Penn Medicine Medical Technologist in West Chester, Pennsylvania
Job ID :89412
Job Category: Medical Laboratory/Pathology
Specialty Area: Medical Laboratory/Pathology
Primary Shift: Day
Work Schedule: Part Time Day 7a-3:30p
Penn Medicine Entity: Chester County Hospital
Location: West Chester, PA
Address: 701 E Marshall St
Education Required: Per Position Description
Experience Required: Per Position Description
Employment Type: Part Time Regular 20+ hrs/wk
Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.
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Position Description :
The Chester County Hospital is seeking a Medical Technologist to perform routine laboratory work in microbiology. The position is part time, 40 hours per 2 week pay period, day shift and includes every other weekend (with a weekend incentive rate). There is also a holiday rotation. The ideal candidate will have previous microbiology experience. Individual must be certified as a Medical Laboratory Scientist, Medical Technologist or Medical Laboratory Technician. Individual must be able to train on dayshift. The laboratory at Penn Medicine Chester County is state of the art with excellent equipment, a knowledgeable staff and a pleasant environment.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Introduces self when interacting with patients, families, visitors or other employees.
Accomplishes routine and stat testing within established guidelines and produces accurate
results. Makes correct judgments about the validity of test results based on quality control data
and patient status.
Accommodates increased workload at peak times and maintains quality of results
Performs testing independently, demonstrating a thorough knowledge of department protocols and theoretical aspects of testing procedures.
Maintains complete and accurate logs or documents including QC, as required, according to
Uses autoverification and associated technologies to release results where validated. Verifies
non-autoverified results before release. Consults supervisor for assistance when necessary
Recognizes critical values and reportable results according to protocol. Reports critical
results appropriately to authorized caregivers and documents this action in the laboratory
Reports and documents QA related incidents to the section supervisor and the Laboratory’s
Understands and performs information system functions necessary for operations
- Demonstrates creative thinking and problem solving and knows when to seek appropriate
- Familiarity with Laboratory Exposure Control Plan which includes the Chemical Hygiene
Plan, Hazard Communication Program and OSHA Blood Borne Pathogen standard and applies
standard precautions to work practices and knows how to appropriately deal with chemical or
Demonstrates safe practices in the performance of assigned job duties.
Reports any unsafe practices or conditions to appropriate responsible parties.
Minimum Requirements :
Education Training and Experience
BS degree with MLS or MT preferred. Certifications, education, and/or experience must meet CLIA requirements for moderate and high complexity testing. Instrumentation experience preferred.
MLS(ASCP), MT (ASCP), MLT (ASCP), MT(HEW) or eligible.
Additional Information :
We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.
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