Medical Lab Scientist I - DAY SHIFT - Automated Testing Lab

Penn State Health - Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Hershey
Work Type: Part Time
FTE: 0.50
Shift: Day
Hours: 7:30a - 4:00p

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 spouse/dependents to PSU and Affiliate locations

Elder Care/Child Care Resources

Life Insurance

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.

As a member of the Automated Testing Lab, you’ll be part of talented team who will have an opportunity to perform testing in Hematology, Coagulation, Chemistry, Urinalysis, Blood Gases, and Electrophoresis. Performing over 5,000,000 tests per year including specialty testing, there is ample opportunity to expand your skillset and experience various disciplines in the lab setting.

We are a patient focused lab seeking innovative and forward-thinking team members who are eager to utilize their talents to perform and improve patient testing.


·Perform complex laboratory tests on blood, urine, and body fluids primarily in Hematology, Chemistry, Coagulation, Urinalysis, and Blood Gases

·Perform QC, calibrations, and maintenance on various instrumentation

·Troubleshoot and problem solve

·Review pending logs

Perform proficiency testing


Bachelor's Degree in Medical Technology/Medical Laboratory Science MT (ASCP) MLS (ASCP) or applicable certification plus 2 years job related experience. 

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 equivalency evaluation. 


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.

    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