Medical Lab Technician - Histocompatibility Laboratory
Penn State Health
Location: Hershey, Pennsylvania
Internal Number: 123
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Work Type: Part Time
Shift: Varied Hours: Varied
Join a team of laboratory professionals providing high quality diagnostic services that play a vital role in positive outcomes for our patients!
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 Histocompatibility Lab performs testing such as HLA typing, HLA antibody screening/identification, and lymphocyte crossmatch. The lab also provides essential testing for donor selection, evaluation of immunological risk, and diagnosis of rejection in various types of transplantation. In addition, the lab performs testing for platelet transfusion support and HLA typing for research/clinical laboratories.
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.
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)
o 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. 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.
If chosen for this position, you may be 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.
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