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Penn State Health Lab Courier (Part-Time) - Client Services Laboratory in Hershey, Pennsylvania

Job Description

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Hershey

Work Type: PRN

FTE: 0.001

Shift: Day

Hours: Varied


The Lab Couriers are responsible for driving a Hershey Medical Center lab courier vehicle to assigned clinic routes. Once at the clinic sites Couriers pickup patient specimens and then deliver mail, patient reports, and supplies to various hospital department and practice sites. These individuals perform venipunctures on adult and pediatric hospital patients and home bound patients in a variety of settings including private homes, nursing homes, clinics etc.

Additional responsibilities include retrieving blood products from various outside locations and delivering to the blood bank and maintaining a courier log to document time in/time out and specimens retrieved. Couriers also participate in investigating unclear physician orders for lab services and processing laboratory specimens for analysis and entering into the lab computer system.

Couriers service a large geographical area and could involve traveling distances up to an hour and a half from the Medical Center.


High School Diploma or GED required.

6 months of phlebotomy experience required

A valid Driver’s License with no moving violations within the past year.

Ability to read, comprehend and follow verbal and written instructions.

Simple use of formulas, charts, tables, specification and schedules.

Must possess excellent interpersonal skills to interact with patients.


Bedside glucose experiences preferred.

Courier experience preferred.


Able to sit & walk frequently; stand occasionally.

Able to lift/carry 0-20 lbs frequently; 21-50 lbs occasionally.

Able to push/pull 0-10 lbs frequently.

Able to climb occasionally; reach constantly.

Able to use hands for simple/firm grasping.


Penn State Health is 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. Penn State Health shares an integrated strategic plan and operations with Penn State College of Medicine.


We are proud to possess a vibrant downtown area which affords exceptional cultural opportunities including the Hershey and Harrisburg Orchestras, museums, a highly rated amusement park, the Hershey Theater, farmer’s markets and some of the finest dining in the region. We are an easy distance from the Fulton Theater, York Little Theater, Lancaster’s Amish country, and walkable towns like Hummelstown and Lititz.

For the outdoors enthusiast, we have ample opportunities for hiking, biking, rowing, and hunting. For sports lovers, we are home to the American Hockey League’s Hershey Bears, the Minor League Baseball’s Harrisburg Senators, and the United Soccer League’s Penn FC. Central Pennsylvania is an exceptional combination of rural, suburban, and city living 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.

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 fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is unapologetically expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, martial status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information. 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 7:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday, email or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF ( for more detailed steps for assistance.

Union: Teamster Equivalent (PT/PRN)

Position Lab Courier (Part-Time) - Client Services LaboratoryLocation US:PA:HersheyReq ID 1793