Under minimal supervision, exercises a high degree of independent judgment and technical expertise as a Medical Technologist by performing tasks of high complexity in connection with one or more specialized areas related to Point of Care Testing (POCT), Biochemistry, Microbiology, Blood Banking, Hematology, Immunology or elsewhere within the Department of Pathology. Provides technical guidance, training and direction to Medical Technologist I and II, as well as others. Under general directions may perform duties associates with providing for adequate coverage within the laboratory on a particular shift and by ensuring that laboratory procedures are carried in an effective manner. Confers with other Technologists, supervisors and administrative staff as to a strategy for operating the laboratory at optimal levels. Assists with the development and incorporation of new methods, approaches and procedures for the unit. Assumes responsibility for one or more areas with respect to monitoring or ensuring compliance with governmental or other regulatory standards, explaining them to others or providing quality control. Helps develop written procedures and manuals relative area of expertise and assists with safety and administrative tasks as required. Exercises independent judgment in a variety of matters, subject to administrative approval.
Bachelor's degree in a scientific field that qualifies to clinical laboratory studies. (must provide official transcripts at time of application)
Must qualify as a Medical Technologist by the Illinois Clinical Laboratories Code and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA).
Must be an accredited Medical Technologist (MT), Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) or other national certification. (must provide proof at time of application)
Must have six (6) years of full-time, professional hematology experience as a medical technologist in a hospital or health care setting and be able to perform all blood bank tasks, including equipment maintenance, trouble shooting, training staff, writing and Quality Control (QC)/Quality Improvement (QI).
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Proficiency in the execution and interpretation of specialized and highly complex laboratory tests and procedures requiring a thorough and extensive knowledge of concepts, principles and practices relative to the area of assignment and commensurate with that acquired through additional or highly specialized postgraduate education training or on the job experience as further defined by the needs of the position. Thorough knowledge of the scientific methodology applicable to a particular area of specialization.
Mastery of specific tasks and procedures sufficient to effectively provide testimony or other expert opinion as may be required under a variety of circumstances.
Thorough and extensive knowledge of governmental and other regulatory requirements applicable to or sections. Skill in assisting at a highly responsible level with preparations for CLIA and other inspections and in meeting prescribed standards associated therewith.
Knowledge of Laboratory Information Systems (LIS) and various computer systems.
Ability to work with other highly trained or specialized Technologist to isolate and define unknown conditions, resolve critical problems, formulate and write new procedures for the section, and develop new approached.
Ability to collaborate with others to plan, develop and carry out vital scientific programs.
Ability to work with a variety of staff and to build effective relationships.
Ability to work within broad guidelines requiring independent decision-making, complimented by sound judgment in determining when to bring difficult or unsolvable problems to other senior staff or supervisors as necessary. Willingness to work with others in a team effort and provide leadership as required.
Ability to perform any or all of the tasks attributable to Technologists I and II assigned to a specific area or otherwise to provide technical guidance and direction in related matters.
Ability to effectively and responsibly review and release data and information and ensure a high degree of confidentiality as required.
Ability to apply Quality assurance and control without supervision.
Ability to troubleshoot more than one bench or area.
Ability to participate and assist with blood drawing services and perform related duties, where applicable.
Skill in management of patient and laboratory related data, records and information through the use laboratory information systems or other PC technology 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, prolonger 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,
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