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Penn State Health Cytology/FISH Processing Technologist - Cytology in Hershey, Pennsylvania

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Hershey

Work Type: Full Time

FTE: 1.0

Shift: Varied

Hours: Varied

Join a team of Laboratory professionals providing high quality diagnostic and clinical services that play a vital role in positive outcomes for our patients!


The Cytology/FISH processing technologist is responsible to perform cytology processing techniques for non-gyn, fine Needle aspirations and gyn specimens and Fluorescent insitu hybridization processing of surgical and cytology specimens. The results of these tests are used in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease.

Technologists understand the theory behind cytology laboratory methods and operate cytology instrumentation used to obtain test results. In addition, this individual performs instrument maintenance, calibrations, quality control and test procedures, troubleshooting and refers questionable or unusual cases to the Lead Cytotechnologist or Pathologist. In conjunction with the Lead Cytotechnologist or Manager, this role will manage day to day operations of the FISH processing, all aspects of the

technical processing workflow from receiving FISH orders to QA. The Technologist also ensures compliance with all regulatory, safety and accrediting agency requirements and maintains continuing education requirements as defined by laboratory policy and certification agency requirements.


Bachelor's degree in Medical Laboratory Science, Medical Technology, or Science required.

Within one year of employment complete the ASCT course “Cytopreparation Laboratory” and Technical Competence in Paraffin based Fluorescent in situ Hybridization (FISH).


ASCP certification preferred.


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.


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 position's responsibilities.

Penn State Health is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please call 717-531-8440 between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday – Friday, email or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF for more detailed steps for assistance.

Union: Non Bargained

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