hourly wage range for this position is from $19.00- $21.00. Salary offers are based on a wide range of factors including relevant skills, training, experience, education, and, where applicable, certifications obtained. Market and organizational factors are also considered. Successful candidates may be eligible to receive annual performance bonus compensation.

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. Depending on whether it is a part-time or full-time position, some of the benefits offered may 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 / Health Time
  • Variable Compensation Plans
  • Sales Incentive Plans

Handle all internal and external customer contact regarding Referral Testing. Receive, resolve and follow up with complex customer issues. Act as a liaison between internal and external customers and Referral vendors.

  • Retrieve, sort and process specimens for shipment to referral laboratories.
  • Ensure sample quality and accuracy. Identify problems with specimen types, missing information, incorrect temperature, quantity not sufficient, etc.
  • Prepare specimens and packages for shipment ensuring they are prepared according to IATA regulations.
  • Responsible for filing departmental documents.
  • Handle all customer inquiries regarding reporting of results, service failures and other quality issues to provide customer satisfaction.
  • Report laboratory results using established protocols.
  • Contact clients to resolve routine or medical/technical matters related to patient testing and result reporting using established protocols.
  • Perform investigations and provide resolution to complex Referral Testing issues.
  • Research test availability using established protocol for selecting a referral vendor.
  • Assist Client Services, Customers and Sales by effectively answering questions and responding to concerns in a timely manner.
  • Communicate all tests not performed [TNP's] and lab accidents to clients within 24 hours of notification. Document thoroughly; elevate issues of concern to supervisor.
  • Identify and escalate Reportable Quality incidents to supervisors.
  • Maintain work area in a safe, functional and sanitary condition.
  • Adhere to all established CLIA, HIPAA, OSHA and laboratory safety requirements.
  • Required to use (a) personal protective equipment, (b) engineering controls and/or (c) work practice controls as directed by management.
  • 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:

Minimum one (1) to two (2) years clinical laboratory experience.

Preferred Work Experience:

Customer service and/or medical background 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.


  • Basic understanding of the operations of Client Services and Specimen Processing.
  • Thorough understanding of Referral Testing.
  • Basic medical terminology applicable to clinical laboratory.


  • Must be detail-oriented, have the ability to work independently, establish work priorities and to handle several tasks simultaneously for maximum department efficiency.
  • Demonstrate strong independent problem-solving skills.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to deal courteously and effectively with supervisors, co-workers and clients.
  • Communication skills necessary to handle telephone inquiries from clients and vendors.
  • Ability to deal with patient and client information in a confidential manner.
  • Good data entry skills required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook) and Laboratory Information Systems.

High School Diploma or Equivalent(Required)