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Penn State Health Medical Laboratory Scientist Lead - (Sign-On Bonus) Hematology (Full Time - Days) in Reading, Pennsylvania

Penn State Health St. Joseph Regional Health Network

Location: US:PA:Reading

Work Type: Full Time

FTE: 1.0

Shift: Days

Hours: Days

*Experienced/Certified Medical Lab Scientist may qualify for up to a $5,000 sign on bonus!


This position, Medical Laboratory Scientist Lead, under minimal supervision, is responsible for independently performing complex laboratory tests on blood, body fluids, cells, and tissues that includes standardized microscopic, chemical, and/or bacteriological testing. All testing, by the Medical Laboratory Scientist Lead, is performed in accordance with laboratory policies and procedures, FDA, CAP, OSHA, CLIA, and Joint Commission regulations and guidelines. Test results are used in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.


Baccalaureate degree in medical laboratory science, or related science

MT (ASCP) - Medical Technologist or MLS (ASCP) - Medical Laboratory Scientist, American Society of Clinical Pathology, Health and Human Services Certification. CM required if certified after 2004.

Minimum of 10 years of experience in Hematology and Coagulation disciplines.

Minimum of 5 years of experience in Hematology/ Coagulation lab which performs significant testing for oncology practice(s).


Extensive knowledge of the principles, methods, materials, equipment, and techniques of clinical laboratory science, in Hematology and Coagulation.

Working knowledge of recent laboratory developments, current literature, and sources of information in medical technology appropriate to the field of specialization.

Previous supervisory or leadership experience

Ability to perform assigned tasks according to procedures and to make accurate observations and records of test result.

Skilled in the use of medical laboratory equipment in the performance of required tests and examinations.

Ability to work with pathologist in keeping current with latest testing developments

Ability to communicate effectively with clinicians and other department staff concerning abnormal findings


Specialist Certification: Specialist in Hematology, SH (ASCP). CM required if certified after 2004

Excellent computer skills

Proficient in Word and Excel

Excellent organizational skills

Excellent team building skills

Excellent problem solving skills

Ability to work independently

Experience working with middleware or LIS system specialists

Experience with College of American Pathologist (CAP) regulations

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.

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