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Penn State Health Technical Lab Associate - Specimen Processing Area in Hershey, Pennsylvania

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Hershey

Work Type: Full Time

FTE: 1.0

Shift: Evenings

Hours: M-F 3:00p-11:30p, rotating weekends

Join a team of Laboratory professionals providing high quality diagnostic and clinical services that play a vital role in positive outcomes for our patients!

JOB SUMMARY:

The Technical Lab Associates are responsible for receiving laboratory specimens (blood and other body fluids), insuring specimen identity and acceptability, and entering orders for laboratory testing into the Lab Information System. Lab Associates also enter patient demographic and insurance information into the patient registration system and prepare specimens for analysis. They respond to telephone inquiries and provide information related to specimen requirements, test availability, specimen testing status, and laboratory results. In addition, the technical lab associates prepare specimens for referral to outside reference laboratories and insure that all storage requirements are met.

The Specimen Processing Area (SPA) is responsible for receiving and processing approximately 9200 patient specimens daily.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Training up to 18 months beyond the high school level or equivalent knowledge required.

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 Evaluations Services, Inc. (NACES), the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE). The applicants is responsible for paying the cost of the equivalency evaluation.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

6 months job related experience preferred (Ex: laboratory, medical, or phlebotomy experience)

Penn State Health Offers an exceptional benefit package including but not limited to:

Generous Paid Time Off and Personal Time

Medical Benefits (No waiting period)

Dental and Vision Benefits

75% Penn State University Tuition Discount (Full-Time Employees)

This benefit extends to dependents after one year

Matching 401K retirement plan

ABOUT PENN STATE HEALTH:

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.

ABOUT CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA:

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.

PHYSCIAL REQUIREMENTS*:

Able to sit occasionally; stand constantly; walk frequently.

Able to lift 0-10 lbs. constantly; 11-35 lbs. occasionally.

Able to carry 0-10 lbs. frequently; 11-35 lbs. occasionally.

Able to push 0-10 lbs. constantly; 11-20 lbs. frequently; 21-35 lbs. occasionally.

Able to pull 0-20 lbs. frequently; 21-35 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 hrsolutions@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF for more detailed steps for assistance.

Union: Non Bargained

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