Penn State Health Medical Lab Scientist I - Special Hematology Lab in Hershey, Pennsylvania

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Hershey

Work Type: Full Time

FTE: 1.0

Shift: Day

JOB SUMMARY:

The Flow Cytometry laboratory scientist is responsible for efficient and accurate performance of high complexity flow cytometry testing, following established procedures, and maintaining proper quality control. Flow Cytometry results provide necessary information for the diagnosis and treatment of leukemias, lymphomas, and other blood disorders. The laboratory scientist will also be responsible for lymphocyte subset testing, which aids in the diagnostic evaluation of primary immunodeficiencies. This position will contribute to the development and validation of new flow cytometry assays that appropriately adhere to CLIA and CAP regulations.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor's degree in Medical Laboratory Science, Medical Technology or Clinical Laboratory Science required.

MLS (ASCP) - Medical Laboratory Scientist, American Society (ASCP), CLT (HHS) Clinical Laboratory Technologist, Health and Human Services Certification, and/or category specific technologist certifications offered by American Society of Pathology such as BB(ASCP), C(ASCP), H(ASCP), M(ASCP), and MB(ASCP) required.

Must be ASCP Certified within one year of employment at the Penn State Hershey Department of Pathology.

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.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:

Desire to learn and expand skillset.

Uses critical thinking skills when reviewing and releasing test resu

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Excellent interpersonal skills.

Advanced organizational and analytical skills.

Demonstrated attention to detail.

Team-oriented and results-driven.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:

Able to stand frequently, walk frequently, sit constantly.

Able to lift/carry 0-20 lbs frequently; 21-50 lbs occasionally.

Able to push 0-50 lbs occasionally.

Able to pull 0-20 lbs frequently; 21-50 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.

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.

Penn State Health is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 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.

Union: Non Bargained