Skip Navigation

Job Details All Job Opportunities

Medical Technologist - Microbiology - Weekend Position
  • Job ID: 77282
  • Job Category: Medical Laboratory/Pathology
  • Specialty Area: Medical Laboratory/Pathology
  • Primary Shift: Day
  • Work Schedule: 6:30a-3p e/o Sat and Sun
  • 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: Weekend No Benefits

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:
Penn Medicine Chester County Hospital is seeking a Medical Technologist to work dayshift, every other weekend in our Microbiology Lab. The ideal candidate will have plate reading 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 Hospital is state of the art with excellent equipment, a knowledgeable staff and a pleasant environment.

General Summary Statement
Position Requirements:  Performs a variety of routine and complex tests in one or more laboratory sections.  Demonstrates thorough knowledge of laboratory operations, including theoretical aspects of test procedures as well as other policies and routines.  Authorized by the laboratory director to perform testing (and result reporting*) in the clinical laboratory for which they have been proved competent.  Works under minimal supervision for specimen processing , test performance, and result reporting.  Note:  *Supervisory or director review is not required to report clinical laboratory results.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
1. Introduces self when interacting with patients, families, visitors or other employees
   Demonstrates respect for patient, visitor and employee privacy and confidentiality.
   Communicates clearly, directly and in a professional manner.  Provides information/facts
   accurately, completely and in a timely manner.  Appropriate telephone etiquette demonstrated
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.  
3.  Accommodates increased workload at peak times and maintains quality of results
4.  Orients and instructs new employees or students in the performance of tests, use of equipment,
    and laboratory section protocols as assigned. 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 auto verification and associated technologies to release results where validated. Verifies
     non-auto verified 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
5.  Accepts constructive feedback about performance or behaviors and shows evidence of change.
    Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for actions.
6.  Demonstrates creative thinking and problem solving and knows when to seek appropriate
7.  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.
8.  Offers to help other employees by providing assistance when needed
9.  Follows Hospital and departmental rules and policies.
    Maintains confidentiality of information.
    Keep in-services, training and credentials current.
10. Performs as a team player – displays consideration for the needs of others and work
11. Open to change and different approaches to work.  
     Recommends new approaches to solving operational problems, issues or concerns  
12.  Maintains good attendance/lateness standards in accordance with Hospital policy.

Minimum Requirements:
Education Training and Experience
BS degree with MT (ASCP) certification preferred with at least 2 year experience preferred or MLT (ASCP) or HEW required with at least 2 year experience preferred.  Certifications, education, and/or experience must meet CLIA requirements for moderate and complex testing.


CLIA “High Complexity” testing status required.  HT (ASCP) or MT/MLT (ASCP) required.  HTL (ASCP) considered desirable.

Work Environment and Hazards
Laboratory environment; may be exposed to potentially hazardous substances, contaminated specimens, or unpleasant odors.

Work Contact Group
Laboratory employees, Nursing staff, physicians, inpatients and outpatients, other hospital employees.

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.

Penn Medicine

Live Your Life's Work

EOE/AA, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran

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.