Lancaster General Health Medical Technologist in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Company

Lancaster General Hospital

Cost Center

5025 LAB-Blood Bank Tech Area

Supervisory Organization

Laboratory - Blood Bank Tech Area

Grade

G13

Summary

Job Title: Medical Technologist

This position is located in the Blood Bank at Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster, PA.

Hours would be Full-time, 1.0, 80hr/2weeks working 3:00pm to 11:30 pm with every third weekend and 2 holidays per year .

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SUMMARY: Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine is currently seeking a Medical Technologist. The Medical Techt performs routine and special diagnostic test procedures , as well as supporting Quality Control and documentation, function verification, instrument maintenance, associated specimen collection , and clerical work as required.

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS:

  • Performs and documents Quality Control. Verifies functioning of instruments.

  • Performs initial evaluation and handling of incoming specimens: separation, centrifugation and preservation procedures; sorts and organizes specimen batches.

  • Organizes, labels and numbers specimen, worksheets, and appropriate test materials in test set-up. Measures and dispenses specimens and reagents in test system.

  • Monitors manual functions of test system and instruments to assure accuracy and precision; performs and runs standards, patient samples, programmed controls through automated or manual protocols.

  • Records and evaluates programmed quality control results according to established control limits; follows corrective action procedures for out-of-control situations.

  • Enters test results and related data into laboratory computer and into logbook after controls are evaluated and found to be within limits; calls "alert values" to appropriate caregivers. Accurately reports test results, understanding the inter-relationships between patient condition, medication and timing of specimen collection.

  • Performs routine scheduled maintenance, cleaning and decontamination of instruments, equipment, and work areas not cleaned by Environmental Services personnel.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Completion of a medical lab science program or Bachelor of Science required.

  • MT or MLT issued by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists or equivalent agency must be obtained within 6 months of hire.

  • One year of clinical internship or lab experience

This position requires a Professional Certification.

Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, at http://lancastergeneralhealth.org/LGH/ a member of the University of Pennsylvania Health System (Penn Medicine), at https://www.pennmedicine.org/ is a 631-licensed bed not-for-profit health system with a comprehensive network of care encompassing Lancaster General Hospital (LGH), Women & Babies Hospital and the Lancaster Rehabilitation Hospital (in partnership with Kindred Healthcare) . Our membership in Penn Medicine brings together the strengths of a world-renowned, not-for-profit academic medical center and a nationally recognized, not-for-profit community healthcare system.

Outpatient services are provided at the Downtown Outpatient and Suburban Outpatient Pavilions, along with additional outpatient centers and Express and Urgent Care locations throughout the region. Lancaster General Health Physicians is a network of more than 300 primary-care and specialty physicians, at more than 40 offices throughout the region . Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is a private, co-educational, Middle States-accredited four-year college offering a variety of associate and baccalaureate degree and certification programs in healthcare.

A four time designated Magnet hospital for nursing excellence, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health has been recognized regionally and nationally for clinical excellence and patient safety; and ranked nationally by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s best hospitals in 2015-16 in three specialties. It is also one of only seven hospitals in the country with all of the following distinctions:

5 Star Rating on Medicare.gov Hospital Compare

Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals 2017 at https://www.healthgrades.com/hospital-directory/pennsylvania-pa/lancaster-general-hospital-hgst7169e6a6390100

Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade A

US News List of High Performing Hospitals at https://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/pa/lancaster-general-hospital-6231120

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