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.
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
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,
ABOUT COOK COUNTY HEALTH (CCH)
The Cook County Health’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.
CCH 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, CCH 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.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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