Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Work Type: Full Time
Hours: Night, rotating weekends
Responsible to perform complex laboratory tests used in diagnosis,
treatment, and prevention of disease, and to perform key sectional
responsibilities including monitoring the Quality Control Program.
The Senior Laboratory Technical Specialist will be responsible for
aiding the Night shift supervisor in monitoring and improving workflow
through the department and 50% of time will be dedicated to working
on department projects. The Automated Testing Lab is a high-volume,
fully automated lab that uses the Cobas 8000 modular analyzer series
and automated track.
Through provision of high quality diagnostic services and the practice
of laboratory medicine, the Department of Pathology is committed to
supporting the wide range of medical care provided at Penn State
Health - one of the leading teaching and research hospitals in the
country. It is a multi-hospital health system, Academic Medical
Center and Level 1 adult and pediatric trauma center serving patients
and communities across Central Pennsylvania. The system includes Penn
State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State Children's
Hospital, and Penn State Cancer Institute in scenic Hershey, PA, as
well as Penn State Health St. Joseph Hospital in Reading, PA. Penn
State Health shares an integrated strategic plan and operations with
Penn State College of Medicine.
Hershey is within a 2-hour drive to weekend destinations such as
Philadelphia, Washington DC, Annapolis, and Baltimore, and only a
3-hour drive from New York City. The city offers cultural
opportunities, affordable housing, great schools and plenty of outdoor
Bachelor's Degree in Medical Technology/Medical Laboratory Science MT
(ASCP) MLS (ASCP) or applicable certification plus 2 years job related
NOTE: An individual with an Associate's Degree and who is certified as
a MLT (ASCP) and who has 4 years laboratory experience will be
considered in circumstances where accreditation guidelines and/or
regulations do not conflict. (Ex: ASHI guidelines do not allow us to
consider an MLT for a senior technical specialist role in HLA).
Applicants trained outside of the United States must provide
documentation of equivalency evaluation of their education and
training to ensure it is equivalent to CLIA requirements. The
equivalency evaluations will be performed by a nationally recognized
organization. Ex. National Association Credential Evaluation Services,
Inc. (NACES), the Association of International Credential Evaluators,
Inc. (AICE). The applicant is responsible for paying the cost of the
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
Good customer service and communication skills required.
Able to stand and walk frequently; sit constantly.
Able to lift/carry 0-20 lbs frequently; 21-75 lbs occasionally.
Able to push/pull 0-50 lbs occasionally.
Able to climb occasionally; reach constantly.
Able to use hands for simple/firm grasping.
*Appended to this job description is the Work Task Analysis that
further describes the physical requirements appropriate for this role.
If chosen for this position, you may be required to pass a Post Offer
Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in
the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report. This job description is a
general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as
encompassing all duties performed within the position. All
individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will
undergo a background check appropriate for the position's
Penn State Health is an equal opportunity, affirmative action
employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to
all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age,
sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national
origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to
use our online application process due to an impairment or disability,
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Union: Non Bargained
* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.