A limited number of student positions (usually in phlebotomy) have traditionally been available in the UPMC Chautauqua Laboratory for program-accepted students who wish to work. This is a voluntary, compensated work experience for which students are trained on-the-job, not requiring previous phlebotomy experience. Due to the need to train, positions typically begin in the summer prior to the start of the academic year. Students working in phlebotomy typically clock 38 hours each paycheck (every 2 weeks), which includes working mornings, alternating afternoons and every-other Saturday. Students do not work during school hours and must maintain satisfactory academic progress.
All positions are provided by UPMC Chautauqua and are not related to the Medical Laboratory Science Program. Applications, interviews and hiring are handled by the UPMC Chautauqua Human Resource department. Interested students should contact the Program Director, the Administrative Director of Laboratory Services, or the Human Resource department.
Employment After Graduation
Our goal is to have our graduates join our team!
UPMC Chautauqua knows the quality of each professional it graduates from its Medical Laboratory Science Program. Having our graduates join our laboratory team is the ultimate goal of our hospital and laboratory. We are honored when our graduates remain at UPMC Chautauqua and commit to helping our patients to the best of their ability. We are also proud as these new graduates join the noble endeavor to teach and guide the next class of students to become quality entry-level technologists. We hope each graduate will seriously consider joining the UPMC Chautauqua Healthcare Team.
While it is the ultimate hope that students trained in the UPMC Chautauqua Medical Laboratory Science Program will choose to remain in the area to fill UPMC Chautauqua’s staffing vacancies, the hospital does not guarantee positions to its graduates, although traditionally, a varying number of positions have been available.