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 interview)
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 interview)
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).
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,
The Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County. CCHHS is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCHHS is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.