Penn State Health - Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Location: US:PA:Hershey Work Type: Full Time FTE: 1.00 Shift: Day Hours: 0830-1700
**$5,000 sign on bonus - Eligible to those that qualify**
SUMMARY OF POSITION:
The Flow Cytometry laboratory technician is responsible for efficient and accurate performance of high complexity flow cytometry testing, following established procedures, and maintaining proper quality control. Flow Cytometry results provide necessary information for the diagnosis and treatment of leukemias, lymphomas, and other blood disorders. The laboratory technician will also be responsible for lymphocyte subset testing, which aids in the diagnostic evaluation of primary immunodeficiencies. This position will contribute to the development and validation of new flow cytometry assays that appropriately adhere to CLIA and CAP regulations.
Associates degree for Medical Laboratory Technician or bachelor's degree in a chemical, physical, or biological science from an accredited institution required.
MLT (ASCP) - Medical Laboratory Technician, American Society of Clinical Pathology Certification (ASCP) required OR must be ASCP certified within one year of employment at the Penn State Hershey Department of Pathology.
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 Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES), the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE).
The applicant is responsible for paying the cost of the equivalency evaluation.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
Desire to learn and expand skillset.
Uses critical thinking skills when reviewing and releasing test results.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Advanced organizational and analytical skills.
Demonstrated attention to detail.
Team-oriented and results-driven.
Able to stand frequently, walk frequently, sit constantly.
Able to lift/carry 0-20 lbs frequently; 21-50 lbs occasionally.
Able to push/pull 0-50 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.
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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