Overview

Position Overview
The Illinois Department of Public Health is seeking a highly motivated individual to perform theduties of Clinical Laboratory Technologist 1. Under general supervision, plans, organizes, and isresponsible for sample preparation, sample processing, reagent preparation, and instrument datafor testing on newborn screening specimens. Evaluates test results, prepares records and reportsfor laboratory results.

Job Responsibilities
1.
Performs the setup preparation for blood spot specimens.
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Provides assistance to other units.
3.
Independently operate the punch index machine.
4.
Collect specimens (a data collection form and a filter paper blood spot) from the receivingroom, sort specimens contained in envelopes by hospital names, remove specimens fromenvelopes and label each specimen with a unique identification number using a date stamp,and separate the data section from the blood spot portion.
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Performs the operating and/or preventive maintenance of laboratory equipment, includes theliquid pipetting station which includes a controlling computer, thermostatic circulation system,multiphors, orbital rotators, and densitometers.
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Performs other duties as assigned or required 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.