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Lab Processor

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
SHIELD Illinois
Physical Address
Chicago, IL 60612
Job Description

Shield IL seeks Lab Processors to, under the direct supervision from the designated supervisor, assist with duties in the COVID-19 molecular testing section at the Laboratory as part of the COVID-19 initiative called SHIELD Illinois. These include cleaning and disinfecting laboratory spaces and equipment, unpacking supplies, removing packaging and waste from the laboratory and uphold a safe work environment by wearing the required PPE.

Proper and safe handling of infectious substances
Identify and check-in saliva samples
Assist and maintain stock of laboratory supplies
Remove laboratory waste and packaging for safe disposal
Clean and disinfect laboratory spaces and equipment
Unpack laboratory supplies and remove supply boxes from the laboratory
Provide proper documentation for the Lab General Supervisor to review
Take direction from the Lab General Supervisor and Medical Lab Scientists in the clinical molecular laboratory
Clean and disinfect laboratory spaces and equipment
Unpack testing supplies
Remove packaging and waste from the laboratory
Uphold a safe work environment by wearing required PPE
Handle bodily fluids that may contain COVID-19 safely
Any other duties or responsibilities, as assigned
Required: Must be 18 years of age or older to apply.

Pay rate: Starting $18/hour

Schedule: flexible, up to 40 hrs/wk

Locations: Metro Chicago/Rockford/Central IL/Springfield/Champaign Areas

This is a temporary, hourly, non-benefit eligible position. For full consideration, candidates must apply and submit a letter of application, resume, and names/addresses/phone numbers of three professional references at

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