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Medical Laboratory Scientist Expert - Geisinger Medical Center - Full Time - Days

Company: Geisinger
Location: Port Trevorton
Posted on: July 9, 2024

Job Description:

Job Title: Medical Laboratory Scientist Expert - Geisinger Medical Center - Full Time - Days
Location: Danville, Pennsylvania
Job Category: Diagnostic Services, Lab
Schedule: Days
Work Type: Full time
Department: Automated Testing Laboratory Team
Date Posted: 03/28/2024
Job ID: R-60390
Job SummaryPerforms and reports various analyses from multiple specimen sources. Meets the qualifications to provide care for patients in the specific age range on their assigned clinical area. Serves as the technical expert and makes decisions in the absence of the Analytical Specialist.
Job Duties

  • Performs technical duties and serves as a technical expert at the instrument or platform level.
  • Troubleshoots and resolves technical problems with instruments.
  • Makes operational decisions in the absence of the Analytical Specialist or Team Leader.
  • Assists in the evaluation and validation of new products, assays and instrumentation.
  • Serves as a key operator for all instrumentation within the technical area of responsibility.
  • Assists in implementation of new testing and new methods, including procedure writing.
  • Assists with annual procedure manual review and revision.
  • Interprets specialized testing as appropriate.
  • In conjunction with the Analytical Specialist, ensures that competency, proficiency testing, quality control and maintenance are completed and reviewed.
  • Assists Analytical Specialist with inventory management.
  • Participates in the training of employees.
  • Member of the Best Practice Committee for their area of responsibility when appropriate.
  • Meets all the qualifications and performance requirements of the Medical Technologist position.
  • Participates in educational activities to maintain current knowledge in the field.
  • Successful completion of initial and subsequent competency exams required.Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
    Position Details$12,500 SIGN-ON BONUS FOR QUALIFIED APPLICANTS!* -*Must have at least four (4) years' experience in a medical laboratory.As a generalist with our first shift medical laboratory team, you'll find a balance between automation and manual testing. You'll work in multiple areas and refine your skills through time spent in Chemistry, Hematology, Coagulation, and Urinalysis! As a member of the laboratory team at Geisinger Medical Center (GMC), you'll support a 600+ bed Level I trauma and comprehensive stroke center AND perform testing for the entire eight-hospital system.GMC boasts state-of-the-art automated testing equipment, with the volume of specimens processed at GMC, you'll test abnormal specimens daily in addition to completing life-saving routine testing like hemoglobin A1C, lipids, kidney function, drug screens, and volatiles. This role will perform testing, support quality control measures, and troubleshoot instrumentation.GMC also offers opportunities for specialized testing generally performed in a reference laboratory; Flow Cytometry to aid in the diagnosis of Lymphoma and Leukemias; Toxicology to aid in identifying drugs of abuse and management of compliance of other drugs. GMC medical technologists are also responsible for testing for serum and urine protein electrophoresis, allergens, autoimmune diseases, infectious diseases, specialty coagulation, etc.Our day shift medical technologists can also work in a satellite laboratory within our cancer center that promotes close interactions with nursing, physicians, and phlebotomists providing real-time testing for our patients.Education Qualification and Details -Medical Laboratory Scientist: -
    • Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college/university AND successful completion of an -ASCP/NAACLS-accredited -Medical Technology/Medical Laboratory Science program OR; -
    • Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college/university with a major in biological, chemical, physical or clinical laboratory science AND ASCP categorical certification OR; -
    • Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college/university with a major in biological, chemical, physical, or clinical laboratory science AND at least two years' experience in a role equivalent to that of a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) in a clinical laboratory -
    • HEWMedical Laboratory Technician: -
      • Associate degree in a laboratory science with certification (or eligible new graduate) from an accredited institution as a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) -Military experience will be considered and is welcomed. US Army 68K Medical Laboratory Specialist, 71E Clinical Laboratory Scientist, US Navy Medical Laboratory Technician, US Air Force Medical Laboratory Technician 4T0X1 and Biomedical Laboratory Officer (43TX) and related medical specialties. -Geisinger benefits include, but are not limited to: -
        • Comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, that starts day one of employment
        • Three medical plan choices, including options to save with a flexible spending account (FSA) and health savings account (HSA)
        • Company-paid life, short-term disability, and long-term disability insurance
        • Competitive 401(K) plan that includes an automatic 5% Geisinger contribution starting day one of employment
        • PTO plan that allows you to earn more time more quickly
        • MyHealth Rewards wellness program to improve your health and earn monetary incentives
        • Family support that includes adoption assistance, IVF and IUI coverage, paid parental leave, paid military leave and a free Care.com membership with discounted backup care for your loved ones.*Qualified applicants are those individuals who have not worked in a full- or part-time capacity for Geisinger Medical Laboratories in the last 18 months.
          EducationBachelor's Degree-Medical Technology (Required)
          ExperienceMinimum of 4 years-Laboratory (Required)
          Certification(s) and License(s)Valid Driver's License - Default Issuing Body
          Our Purpose & ValuesOUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners. Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We know that a diverse workforce with unique experiences and backgrounds makes our team stronger. Our patients, members and community come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it takes a diverse workforce to make better health easier for all. We are proud to be an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

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