at Cook County Government in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Job Posting:May 26, 2023, 8:27:15 PMClosing Date:Jun 10, 2023, 4:59:00 AMFull-timeShift Start Time:3:00P.M.Shift End Time:11:00P.M.
Collective Bargaining Unit:SEIU Local 73NonePosting Salary:$31.16-$37.54/hourly
Organization:Health and Hospital Systems


Shift: 3PM-11PM
Union: SEIU Local 73


Under appropriate supervision, exercises independent judgment and technical expertise as a Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) by performing tasks and testing of high complexity in all areas including Point of Care Testing (POCT), Chemistry, Microbiology, Blood Banking, Hematology Immunology or elsewhere within the Department of Pathology. Provides technical guidance, training and direction to co-workers supervisor 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 testing, performing and monitoring compliance with governmental or other regulatory standards. Helps run, review and manage quality controls. Assists with developing written and format procedures and manuals. Assists with safety and administrative tasks as required. Exercises independent judgment in a variety of matters- subject to prior administrative approval.

This position is exempt from Career Service under the CCH Personnel Rules.

Typical Duties
Performs highly responsible, difficult and complex procedures in all laboratory sections, under the general direction.
Participates in the general oversight, training and coordination of MLS, Laboratory Technicians and other support staff in laboratory procedures and tasks requiring from a basic to a high degree of expertise.
Serves as primary person to demonstrate the correct and proper way to execute a number of regular and specialized tasks and provides theoretical and technical interpretation relative to the principles and concepts involved. Helps develop and explain reports, manuals and other documents as needed.
Confers and consults regularly with supervisor to help establish criteria standards and measures of technical proficiency for the laboratory unit in compliance with management directives, professional standards, and government or other regulatory agency rules and guidelines. May further assist with tasks related providing for the timely and accurate delivery of services through planning, organizing and coordinating the work of other personnel.
Keeps abreast of the latest developments and innovations in the field and conveys vital information to other staff, managers and physicians in order to help assist with strategic planning in that regard.
Recommends purchases of equipment and may assist in the installation and optimization of new analyzers and apparatus. May work with vendors to repair, calibrate or attain thorough efficiency from equipment on hand, including personal computers (PC) and information technology.
Implements quality control systems including new quality control (QC) set-up, review and management for tests being performed. Must be proficient in QC rules and steps to correct failures
Assures adequacy of inventories and arranges replenishment as necessary. Assists in evaluating new laboratory programs and methods and making recommendations in connection therewith. Reviews the progress of the unit toward meeting its goals and objectives.
Assumes primary responsibility for waste management and safety procedures covering one or more areas.
Participates and assists with blood drawing, budget and laboratory cost analysis and other administrative tasks.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Reporting Relationships
Reports to a Laboratory Services Supervisor

Bachelor's degree in a scientific field from an accredited college or university is required (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 provide proof at time of interview)
Must have national certification from the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), American Medical Technologists (AMT) or American Board of Bioanalysis (ABB) as a Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS), Medical Technologist (MT) or General Supervisor (GS) (Must provide proof of certification at time of interview if already obtained)
One (1) year post certification experience in any two (2) laboratory sections is required
Must be able to work efficiently using Microsoft Word and Excel
Must be able to work rotating shifts including alternating weekends
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
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Job Posting: 10964282

Posted On: May 26, 2023

Updated On: Jun 18, 2023

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