Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Work Type: Full Time
Join a team of Blood Bank professionals providing high quality
diagnostic services that play a vital role in positive outcomes for
The Medical Lab Scientist is responsible for performing complex
laboratory tests on blood, body fluids, cells, and tissues.
Scientists will identify bacteria, parasites, and other
microorganisms, analyze chemical content of fluids, and cross match
blood for transfusion and organ transplantation, as well as
aseptically prepare cells for use in cellular therapies. The
results of these tests are used in the diagnosis, treatment, and
prevention of disease.
The Blood Bank at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is
comprised of 2 critical areas: The Apheresis Clinic provides
clinical procedural services for both inpatient and outpatient
populations and the Transfusion Medicine Laboratory provides pre-
and post- transfusion testing, blood products, and Rhophylac. The
Blood Bank team is responsible for maintaining adequate inventory
for blood product transfusion and performing all necessary
manipulations of product to best meet patients' needs.
Bachelor's degree in Medical Laboratory Science, Medical
Technology, or Clinical Laboratory Science required.
MLS (ASCP) - Medical Laboratory Scientist, American Society of
Clinical Pathology, CLT (HHS) Clinical Laboratory Technologist,
Health and Human Services Certification, and/or category specific
technologist certifications offered by the American Society of
Pathology such as BB (ASCP), C(ASCP), H(ASCP), M(ASCP), and
Must be ASCP Certified within one year of employment at the Penn
State Hershey Department of Pathology.
Good customer service and communication skills required
Must be self-motivated and able to prioritize work.
Applicants trained outside of the United States must provide
documentation of equivalency evaluation of their education and
training to ensure it is equivalent to CLIA requirements. The
equivalency evaluations will be performed by a nationally
recognized organization. Ex: National Association Credential
Evaluations Services, Inc. (NACES), the Association of
International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE). The applicants is
responsible for paying the cost of the equivalency evaluation.
Laboratory experience in a Blood Bank setting preferred
Able to stand frequently, walk frequently, sit constantly.
Able to lift/carry 0-20 lbs frequently; 21-50 lbs
Able to push 0-50 lbs occasionally.
Able to pull 0-20 lbs frequently; 21-50 lbs occasionally.
Able to climb occasionally, reach constantly.
Able to use hands for simple/firm grasping.
- Appended to this job description is the Work Task Analysis that
further describes the physical requirements appropriate for this
Penn State Health Offers an exceptional benefit package
including but not limited to:
- Generous Paid Time Off and Personal Time
- Medical Benefits (No waiting period)
- Dental and Vision Benefits
- 75% Penn State University Tuition Discount (Full-Time
o This benefit extends to dependents after one year
- Matching 401K retirement plan
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
Penn State Health is fundamentally committed to the diversity of
our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is unapologetically
expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived
experiences. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action
employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender
identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin,
political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy),
sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic
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Union: Non Bargained