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Penn State Health Senior Laboratory Technical Specialist - Automated Testing in Hershey, Pennsylvania

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Hershey

Work Type: Full Time

FTE: 1.0

Shift: Night

Hours: Night, rotating weekends


Responsible to perform complex laboratory tests used in diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease, and to perform key sectional responsibilities including monitoring the Quality Control Program.

The Senior Laboratory Technical Specialist will be responsible for aiding the Night shift supervisor in monitoring and improving workflow through the department and 50% of time will be dedicated to working on department projects. The Automated Testing Lab is a high-volume, fully automated lab that uses the Cobas 8000 modular analyzer series and automated track.

Through provision of high quality diagnostic services and the practice of laboratory medicine, the Department of Pathology is committed to supporting the wide range of medical care provided at Penn State Health - 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, as well as Penn State Health St. Joseph Hospital in Reading, PA. Penn State Health shares an integrated strategic plan and operations with Penn State College of Medicine.

Hershey 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. The city offers cultural opportunities, affordable housing, great schools and plenty of outdoor activities.


Bachelor's Degree in Medical Technology/Medical Laboratory Science MT (ASCP) MLS (ASCP) or applicable certification plus 2 years job related experience.

NOTE: An individual with an Associate's Degree and who is certified as a MLT (ASCP) and who has 4 years laboratory experience will be considered in circumstances where accreditation guidelines and/or regulations do not conflict. (Ex: ASHI guidelines do not allow us to consider an MLT for a senior technical specialist role in HLA).

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 Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES), the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE). The applicant is responsible for paying the cost of the equivalency evaluation.


Good customer service and communication skills required.


Able to stand and walk frequently; sit constantly.

Able to lift/carry 0-20 lbs frequently; 21-75 lbs occasionally.

Able to push/pull 0-50 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 role.

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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