• University of Pennsylvania Health System
  • Healthcare - Allied Health
  • Full-Time

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Penn Medicine Chester County Hospital is seeking a Medical Technologist to work dayshift, every other weekend in our Microbiology Lab. The ideal candidate will have plate reading experience. Individual must be certified as a Medical Laboratory Scientist, Medical Technologist or Medical Laboratory Technician. Individual must be able to train on dayshift. The laboratory at Penn Medicine Chester County Hospital is state of the art with excellent equipment, a knowledgeable staff and a pleasant environment.

General Summary Statement

Position Requirements: Performs a variety of routine and complex tests in one or more laboratory sections. Demonstrates thorough knowledge of laboratory operations, including theoretical aspects of test procedures as well as other policies and routines. Authorized by the laboratory director to perform testing (and result reporting*) in the clinical laboratory for which they have been proved competent. Works under minimal supervision for specimen processing , test performance, and result reporting. Note: *Supervisory or director review is not required to report clinical laboratory results.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

1. Introduces self when interacting with patients, families, visitors or other employees

Demonstrates respect for patient, visitor and employee privacy and confidentiality.

Communicates clearly, directly and in a professional manner. Provides information/facts

accurately, completely and in a timely manner. Appropriate telephone etiquette demonstrated

2. Accomplishes routine and stat testing within established guidelines and produces accurate

results. Makes correct judgments about the validity of test results based on quality control data

and patient status.

3. Accommodates increased workload at peak times and maintains quality of results

4. Orients and instructs new employees or students in the performance of tests, use of equipment,

and laboratory section protocols as assigned. Performs testing independently, demonstrating a

thorough knowledge of department protocols and theoretical aspects of testing procedures.

Maintains complete and accurate logs or documents including QC, as required, according to

section protocols.

Uses auto verification and associated technologies to release results where validated. Verifies

non-auto verified results before release. Consults supervisor for assistance when necessary

Recognizes critical values and reportable results according to protocol. Reports critical

results appropriately to authorized caregivers and documents this action in the laboratory

information system.

Reports and documents QA related incidents to the section supervisor and the Laboratory?s

Quality Manager.

Understands and performs information system functions necessary for operations

5. Accepts constructive feedback about performance or behaviors and shows evidence of change.

Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for actions.

6. Demonstrates creative thinking and problem solving and knows when to seek appropriate


7. Familiarity with Laboratory Exposure Control Plan which includes the Chemical Hygiene

Plan, Hazard Communication Program and OSHA Blood Borne Pathogen standard and applies

standard precautions to work practices and knows how to appropriately deal with chemical or

biological spills.

Demonstrates safe practices in the performance of assigned job duties.

Reports any unsafe practices or conditions to appropriate responsible parties.

8. Offers to help other employees by providing assistance when needed

9. Follows Hospital and departmental rules and policies.

Maintains confidentiality of information.

Keep in-services, training and credentials current.

10. Performs as a team player ? displays consideration for the needs of others and work


11. Open to change and different approaches to work.

Recommends new approaches to solving operational problems, issues or concerns

12. Maintains good attendance/lateness standards in accordance with Hospital policy.
Associated topics: blood collection, medical, medical technologist, microbiology, mlt, sterile processing technician, technician, technician lab, technologist, toxicology

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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