Medical Lab Scientist - Core Lab - CHEMISTRY

Penn State Health St. Joseph Regional Health Network


Location:  US:PA:Reading

Work Type:  Full Time

FTE:  1.0

Shift:  Nights
Hours:  8



*Experienced/Certified Medical Lab Scientist may qualify for up to a $5,000 sign on bonus!




Under minimal
supervision the Medical Laboratory Scientist / Clinical Laboratory Scientist / Medical Technologist is responsible for independently performing and reporting all test analyses according to physician orders in accordance with laboratory policies and procedures, FDA, CAP, AABB, OSHA, CLIA, and JCAHO regulations to facilitate optimum quality patient care. The Medical Laboratory Scientist / Clinical Laboratory Scientist / Medical Technologist tests are used in the diagnosis and treatment of disease and include specimen processing, test performance and maintaining of test results. Some procedures are complex and require professional judgment.




Bachelor's Degree in the field of medical technology or related science required.



At least one year of clinical lab experience preferred.



ASCP or equivalent certification as a Medical Laboratory Scientist / Clinical Laboratory Scientist/ Medical Technologist. If certified after 2004, ASCP Certification Maintenance must be current.


Alternative for external candidates:


Eligible to take the ASCP Board of Review exam for Medical Laboratory Scientist, MLS (ASCP)CM.

*Certification must be obtained within 6 months of hire in order to retain position.


St. Joseph Medical Center offers an exceptional benefit package including but not limited to: 

·       Health, Vision, and Dental plans effective first day of hire

·       Wellness programs

·       Employee discounts

·       Generous Paid time off for work/life balance


About St. Joseph Medical Center:

Located in the heart of Berks County in Reading, PA, St. Joseph Medical Center first opened its doors in 1873. The new 204 bed state of the art hospital, located on Bernville Road, opened in 2006 and in 2015 became the first hospital to join the Penn State Health organization.  Penn State Health St. Joseph is dedicated to the health, education and wellness of the community.




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, marital 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 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday – Friday, email or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF for more detailed steps for assistance.