***Position is eligible for $12,500 sign on incentive!***
JOB TITLE: Medical Tech Technical Expert
LOCATION: Shamokin - Main Hospital (Float between Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital and Geisinger Shamokin Area Community Hospital)
DEPARTMENT: Laboratory Medicine - Laboratory Testing
WORK SCHEDULE: Days/Evenings - Able to cover other open shift. Includes weekend and holiday rotation.
WORK TYPE: Full Time
Serves as the technical expert and makes decisions in the absence of the Analytical Specialist.
Performs duties to support the goals and objectives of GHS in its efforts to provide quality patient care and patient satisfaction.
Works under the general supervision of the appropriate Analytical Specialist and under the administrative direction of the appropriate Manager, Supervisor or Team Leader.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Demonstrates good organizational skills and effective communication skills.
Possesses basic PC navigation skills and can access applicable computer applications as needed for job functionality.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology required or three years of college and completion of one year CAHEA accredited school of medical technology required, or Bachelor of Science in chemistry, biological or physical sciences plus one year of experience/training in the specialty/subspecialty in which the tests are performed required, or three years of accredited college course work and completion date in compliance with Pennsylvania clinical laboratory regulation required, or performed duties of a medical technologist prior to June 14, 1974, and with continuous (full- or part-time) pertinent, clinically related laboratory employment since that date required, or passed proficiency exam given by the HHS (formerly HEW) with designation as a clinical laboratory technologist required.
In addition to the qualifications required for Medical Technologist:
a. Requires four years of lab experience.
b. Requires one year related tech experience in section, two years preferred.
c. Has consistently demonstrated above average performance and reliability within the related technical section.
d. Has demonstrated the willingness and ability to take on and successfully complete assignments in addition to routine testing responsibilities.
e. Specialty certification a plus.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Possible exposure to infection from disease bearing specimens. Exposure to odorous chemicals and specimens. Must comply with applicable safety procedures.
Standing: remaining on one’s feet in an upright position.
Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, or otherwise working with the hands.
Fingering: Picking, pinching, or otherwise working with fingers.
Vision requirements: Ale to pass standardized color vision test.
Protective Equipment as required by procedure performed): Eye protection, face protection, lab coat, non-sterile medical gloves.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
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.
GEISINGER MEDICAL LABORATORIES (GML):
GML uses cutting-edge technology and state-of-the-art information systems to provide laboratory services throughout central and northeast Pennsylvania. GML offers a wide range of routine and specialized testing in clinical and anatomic pathology.
We offer the resources of a national laboratory with the convenience and personalized attention of local service. We are dedicated to service excellence, teaching, accountability, respect and teamwork, and we offer many growth opportunities. Our laboratories are accredited by the College of American Pathologists and AABB.
One of the nation’s most innovative health services organizations, Geisinger serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The system includes 13 hospital campuses, a nearly 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Geisinger is known for its focus on caring and innovative programs including the ProvenCare® best-practice approach to maximize quality, safety and value; ProvenHealth Navigator® advanced medical home; Springboard Health® population health program to improve the health of an entire community; ProvenExperience™ to provide refunds to patients unhappy with their care experience; and Geisinger’s MyCode® Community Health Initiative, the largest healthcare system-based precision health project in the world. With more than 215,000 volunteer participants enrolled, MyCode is conducting extensive research and returning medically actionable results to participants. A physician-led organization, with approximately 32,000 employees and more than 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger leverages an estimated $12.7 billion positive annual impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Repeatedly recognized nationally for integration, quality and service, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to patient care, medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit geisinger.org or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
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.
** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh Food
Farmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencing
programs, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.
Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers.
What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.