Medical Lab Technician - Penn State Health Medical Group Hematology & Oncology Services Camp Hill

Penn State Health Medical Group

 

Location:  US:PA:Camp Hill

Work Type:  Full Time

FTE:  1.0

Shift:  Days
Hours:  7:30a - 5:00p

 

JOB SUMMARY:

 

The Medical Lab Technician is responsible for performing complex laboratory tests on blood, body fluids, cells, and tissues.  Technicians will identify bacteria, parasites, and other microorganisms, analyze chemical content of fluids, and cross match blood for transfusion and organ transplantation, as well as aseptically prepare cells for use in cellular therapies.  The results of these tests are used in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. 

 

The Hematology Lab provides the following services:

 

Immunophenotyping by flow cytometry for leukemia/lymphoma/ PNH/lymphocyte subset analysis

 

Hepatitis C RNA quantitation and genotyping

 

HIV viral load and genotyping for drug resistance

 

Factor VIII antigen assay (von Willebrand factor antigen) and ristocetin CoFactor assay (von willebrand factor activity)

 

Specialized platelet function testing (platelet function screen by PFA-100 and platelet aggregation)

 

Technical assistance for bone marrow collection procedures and staining of bone marrow aspirate slides.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

 

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

 

MLT (ASCP) – Medical Laboratory Technician, American Society of Clinical Pathology Certification required OR must be ASCP certified within one year of employment at the Penn State Hershey Department of Pathology. 

 

Good customer service and communication skills required

 

Must be self-motivated and able to prioritize work. 

 

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. 

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:

 

Good customer service and communication skills required.

 

Must be self-motivated and able to prioritize work.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Laboratory experience in a hospital setting preferred

 

Penn State Health Offers an exceptional benefit package including but not limited to:

 

Generous Paid Time Off and Personal Time

 

Medical Benefits (No waiting period)

 

Dental and Vision Benefits

 

75% Penn State University Tuition Discount (Full-Time Employees): This benefit extends to dependents after one year

 

Matching 401K retirement plan

 

ABOUT PENN STATE HEALTH:

 

Penn State Health is one of the leading teaching and research hospitals in the country.  It is a multi-hospital health system, Academic Medical Center and Level 1 adult and pediatric trauma center serving patients and communities across Central Pennsylvania.  The system includes Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State Children's Hospital, and Penn State Cancer Institute in scenic Hershey, PA.  It also includes Penn State Health Saint Joseph’s Medical Center in Reading, PA, Penn State Health Holy Spirit Medical Center in Camp Hill, PA, and Penn State Health Hampden Medical Center in Enola, PA.  Penn State Health shares an integrated strategic plan and operations with Penn State College of Medicine.

 

ABOUT CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA: 

 

We are proud to possess a vibrant downtown area which affords exceptional cultural opportunities including the Hershey and Harrisburg Orchestras, museums, a highly rated amusement park, the Hershey Theater, farmer’s markets and some of the finest dining in the region.  We are an easy distance from the Fulton Theater, York Little Theater, Lancaster’s Amish country, and walkable towns like Hummelstown and Lititz. 

 

For the outdoors enthusiast, we have ample opportunities for hiking, biking, rowing, and hunting.  For sports lovers, we are home to the American Hockey League’s Hershey Bears, the Minor League Baseball’s Harrisburg Senators, and the United Soccer League’s Penn FC.   Central Pennsylvania is an exceptional combination of rural, suburban, and city living is within a 2-hour drive to weekend destinations such as Philadelphia, Washington DC, Annapolis, and Baltimore, and only a 3-hour drive from New York City. 

 

 

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 hrsolutions@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF for more detailed steps for assistance.