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Penn State Health Lab Assistant - Laboratory in Reading, Pennsylvania

Penn State Health St. Joseph Regional Health Network

Location: US:PA:Reading

Work Type: Full Time

FTE: 1.0

Shift: Varied

Hours: Varied


Laboratory assistants at St. Joseph Hospital are responsible for performing phlebotomies on patients of all age groups, performing patient registrations and ordering laboratory tests in the Electronic Medical Record (EMR), processing of laboratory specimens, the collection of specialized tests, and performing breath alcohol testing. In addition to performing duties at St. Joseph Hospital, lab assistants travel to approximately 10 nursing facilities in and around Berks County, as well as provide home visits for patients that are bed bound. (Company vehicles are available for this travel).


High School Diploma or GED required.


Completion of a phlebotomy, certified nursing assistant, or medical assistant training course

Certification with ASCP or the National Healthcareer Association, Inc. as a certified phlebotomy technician or other discipline listed above.

Customer service experience

Must have the ability to work well under pressure and multitask in a fast paced environment

Medical terminology is helpful

St. Joseph Hospital offers an exceptional benefit package including but not limited to:

·Health, Vision, and Dental plans effective first day of hire

·Wellness programs

·Employee discounts

·Generous Paid time off for work/life balance

About St. Joseph Hospital:

Located in the heart of Berks County in Reading, PA, St. Joseph Medical Center first opened its doors in 1873. The new 204 bed state of the art hospital, located on Bernville Road, opened in 2004 and in 2015 became the first hospital to join the Penn State Health organization. Penn State Health St. Joseph is dedicated to the health, education and wellness of the community.

This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

Penn State Health is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please call 717-531-8440 between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday – Friday, email or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF for more detailed steps for assistance.