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Medical Technologist - Microbiology
  • Job ID: 77889
  • Job Category: Medical Laboratory/Pathology
  • Specialty Area: Medical Laboratory/Pathology
  • Primary Shift: Day
  • Work Schedule: 2 out of 4 weekends-day shift
  • 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

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Position Description:
If you are a driven, detail oriented, certified Medical Laboratory Scientist, Medical Technologist or Medical Laboratory Technician, this may be the job for you.
Chester County Hospital is seeking a Medical Technologist to perform routine laboratory work in microbiology. The laboratory at Penn Medicine Chester County Hospital is state of the art and has excellent equipment, a knowledgeable staff and a supportive work environment. We are searching for someone that demonstrates thorough knowledge of general laboratory operations and can work under minimal supervision for specimen processing, test performance, and result reporting.

• 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.
• 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.

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.

Licensure/Certification Preferred

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.

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