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Weekend Program Microbiology Medical Laboratory Scientist

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Job ID: 205726
Category: Medical Laboratory/Pathology
Work Type: PT -19 HOURS
Location: West Chester, PA, United States
Work Schedule: 7:00am-3:30pm

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Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

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  

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

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. 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  

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

6. 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.  

Education Training and Experience 

BS degree with MLS or MT preferred. Certifications, education, and/or experience must meet CLIA requirements for moderate and high complexity testing. Instrumentation experience preferred. 

Licensure/Certification Preferred MLS(ASCP), MT (ASCP), MLT (ASCP), MT(HEW) or eligible  

    We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

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    We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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