Overview

Position Overview
The Illinois Department of Public Health is seeking a highly motivated individual to perform theduties as Clinical Laboratory Technologist 1. Under general supervision, performs laboratory workin the Newborn Screening Lab subject to the provisions and amendments of the Illinois ClinicalLaboratory Act and the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act CLIA’88.
Job Responsibilities
1.
Prepares, aliquots and analyzes specimens routinely submitted to the laboratory.
2.
Provides assistance to other units.
3.
Following established quality control procedures, and established recognized laboratoryprotocols, completes analysis /testing; evaluates and verifies accuracy of results.
4.
Performs routine and preventive equipment maintenance (PM).
5.
Participates in proficiency testing (PT), analyzes PT samples in a manner similar to routinelaboratory specimens, Reports PT results and assumes responsibility for those results.
6.
Completes QA/QC reports and interpretation of unusual results.
7.
Identifies problems that may adversely affect test performance and either takes correctiveaction or notifies the supervisor.

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.