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Medical Laboratory Scientist - Automated Testing Geisinger Medical Center - Full Time - Days

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Job Title Medical Laboratory Scientist - Automated Testing Geisinger Medical Center - Full Time - Days Location Danville, PA Job Category Diagnostic Services, Lab Schedule Days Work Type Full time Department Automated Testing Laboratory Team Date posted 06/13/2024 Job ID R-63592

Job Summary

Performs and reports various analyses from multiple specimen sources. Performs duties to provide the highest level of patient care and maximize patient satisfaction. Meets the qualifications to provide care for patients in the specific age range on their assigned clinical area.

Job Duties

  • Maintains an expected level of productivity.
  • Manages multiple work processes efficiently.
  • Completes tasks in a timely manner.
  • Handles specimens properly.
  • Confirms identification and specimen suitability.
  • Uses appropriate accessioning procedures.
  • Recognizes discrepancies on patient orders.
  • Resolves and reports problems and solutions as appropriate.
  • Performs and records instrument maintenance, troubleshooting, and quality control.
  • Replenishes reagents and supplies according to established protocols.
  • Follows established reporting procedures, computerized, verbal, and manual as appropriate.
  • Navigates and accesses multiple computer applications as needed for job functionality.
  • Assists in the training and orientation of new employees.
  • Participates in educational activities to maintain current knowledge in the field.
  • Successful completion of initial and subsequent competency exams required.


Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.

Position Details

$12,500 SIGN-ON BONUS FOR QUALIFIED APPLICANTS!*
 
Join our team at Geisinger Medical Laboratories. You can find your passion for caring and innovation as a team member in our state-of-the-art laboratories.  Our mission is to provide exceptional patient care through innovative, efficient, and high-quality laboratory services. 

As a generalist with our first shift medical laboratory team, you’ll find a balance between automation and manual testing. You’ll work in multiple areas and refine your skills through time spent in Chemistry, Hematology, Coagulation, and Urinalysis! As a member of the laboratory team at Geisinger Medical Center (GMC), you’ll support a 600+ bed Level I trauma and comprehensive stroke center AND perform testing for the entire 10-hospital system.

GMC boasts state-of-the-art automated testing equipment, with the volume of specimens processed at GMC, you’ll test abnormal specimens daily in addition to completing life-saving routine testing like hemoglobin A1C, lipids, kidney function, drug screens, and volatiles. This role will perform testing, support quality control measures, and troubleshoot instrumentation.

GMC also offers opportunities for specialized testing generally performed in a reference laboratory; Flow Cytometry to aid in the diagnosis of Lymphoma and Leukemias; Toxicology to aid in identifying drugs of abuse and management of compliance of other drugs. GMC medical technologists are also responsible for testing for serum and urine protein electrophoresis, allergens, autoimmune diseases, infectious diseases, specialty coagulation, etc.

Our day shift medical technologists can also work in a satellite laboratory within our cancer center that promotes close interactions with nursing, physicians, and phlebotomists providing real-time testing for our patients.

Education Qualification and Details  

Medical Laboratory Scientist: 

  • Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college/university AND successful completion of an ASCP/NAACLS-accredited Medical Technology/Medical Laboratory Science program OR; 
  • Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college/university with a major in biological, chemical, physical or clinical laboratory science AND ASCP categorical certification OR; 
  • Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college/university with a major in biological, chemical, physical, or clinical laboratory science AND at least two years' experience in a role equivalent to that of a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) in a clinical laboratory 
  • HEW

Medical Laboratory Technician: 

  • Associate degree in a laboratory science with certification (or eligible new graduate) from an accredited institution as a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) 

Military experience will be considered and is welcomed. US Army 68K Medical Laboratory Specialist, 71E Clinical Laboratory Scientist, US Navy Medical Laboratory Technician, US Air Force Medical Laboratory Technician 4T0X1 and Biomedical Laboratory Officer (43TX) and related medical specialties. 


Geisinger benefits include, but are not limited to: 

  • Comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, that starts day one of employment
  • Three medical plan choices, including options to save with a flexible spending account (FSA) and health savings account (HSA)
  • Company-paid life, short-term disability, and long-term disability insurance
  • Competitive 401(K) plan that includes an automatic 5% Geisinger contribution starting day one of employment
  • PTO plan that allows you to earn more time more quickly
  • MyHealth Rewards wellness program to improve your health and earn monetary incentives
  • Family support that includes adoption assistance, IVF and IUI coverage, paid parental leave, paid military leave and a free Care.com membership with discounted backup care for your loved ones.


*Qualified applicants are those individuals who have not worked in a full- or part-time capacity for Geisinger Medical Laboratories in the last 18 months.

This position is anticipated to have a weekend and holiday rotation.
 

If you are applying as an international applicant who will require visa sponsorship, please be sure to attach evidence of your completed VisaScreen and ASCPi (MLS) with your application. Students currently completing their OPT year are encouraged to apply.

Education

Bachelor's Degree- (Required), Bachelor's Degree-Medical Technology (Preferred)

Experience

Minimum of 1 year-Laboratory (Preferred)

Certification(s) and License(s)

Valid Driver's License - Default Issuing Body

Skills

Preceptor Skills; Communication; Laboratory Results Reporting; Laboratory Equipment Operation; Organizing; Laboratory Services; Time Management

About Geisinger

Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes ten hospital campuses, a 550,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. With nearly 24,000 employees and more than 1,700 employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at geisinger.org or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Geisinger values who you are, where you are from, and where you are going. We seek out people of various backgrounds and cultures with unique abilities, non-traditional career paths and ambitious aspirations. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status. Read more about Our Commitment to Inclusive Recruiting.

Our Vision & Values

Everything we do is about making better health easier for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities.

KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves.

EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence.

LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow.

INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.

SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family.

Our Benefits

We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and prescription coverage.

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