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Medical Lab Scientist- Per Diem- Microbiology- Pennsylvania Hospital

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Job ID: 128463
Category: Medical Laboratory/Pathology
Work Type: PER DIEM
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Work Schedule: Day shift

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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?

Pennsylvania Hospital is looking for a Medical Laboratory Scientist to join the Microbiology team on the weekends! The successful candidate will have the following responsibilities.

Position Description

Responsibilities include processing specimens, read gram stains, processing blood cultures and reading positive bloods, processing, and reporting flu and COVID-19 testing. Performs procedures and processes specimens using appropriate equipment and instruments available, and in accordance with established laboratory policies and procedures. Performs procedures requiring subjective analysis under supervision and consults with technical supervisor(s) and pathologist(s) regarding atypical results. Performs all testing within their assigned sections using computer linked automated electronic equipment and/or manual methodologies. Performs and records quality control for procedures, instruments, and equipment. Initiates troubleshooting and corrective action. Notifies the Supervisor of quality control results.

Duties include planting, processing specimens, working up blood cultures, reading bench, Molecular Testing. Instrumentation includes: Cerner System, Vitek, Bactec and Cepheid.

Minimum Requirements 

The qualified candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree (in Medical Technology or other biological or chemical science) or U.S. equivalent (substantiated by foreign credential evaluation statement) and a minimum of 1 year of moderate or high complexity laboratory testing experience preferred.

MLS Certification by a minimum knowledge based exam such as the Board of Certification (ASCP), equivalent or eligible to take such an exam preferred.

Ability to be cross trained in the Core Lab and assist as additional help when needed.

    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.

    Live Your Life's Work

    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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