Performs and reports various analyses from multiple specimen sources. Performs duties to provide the highest level of patient care and maximize patient satisfaction. Meets the qualifications to provide care for patients in the specific age range on their assigned clinical area.
Maintains an expected level of productivity.
Manages multiple work processes efficiently.
Completes tasks in a timely manner.
Handles specimens properly.
Confirms identification and specimen suitability.
Uses appropriate accessioning procedures.
Recognizes discrepancies on patient orders.
Resolves and reports problems and solutions as appropriate.
Performs and records instrument maintenance, troubleshooting, and quality control.
Replenishes reagents and supplies according to established protocols.
Follows established reporting procedures, computerized, verbal, and manual as appropriate.
Navigates and accesses multiple computer applications as needed for job functionality.
Assists in the training and orientation of new employees.
Participates in educational activities to maintain current knowledge in the field.
Successful completion of initial and subsequent competency exams required.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures.
The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
As a generalist with our first shift medical laboratory team, you'll find a balance between automation and manual testing. You'll work in multiple areas and refine your skills through time spent in Chemistry, Hematology, Coagulation, and Urinalysis! As a member of the laboratory team at Geisinger Medical Center (GMC), you'll support a 500+ bed Level I trauma and comprehensive stroke center AND perform testing for the entire eight-hospital system.
GMC boasts state-of-the-art automated testing equipment, with the volume of specimens processed at GMC, you'll test abnormal specimens daily in addition to completing life-saving routine testing like hemoglobin A1C, lipids, kidney function, drug screens, and volatiles. This role will perform testing, support quality control measures, and troubleshoot instrumentation.
GMC also offers opportunities for specialized testing generally performed in a reference laboratory; Flow Cytometry to aid in the diagnosis of Lymphoma and Leukemias; Toxicology to aid in identifying drugs of abuse and management of compliance of other drugs. GMC medical technologists are also responsible for testing for serum and urine protein electrophoresis, allergens, autoimmune diseases, infectious diseases, specialty coagulation, etc.
Our day shift medical technologists can also work in a satellite laboratory within our cancer center that promotes close interactions with nursing, physicians, and phlebotomists providing real-time testing for our patients.
Benefits start on day one of employment and include comprehensive health coverage, generous PTO, 5% retirement contribution, and more! Geisinger supports your continued education and certification. Tuition reimbursement is available for all full-time employees for job-related undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs.
Education Qualification and Details
Medical Technologist/Medical Laboratory Scientist:
Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college/university AND successful completion of an ASCP/NAACLS-accredited Medical Technology program OR;
Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college/university with a major in biological, chemical, physical or clinical laboratory science AND ASCP categorical certification OR;
Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college/university with a major in biological, chemical, physical, or clinical laboratory science AND at least two years' experience in a role equivalent to that of a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) in a clinical laboratory
Medical Lab Technician:
Associate degree in a laboratory science with certification (or eligible new graduate) from an accredited institution as a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT)
Familiarity with medical terminology and laboratory information systems preferred.
Military experience will be considered. US Army 68K Medical Laboratory Specialist, US Navy Medical Laboratory Technician, US Air Force Medical Laboratory Apprentice.
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners. Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We know that a diverse workforce with unique experiences and backgrounds makes our team stronger. Our patients, members and community come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it takes a diverse workforce to make better health easier for all. We are proud to be an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.
We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh FoodFarmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencingprograms, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 1...3 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers. What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.