MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST II- MICROBIOLOGY

Cook County Health & Hospitals System - Chicago, IL (30+ days ago)3.8


Job Number: 00121995

Job Posting: Aug 14, 2018, 12:03:24 PM Closing Date: Aug 28, 2018, 11:59:00 PM

Full-time Shift Start Time: 11:00 P.M. Shift End Time: 7:00 A.M.
Collective Bargaining Unit: SEIU Local 73

Posting Salary: $25.049 - HOURLY
Organization: Health and Hospital Systems

LOCATION: JOHN H. STROGER HOSPITAL

DEPARTMENT: PATHOLOGY

SHIFT: 11:00PM-7:00AM

JOB SUMMARY SEIU LOCAL 73

The Medical Technologist II performs tests and procedures of a highly complex nature and by demonstrating a thorough understanding of the technical methods, concepts and principles. 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 Technologist I, Interns Medical Laboratory Technicians and others. Assists in verifying test results of a small unit or section and ensures the timely and accurate delivery of services. May assist Medical Technologist III in the execution of highly advanced tests and procedures or provide additional coverage in connection with particular assignments. Exercises professional judgment and independent discretion beyond that of a Medical Technologist I in a variety of circumstances which may include locating and selecting from among alternative methods and procedures in specific cases, or making minor deviations from established guidelines where gaps in specificity exists. Provides expertise relative to assigned area(s) and performs a variety of responsible duties in connection with troubleshooting one or 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Must qualify 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 provide official transcripts at the time of interview)
Must have received training in an accredited medical technology program (Must provide proof at time of interview)
Must have two (2) years of microbiology work experience in performing all microbiology tasks including specimen processing and plating experience

PERFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Medical Technologist (MT), Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) or other national certification (Must provide certification at time of interview)
Registered Technologist with a nationally recognized registry, such as Smerican Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), American Medical Technologist (AMT), etc.,either as a generalist or as a specialty (Must provide certification at time of interview)
Prior molecular experience
VETERAN PREFERENCE
PLEASE READ
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
OR
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.

BENEFITS PACKAGE
Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
Basic Term Life Insurance
Pension Plan
Deferred Compensation Program
Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
For further information on our excellent benefits package, please click on the following link: http://www.cookcountyrisk.com/

MUST MEET ALL REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING.

  • Degrees awarded outside of 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 strictly prohibited from conditioning, basing or knowingly prejudicing or affecting any term or aspect of County employment or hiring upon or because of any political reason or factor.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH & HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

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