Technologist I

York, PA | Allied Health | Tracking Code: 63710

Job Description:

Under the general supervision of the Laboratory Team Leader or Division Manager, performs a variety of technical and general duties at a basic skills and knowledge level. Functions in one or more laboratory division.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Performs routine and/or specialized testing and procedures with supervision as appropriate.
  2. Performs a variety of duties at progressively greater skill levels under varying degrees of supervision; records results. May operate a variety of laboratory instruments.
  3. Performs quality control and instrument check procedures and maintains related records.
  4. Innoculates, cultivates, classifies and identifies microorganisms found in bodily fluids, exudates, skin scrapings, autopsy and surgical specimens in order to provide data on cause, treatment and prevention of infectious diseases.
  5. May group or type blood of donors and recipients. May determine compatibility of donor blood products with intended recipient.
  6. May perform chemical and/or immunological tests to identify and/or quantitate substances found in blood and other body fluids.
  7. Counts, describes morphology of, and performs specialized studies on blood and other body fluid cells. Performs coagulation testing.
  8. Cuts, stains, and mounts specimens of human tissue. Performs special stains and/or immunohistochemical testing on tissues as directed by the pathologist(s).
  9. Prepares and maintains paraffin, reagents, and other solutions and stains according to standard formulas.
  10. Trains other employees in day to day procedures.
  11. May consult with medical staff and other health care providers on matters relating to laboratory services.
  12. Performs surveys and does comparative analyses of work units; may participate in research activities and investigates new products, equipment, techniques, methodologies, and introduces, demonstrates, effects, and recommends as is appropriate.
  13. Enters or retrieves data from established computer files.
  14. Prepares solutions, reagents, etc. used for testing purposes.
  15. Assists with care and maintenance of department equipment and supplies.
  16. Attends meetings as required, and participates on committees as requested.
  17. Performs other related duties as identified.
  18. Demonstrates a commitment to patient, visitor and staff by: complying with all applicable safety regulations; learning the impact of medical errors and methodology that will lead to reduction of errors; reporting actual and potential errors, as well as hazardous conditions; identifying opportunities to standardize processes and "error proof" systems that will lead to increased safety; and participating in safety education programs and root cause analyses as required.
  19. Maintains established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assessment, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
  20. Participates in educational programs and inservice meetings.
  21. Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.
 

Qualifications

  • Minimum Experience:
    • Completion of student clinical rotations
    • Min Field Of Expertise: Medical technology or a related science
    • Req Cert/Registration: MLS(ASCP) or HT(ASCP) or HTL (ASCP) or categorical certification [ H(ASCP), M(ASCP), etc.) within one year of date of employment
    • Pref Cert/Registration: Certified as a medical technologist or equivalent. License if required
  • Minimum Education:
    • Bachelor’s Degree
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Why WellSpan Health?

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization comprises a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 20,000 employees and 200 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees (click here for details)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

Diversity & Inclusion

Welcome. Respect. Value.

Wellspan Health believes that diversity includes all the human characteristics that make each of us similar as well as different. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected, and valued while creating a safe and inclusive environment where we all have the individual freedom to express our uniqueness in a respectful manner.

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

Quality of Life

Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more — within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)