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UPMC Laboratory Support Technician, Daylight - UPMC Hem/Onc in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

Are you passionate about making a difference in the field of oncology? Look no further! UPMC Hillman Cancer Center is seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic Laboratory Support Technician to join our brand-new medical oncology office in Mechanicsburg, PA.

This position is the first step in the UPMC Laboratory career ladder! This position will work Monday-Friday daylight hours and will be required to work every 3rd weekend.

As a Laboratory Support Technician, you will work with technical staff in the Cancer Center Laboratory to support analytic activities by handling essential tasks prior to specimen analysis. Your attention to detail and dedication will directly impact patient care and research outcomes.

Ready to Make a Difference? Apply Today!

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center: Where compassion meets cutting-edge science. Join us in the fight against cancer!


  • All duties of a Specimen Processor including:- Answers phone inquiries. Investigates specimen status and report disposition. Directs callers to additional resources as needed.- Receives, sorts, prepares and delivers testing-ready specimens for analysis to work areas. - Demonstrates service orientation approach by conveying courtesy, respect, enthusiasm and a positive attitude in work situations.

  • Additional duties:- Performs routine and basic instrument maintenance according to established protocols. Records temperatures if required.- Assists with restocking supplies to maintain an optimal inventory. Maintains clean and orderly storage spaces for room temperature, refrigerated, and frozen supplies.- Prepares and replenishes instrument reagents and consumables as needed. - Performs QA / QC procedures as assigned.- Assists with specimen/slide storage and retrieval.- Checks pending work lists. Investigate and resolve any unprocessed work. - Decontaminates work area, keeping a neat and clean working environment. - Keeps any glassware clean and dry, including tests for residue removal as needed.- Tests and cleans emergency eyewashes and showers as assigned.- Sorts laboratory waste as needed and ensures that proper disposal occurs.- Transports specimens off-site and delivers supplies where required.

  • Additional duties (Pennsylvania locations only):- Prepares specimens at workstations for testing. Includes building worklists, checking specimens for acceptability (clots, QNS), aliquoting specimens, loading/unloading specimens onto instruments. - Prepares microscopic slides and plants specimens in microbiologic growth media where required.

  • High School diploma or equivalent, and at least 2yrs experience as a Specimen Processor (or equivalent) required in a clinical lab,

  • OR Associate degree (with biology and chemistry courses) and at least 1yr of experience as a Specimen Processor (or equivalent) in a clinical lab,

  • OR Phlebotomy or Medical Assistant certification and 1yr of experience as a Specimen Processor (or equivalent) in a clinical lab,

  • OR Successful completion of a 50wk U.S. military medical laboratory training course,

  • OR B.S. degree from an accredited institution with a major in a biological or clinical laboratory science

  • OR Currently enrolled in a MLS (Medical Laboratory Scientist) or equivalent training program, with 3 yrs college credits required.

  • Bachelor's degree in science is highly preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Medical Laboratory Assistant MLA (ASCP) or equivalent certification preferred.

  • Valid driver's license if one is departmentally required.

  • Act 34

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran