Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Work Type: PRN
The Lab Couriers are responsible for driving a Hershey Medical
Center lab courier vehicle to assigned clinic routes. Once at the
clinic sites Couriers pickup patient specimens and then deliver
mail, patient reports, and supplies to various hospital department
and practice sites. These individuals perform venipunctures on
adult and pediatric hospital patients and home bound patients in a
variety of settings including private homes, nursing homes, clinics
Additional responsibilities include retrieving blood products
from various outside locations and delivering to the blood bank and
maintaining a courier log to document time in/time out and
specimens retrieved. Couriers also participate in investigating
unclear physician orders for lab services and processing laboratory
specimens for analysis and entering into the lab computer
Couriers service a large geographical area and could involve
traveling distances up to an hour and a half from the Medical
High School Diploma or GED required.
6 months of phlebotomy experience required
A valid Driver's License with no moving violations within the
Ability to read, comprehend and follow verbal and written
Simple use of formulas, charts, tables, specification and
Must possess excellent interpersonal skills to interact with
Bedside glucose experiences preferred.
Courier experience preferred.
Able to sit & walk frequently; stand occasionally.
Able to lift/carry 0-20 lbs frequently; 21-50 lbs
Able to push/pull 0-10 lbs frequently.
Able to climb occasionally; reach constantly.
Able to use hands for simple/firm grasping.
ABOUT PENN STATE HEALTH:
Penn State Health is one of the leading teaching and research
hospitals in the country. It is a multi-hospital health system,
Academic Medical Center and Level 1 adult and pediatric trauma
center serving patients and communities across Central
Pennsylvania. The system includes Penn State Health Milton S.
Hershey Medical Center, Penn State Children's Hospital, and Penn
State Cancer Institute in scenic Hershey, PA. Penn State Health
shares an integrated strategic plan and operations with Penn State
College of Medicine.
ABOUT CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA:
We are proud to possess a vibrant downtown area which affords
exceptional cultural opportunities including the Hershey and
Harrisburg Orchestras, museums, a highly rated amusement park, the
Hershey Theater, farmer's markets and some of the finest dining in
the region. We are an easy distance from the Fulton Theater, York
Little Theater, Lancaster's Amish country, and walkable towns like
Hummelstown and Lititz.
For the outdoors enthusiast, we have ample opportunities for
hiking, biking, rowing, and hunting. For sports lovers, we are home
to the American Hockey League's Hershey Bears, the Minor League
Baseball's Harrisburg Senators, and the United Soccer League's Penn
FC. Central Pennsylvania is an exceptional combination of rural,
suburban, and city living is within a 2-hour drive to weekend
destinations such as Philadelphia, Washington DC, Annapolis, and
Baltimore, and only a 3-hour drive from New York City.
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
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our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is unapologetically
expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived
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employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
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Union: Non Bargained