Medical Laboratory Scientist, Geisinger Medical Center Microbiology (Flex/PRN/Casual) (Days) Job at Geisinger, Danville, PA

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  • Geisinger
  • Danville, PA

Job Description

Job Title: Medical Laboratory Scientist, Geisinger Medical Center Microbiology (Flex/PRN/Casual) (Days)
Location: Danville, Pennsylvania
Job Category: Diagnostic Services, Lab
Schedule: Per Diem
Work Type: Part time
Department: JM-Laboratory Microbiology Team
Date Posted: 02/23/2023
Job ID: R-44672

Job Summary

Performs and reports various analyses from multiple specimen sources. Performs duties to provide the highest level of patient care and maximize patient satisfaction. Meets the qualifications to provide care for patients in the specific age range on their assigned clinical area.

Job Duties

  • Maintains an expected level of productivity.
  • Manages multiple work processes efficiently.
  • Completes tasks in a timely manner.
  • Handles specimens properly.
  • Confirms identification and specimen suitability.
  • Uses appropriate accessioning procedures.
  • Recognizes discrepancies on patient orders.
  • Resolves and reports problems and solutions as appropriate.
  • Performs and records instrument maintenance, troubleshooting, and quality control.
  • Replenishes reagents and supplies according to established protocols.
  • Follows established reporting procedures, computerized, verbal, and manual as appropriate.
  • Navigates and accesses multiple computer applications as needed for job functionality.
  • Assists in the training and orientation of new employees.
  • 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

Geisinger Medical Laboratories Microbiology   is seeking a flex or PRN Medical Laboratory Scientist to join us in our laboratory in Danville, PA! This position is anticipated to work 7AM - 3:30 PM as needed, preferable more than once per week. This position will involve some weekends.

We have an exciting opportunity to join our team of 45 Medical Laboratory Scientists, 22 Laboratory Assistants and 2 Microbiology Doctoral Directors providing full-service microbial diagnostics 24 hours/7 days a week. Specialties include bacteriology, mycology, parasitology, mycobacteriology, virology, and molecular microbiology.

This position is at our main campus in our centralized Microbiology Laboratory that supports 9 hospitals, annually performing more than one million billable tests with opportunities to work up highly complex and unusual bacterial cases.   We have a newly constructed, state-of-the-art, open-concept laboratory featuring two automated microbiology sample processors, well-designed bacteriology workstations and multi-platform molecular microbiology testing.

Geisinger is a nationally recognized physician-led health care system serving more than 3 million residents of northeastern and central Pennsylvania. The main campus, Geisinger Medical Center is located in Danville, PA; a region marked by scenic beauty along the Susquehanna River, offering great recreational opportunities, charming small towns and college communities – with ready access to more urban amenities in areas like Hershey, Harrisburg and Scranton.

Education Qualification and Details:

Medical Technologist/Medical Laboratory Scientist: 

  • ASCP Route 1: Baccalaureate degree from an accredited (regionally or nationally)* college/university, AND successful completion of a NAACLS-accredited Medical Laboratory Scientist program within the last five years.
  • ASCP Route 2: Valid MLT(ASCP) certification, AND a baccalaureate degree from an accredited (regionally or nationally)* college/university with 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) in biology including one semester in microbiology and 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) in chemistry including one semester in organic or biochemistry, which may be obtained within, or in addition to, the baccalaureate degree, AND two years of full time acceptable clinical** experience*** in blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology, and urinalysis/body fluids in an acceptable laboratory within the last five years.
  • Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college/university with a major in biological, chemical, physical or clinical laboratory science AND ASCP Microbiology 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 
  • HEW
  • ASCP Route 6: Successful completion of a 50 week U.S. military medical laboratory training course***** within the last ten years, AND a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited* college/university with 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) in biology including one semester in microbiology and 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) in chemistry, which may be obtained within, or in addition to, the baccalaureate degree, AND one year of full time acceptable clinical** experience in blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology, and urinalysis/body fluids in an acceptable laboratory within the last ten years.

Medical Lab Technician: 

  • Associate degree in a laboratory science with certification (or eligible new graduate) from an accredited institution as either a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) 
  • Familiarity with medical terminology and laboratory information systems preferred. 

Military experience will be considered. US Army 68K Medical Laboratory Specialist, US Navy Medical Laboratory Technician, US Air Force Medical Laboratory Apprentice. 

 

For more information, please contact Laura Eckenrode at  LEckenrode@geisinger.edu .

Education

Bachelor's Degree- (Required), Bachelor's Degree-Medical Technology (Preferred)

Our Purpose & Values

OUR 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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Job Tags

Full time, Part time, Apprenticeship, Casual work, Relief, Flexible hours, Weekend work,

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