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Medical Technologist: Microbiology (FT/Eve)

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Generalist technologist to perform manual PCR COVID testing.

Job Description

Job Title:  Medical Technologist: Microbiology (FT/EVE)

This position is located in Lancaster, PA

$5,000 sign on minus taxes with a 2 year committment

Full-time,1.0, 80 hours per two weeks working second shift 8 hour shifts between12:00pm and 12:00am with a weekend/holiday rotation.

POSITION SUMMARY: Performs routine and special diagnostic test procedures, as well as supporting Quality Control and documentation, function verification, instrument maintenance, associated specimen collection, and clerical work as required. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Qualified individuals must have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following duties:

Performs and documents Quality Control.  Verifies functioning of instruments.

  • Performs initial evaluation and handling of incoming specimens: separation, centrifugation and preservation procedures; sorts and organizes specimen batches.
  • Organizes, labels and numbers specimen, worksheets, and appropriate test materials in test set-up.  Measures and dispenses specimens and reagents in test system.
  • Monitors manual functions of test system and instruments to assure accuracy and precision; performs and runs standards, patient samples, programmed controls through automated or manual protocols.
  • Records and evaluates programmed quality control results according to established control limits; follows corrective action procedures for out-of-control situations.
  • Enters test results and related data into laboratory computer and into logbook after controls are evaluated and found to be within limits; calls "alert values" to appropriate caregivers.  Accurately reports test results, understanding the inter-relationships between patient condition, medication and timing of specimen collection.
  • Performs routine scheduled maintenance, cleaning and decontamination of instruments, equipment, and work areas not cleaned by Environmental Services personnel.
  • Exhibits appropriate professionalism and work ethic in accordance with Core Values.

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS: The following duties are considered secondary to the primary duties listed above:

  • Answers telephone, takes requests for collection, information (patient preparation, interpretation of doctors' orders), telephone reports to nursing stations and/or doctors' offices when requested or when results of test warrant immediate notification.  Searches for reports either in computer, work sheets or files.
  • Reports outdating reagent supplies, replenishes and rotates lab stock of consumable materials.  Orders additional stock when needed.  Prepares reagent solutions as directed.  Logs incoming supplies.
  • Supplements phlebotomy functions when necessary.
  • Observes, reports unusual situations, reactions, and conditions to responsible person.  Evaluates and implements corrective actions as indicated, within scope of experience.
  • Participates in structured and informal in-service and continuing education activities inside and outside the department to maintain current knowledge in related medical areas and interpersonal relationship.
  • Accepts assignment to weekend and holiday rotation, occasional "stat" call-in, to maintain workflow as required.         
  • Participates in the on-call responsibilities for this position as required.  
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • High school diploma / GED.
  • Completion of a medical lab science program or Bachelor of Science required.
  • MT or MLT issued by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists or equivalent agency must be obtained within 6 months of hire.
  • One (1) year of clinical internship or Laboratory experience.

This position requires a Professional Certification

This positino requires FBI and Child Abuse Clearances #LI-MD1

Benefits of Joining Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health:

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH combines a Nationally Ranked Hospital with great schools, safe neighborhoods, affordable housing, local community events and festivals as well as a wealth of cultural and recreational activities. The scenic Susquehanna River Valley provides opportunities for fishing, skiing, kayaking, hiking and mountain biking in addition to easy access to NJ shoreline or Delaware beaches. Urban life is easily accessible, with New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. a train ride away. Local universities, Fulton Theatre, the downtown shopping and dining district and local sports teams make Lancaster a great place to Live, Work and Play.


PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to hiring a diverse workforce. All openings will be filled based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.


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LGH Full Time Posted on 10/30/2021