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Penn State Health Senior Laboratory Technical Specialist - Specimen Processing in Hershey, Pennsylvania

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Hershey

Work Type: Full Time

FTE: 1.0

Shift: Days

Hours: Days, Monday - Friday, rotating every 3rd weekend and holidays


The Senior Laboratory Technical Specialist will work closely with the Supervisor of the Specimen Processing Lab to help maintain efficiencies during day-to-day operations. Will be 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 Specimen Processing Area is responsible for receiving and processing approximately 9200 patient specimens daily. The department manages staff inquiries on patient results as well as on specimen requirements. The staff also handle referral testing inquiries and customer service requests.

Penn State Health is a large Academic Medical Center, Level I trauma center, Children's Hospital, and Cancer Institute. We offer competitive salary, a very comprehensive benefit package, and excellent paid time off. Hershey is only 2 hours from several great weekend destinations including Washington DC, Baltimore, Annapolis, and Philadelphia and only 3 hours from New York City. The area has affordable housing, great schools, rich cultural opportunities and lots 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.


*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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