Laboratory Section Chief - Blood Bank

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Hershey
Work Type: Full Time
FTE: 1.00
Shift: Day
Hours: Varied Day Shift Hours

**$5,000 Sign On Bonus - eligible to those that qualify**

Come join our team at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center! By joining our Laboratory Team, your expertise and experience will be essential in furthering our mission of providing high quality, safe and effective care to our patients and the surrounding community.

Our hospital, Hershey Medical Center, is a 610 bed Academic Medical Center with a variety of complex services, including a comprehensive cancer center, cardiovascular and heart transplant center, state of the art Women’s Health and Neonatal care, nationally ranked pediatric services and Level I Pediatric and Adult Trauma programs.

Within the Department of Pathology, our laboratory team falls into two sections, Clinical Pathology and Anatomic Pathology. Our Clinical Pathology Team is comprised of the Automated Testing Laboratory, Phlebotomy, Special Hematology, Blood Bank, Hematopoietic Cell Therapy, Microbiology and Virology, while our Anatomic Pathology Team includes Cytology, Decedent Care, Histology, Histocompatibility and Molecular Diagnostics. Together, we perform over 8.7 million tests annually that are critical for an accurate diagnosis, treatment and ongoing care for our patients.

What we can offer you?

For eligible full time and part time employees Penn State Health offers a wide variety of career opportunities, a great work culture and generous benefits, most starting day one!

Paid Time Off and Personal Time

Medical Benefits (No waiting period)

Dental and Vision Benefits

Penn State University Tuition Assistance (Full-Time Employees): 75% Tuition discount for employee/spouse/dependents to PSU and Affiliate locations

Elder Care/Child Care Resources

Life Insurance

As the Blood Bank Laboratory Section Chief, you will have oversight of daily operations for our Blood Bank/Transfusion Service and Apheresis Department. On an annual basis, our team dispenses more than 37,000 blood products for transfusion and performs more that 1,200 therapeutic procedures and cellular therapy collections. In this role, you will be responsible for leading a talented team of technologists, technicians, lab associates and nurses, introducing new testing methodologies and instrumentation, managing interdepartmental quality projects, maintaining regulatory compliance, and more.


Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology/Medical Laboratory Science/Clinical Laboratory Science or an applicable Health Science Field that contained clinical laboratory rotations as part of the degree requirements.

5 years of Team Lead/Supervisory experience in a laboratory setting is required.

An advanced specialty professional certification in the clinical area of interest may substitute for the years of Team Lead Supervisory experience, but a minimum of 3 years of job related experience is required (Non-Team Lead/Supervisor role).

A Master’s degree in a Health Science field may substitute for one of the three years of job related experience.

An ASCP or other nationally recognized clinical laboratory certification is required

Good communication, computer and customer service skills, expert technical knowledge and skills, and knowledge of applicable regulations required

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 Evaluations Services, Inc. (NACES), the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE). The applicants is responsible for paying the cost of the equivalency evaluation. 


Good communication, computer and customer service skills required.

Expert technical knowledge and skills required.

Knowledge of applicable regulations required.


Supervisory experience preferred. 

Laboratory Certification preferred.

Project management skills preferred.

If chosen for this position, you may 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.

Penn State Health is fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is unapologetically expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, martial status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please call 717-531-8440 between the hours of 7:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday, email [email protected] or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF for more detailed steps for assistance.

Union: Non Bargained