Medical Lab Technician - Chemistry

Penn State Health St. Joseph Regional Health Network


Location:  US:PA:Reading

Work Type:  Full Time

FTE:  1.0

Shift:  Nights
4 10-hour nightshift position (Sunday night through Thursday morning) (1800-0430). 2 scheduled holidays per calendar year (Night Shift)


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




The Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT), under minimal supervision, is responsible for independently performing complex laboratory tests on blood, body fluids, cells, and tissues that includes standardized microscopic, chemical, and/or bacteriological testing. All the Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) testing is performed in accordance with laboratory policies and procedures, FDA, CAP, OSHA, CLIA, and Joint Commission regulations and guidelines. Test results are used in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.



Associates degree for Medical Laboratory Technician or bachelor's degree in a chemical, physical, or biological science from an accredited institution required.

Eligible to take the ASCP Board of Review exam for Medical Laboratory Technician, American Society of Clinical Pathology, (MLT(ASCP)) Certification.

MLT (ASCPCM) Certification must be obtained within 6 months of hire in order to retain position.




Extensive knowledge of the principles, methods, materials, equipment, and techniques of clinical laboratory science.

Working knowledge of recent laboratory developments, current literature, and sources of information in medical technology appropriate to the field of specialization.

Ability to perform assigned tasks according to procedures and to make accurate observations and records of test result.

Skilled in the use of medical laboratory equipment in the performance of required tests and examinations.




Excellent computer skills.

Proficient in Work and Excel.

Excellent organizational skills.

Excellent teaming skills.

Excellent problem solving skills.

Ability to work independently.


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.