MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST II MICROBIOLOGY- JOHN H. STROGER HOSPITAL
:Jul 24, 2017, 10:55:15 AM
:Aug 24, 2017, 12:59:00 AMFull-timeShift Start Time:9:00A.M.Shift End Time:6:00P.M.
Collective Bargaining Unit:SEIU Local 73Posting Salary:STARTING SALARY $24.558
:Health and Hospital Systems
Location: John H. Stroger Hospital / Microbiology Department
Under general supervision, functions as a Medical Technologist as defined by the Illinois Clinical Laboratories Code (77 Ill. Adm. Code 450) by performing tests and procedures of a highly complex nature, and by demonstrating a thorough understanding of the technical methods, concepts and principals associated therewith. Performs or is able to perform at the level of other Medical Technologists I and II within the same unit, where necessary. May provide technical assistance or general direction to Medical Technologists I, Interns, Medical Laboratory Technicians and others. Assists in verifying test results of a small unit or sections and ensuring the timely and accurate delivery of services. May assist Medical Technologist Ill in the execution of highly advanced tests and procedures, or provide additional coverage in connection with particular assignments. Exercises professional judgment and discretion beyond that required of the medical Technologist I in a variety of circumstances, which may include locating and selecting from alternative methods and procedures in specific cases, or in making minor deviations to established guidelines wherein gaps in specificity exist. Provides expertise relative to assigned area(s) and performs a variety of responsible duties in connection with troubleshooting one or more benches, assisting with preventative maintenance, preparing for inspections, providing quality control, and reviewing and authorizing the release or transmittal of select data and test results within prescribed standards
Must have qualified as an Medical Technologist as defined by the Illinois Clinical Laboratories Code and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) (Must provide proof at time of interview)
Must have a bachelor's Degree in a scientific field that qualifies to clinical laboratory studies
Must have received training in an accredited medical technology program
Must have two (2) years of microbiology work experience in performing all microbiology tasks including specimen processing and plating experience.
Medical Technologist (MT), Clinical Laboratory Scientists (CLS) or other national certification
Registered Technologist with a nationally recognized registry, such as American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), American Medical Technologists (AMT), etc., either as a generalist or as a specialty
Prior molecular experience
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Knowledge and skill necessary to assume responsibility for maintaining lab quality assurance and quality control for a prescribed area in compliance with government and other regulatory body requirements.
Knowledge of inventory control and record keeping.
Knowledge of Laboratory Information Systems (LIS) and Microsoft Office applications.
Skill in the safe and effective use, maintenance, calibration and application of a variety of automatic, semi-automatic and manual analytic instruments and devices, chemicals, reagents and other equipment; ability to demonstrate and explain their use to others. Ability to provide general oversight and guidance to other Medical Technologists Medical Laboratory Technicians, Phlebotomists and Laboratory Aides as necessary, and to ensure protocols are followed in connection with all procedures.
Skill and ability to perform a high level of analytical decision making in an number of areas; ability to evaluate and validate new and existing methodologies to area of assignment or elsewhere as part of on-the-job training or group activities; ability to identify problems and effectively resolve or address irregularities and discrepancies which may arise in the testing process.
Skill and proficiency in the execution of duties in accordance with assigned tasks as further outlined in Department's internal policies and procedures or functional job descriptions, and as established as acceptable levels of performance in connection with periodic employee evaluations.
Ability to perform laboratory tests and procedures of a moderate to highly complex nature requiring a knowledge of concepts, principles and practices relative to a particular area of assignment. Ability to assume responsibilities beyond those required of a Medical Technologist I in the Cook County health service. Ability to bring a high level of proficiency to a variety of advance tasks, which may include providing technical instruction, training or general direction to other laboratory personnel, such as Medical Technologists I, Medical Laboratory Technicians, and others.
Ability to apply scientific principles and practices to new tasks and problems not previously encountered and exercises professional discretion and judgment in working with variable guidelines and written procedures requiring greater specificity and interpretation, or determining when to seek further consultation.
Ability to communicate and interact effectively with other staff including all levels of Medical Technologists in technical matters related to the effective operation of the laboratory.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in through ritten reports using technical language.
Ability to function effectively within the division, section or other specialized unit where assigned, which may include rotations through more than one area. Ability and willingness to perform or assist with the various functions of other Medical Technologists I and II in the assigned area and according to one's own area of expertise; ability to assist Medical Technologist Ill or other staff members by providing technical assistance in highly specialized tasks and procedures; ability to temporarily relieve the Medical Technologist Ill in this or other capacities as required and assume limited responsibility for specific activities.
Ability to assume primary responsibility for the maintenance, transmittal and release of essential data and records as assigned.
Ability to participate and assist in blood drawing services and to perform related duties as required.
Ability to maintain the confidentiality of patient related materials in compliance with HIPPA requirements.
This position occasionally requires various types of physical exertion including, but not limited to climbing, lifting, pulling, pushing, prolonged standing, operating laboratory equipment and other devices, or moving moderate to heavy weight.
The duties listed above are not set forth for purposes of limiting the assignment of work. They are not to be construed as a complete list of the many duties normally to be performed under a job title or those to be performed temporarily outside an employee's normal line of work.
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must:
Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question, Are you a Military Veteran?
Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation at time of application filing. Please note: If you have multiple DD214s, 215s, or NGB 22S, Please submit the one with the latest date. Coast Guard must submit a certified copy of the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (Before 9/11) or the Department of Homeland Security (After 9/11). Discharge papers must list and Honorable Discharge Status. Discharge papers not listing an Honorable Discharge Status are not acceptable
A copy of a valid State ID Card or Driver's License which identifies the holder of the ID as a Veteran, may also be attached to the application at time of filing.
If items are not attached, you will not be eligible for Veteran Preference
VETERANS MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS OR APPLICABLE STATE ID CARD OR DRIVER'S LICENSE AT TIME OF INTERVIEW
Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
Basic Term Life Insurance
Deferred Compensation Program
Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
MUST MEET REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION
*Degrees awarded outside the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States' territories and Canada must be credentialed by an approved U.S. credential evaluation service belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). Original credentialing documents must be presented at time of interview.
*Please note all offers of Employment are contingent upon the following conditions: satisfactory professional & employment references, healthcare and criminal background checks, appropriate licensure/certifications and the successful completion of a physical and pre-employment drug screen.
*CCHHS is strictlyprohibitedfromconditioning,basingorknowingly prejudicingoraffectinganytermoraspectofCountyemploymentorhiringuponorbecauseofanypoliticalreasonorfactor.
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