Overview

Agency Marketing Statement
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is tasked with the oversight of communities withinIllinois to achieve and maintain optimal health and safety. With an annual budget of over $600million in state and federal funds, 7 regional offices, 3 laboratories and over 1,100 employees, IDPHis equipped to fulfill its mission of protecting the health and wellness of the people of Illinois throughthe prevention, health promotion, regulation and control of disease and injury.
Position Overview
The Illinois Department of Public Health is seeking a highly motivated individual to under directsupervision, for a period not longer than twelve months, participates in an agency sponsoredtraining program. Studies and becomes proficient in the complex laboratory procedures used forconducting testing on newborn screening specimens. Evaluates test results, prepares records andreports for laboratory results.
Job Responsibilities
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Receive comprehensive bench side laboratory training in the performance of the complexprocedures used to set up the various newborn screening tests performed on specimensreceived in the laboratory.
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Receive training in processing and preparation of newborn screening specimens received fortesting.
• Learns sterile techniques and implementation of standard laboratory procedures.
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Receive training in the preparation and standardization of reagents.
• Acquires skills necessary to implement the quality control policies and procedures used inthe laboratory.
4.
Receive training in sterile techniques, handling specimens, and select agent rules required forsafe performance of diagnostic procedures in a clinical laboratory.
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Receive training in using instruments required for performance of laboratory proceduresincluding cleaning and calibrating.
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Receive training in recording and reporting results.
• Acquires the skills required to assess and verify the validity of test results through theevaluation of quality sample values.
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Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of theduties enumerated above.

About Illinois Department of Public Health

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is tasked with the oversight of communities within Illinois to achieve and maintain optimal health and safety. With an annual budget of over $600 million in state and federal funds, 7 regional offices, 3 laboratories and over 1,100 employees, IDPH is equipped to fulfill its mission of protecting the health and wellness of the people of Illinois through the prevention, health promotion, regulation and control of disease and injury.