COVID-19 Medical Technologist

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Posting Details

Position TitleCOVID-19 Medical TechnologistPosition Approval Date10/12/2020Is this position budgeted?Is this position an essential position?NoAbout Susquehanna

As a living, learning and working community, Susquehanna University affirms its commitment to being an engaged, culturally inclusive campus. As we seek to embody the rich diversity of the human community, we commit ourselves to the full participation of persons who represent the breadth of human difference. The university encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Susquehanna University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college committed to excellence in educating students for productive, creative and reflective lives of achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, dynamic and interdependent world. Its more than 2,300 undergraduates come from 35 states and 22 countries, and all students study away through Susquehanna’s unique Global Opportunities program. Susquehanna University’s 325 acre campus, noted for its beauty, is located in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, 50 miles north of Harrisburg in the scenic Susquehanna River Valley, about a three hour drive from Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York City. For more information, please visit

Position Summary

Job Summary
Seeking full-time and part-time, temporary, COVID-10 Medical Technologists to perform and report various analysis from multiple specimen sources. Performs duties to provide the highest level of accuracy and precision in conducting and reporting COVID-19 test assays conducted for screening, not diagnostic purposes. Will also support collection of test-specimens as needed. Performs duties to support the goals and objectives of Susquehanna University in its efforts to manage COVID-19 infections on campus.

This position is needed through May 31, 2021 with the possibility of reassignment based on the needs of the institution.

Required Qualifications

Education & 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.

Experience with standard lab practices and sterile technique, pipetting, general nucleic acid handling and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays, and data management systems required.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Demonstrated good organizational skills and effective communication skills.

Physical Demand
Possible exposure to infection from disease bearing specimens. Must comply with applicable safety procedures for managing infectious materials.

Physical demands: Standing: remaining on one’s feet in an upright position. Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, or otherwise working with hands; picking, pinching, or otherwise working with fingers.

Vision requirements: Able to pass standardized color vision test.

Protective Equipment (as required by procedure performed): Eye protection, face protection, lab coat, non-sterile medical gloves.

Prefereed QualificationsSpecial Instructions to the Applicant

The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria considered necessary to successfully perform the job.

Benefits EligibleNoNumber of MonthsOtherAdditional Work Schedule Details?Through May 31, 2021 with possibility of reassignmentHours per week during the academic year (39 wks) Hours per week during the summer (13 wks) StatusTemporaryPosting Date10/12/2020Closing Date11/12/2020Open Until FilledNoAnticipated Start DatePosting NumberAH00695Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. What is your highest degree earned?
    • Doctorate Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • Bachelor Degree
    • ABD
    • Associate Degree
    • Some college courses
    • High School Diploma
    • GED
  2. How many years of relevant experience do you have?
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1 Year
    • 2 Years
    • 3 Years
    • 4 Years
    • 5 Years or More
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Diversity & Inclusion Statement
  2. Other Additional Documents




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Posted: 10/13/2020
Application Due: 1/11/2021
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