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Penn Medicine Medical Technologist in West Chester, Pennsylvania

Medical Technologist

  • 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.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

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

  1. Introduces self when interacting with patients, families, visitors or other employees.

  2. 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.

  1. Accommodates increased workload at peak times and maintains quality of results

  2. 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

section protocols.

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

information system.

Reports and documents QA related incidents to the section supervisor and the Laboratory’s

Quality Manager.

Understands and performs information system functions necessary for operations

  1. Demonstrates creative thinking and problem solving and knows when to seek appropriate

consultation.

  1. 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

biological spills.

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.

Licensure/Certification 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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We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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