Lab Associate Blood Bank - Blood Bank

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center


Location:  US:PA:Hershey

Work Type:  Part Time

FTE: 0.5

Shift:  Days
Hours:  Days



Responsible for evaluating blood donors to determine eligibility for donation. Also responsible for determining blood component availability for patients; verifying physician laboratory orders and insurance coverage for apheresis patients; registering patients in hospital registration system; preparing blood components from fresh whole blood units; accessioning patient specimens into the laboratory information system; modifying blood products for patient requirements and issue. Assists in maintaining laboratory compliance through management of critical documents, temperature monitoring system documentation and inventory management.



High school diploma plus 1 year job related experience required.


Microsoft Word and Excel experience required.

Ability to understand Insurances and pass necessary exams required.

Ability to learn computer applications (BBCS, Sunquest, Cerner, Powerchart) required.

Good phone, communication and customer service skills required.

Good math skills required.

Knowledge of medical terminology required.

Ability to understand orders from physicians, nurses and technologists.


Medical Office assistant training preferred

Experience in clinic, donor center and/or hospital setting preferred.



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 responsibilities.


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Union: Non Bargained