Overview

Position Overview
The Illinois Department of Public Health is seeking a highly motivated individual to perform theduties of Clinical Laboratory Technologist 2. Under direction, performs professional work in a Statelaboratory, subject to the provisions of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA), USFDA,USEPA, and Select Agent Rules. The duties of the position include, but not limited to, conductingcomplex tests, performing standard and specialized analytical microbiology procedures to detectthe presence of enteric pathogens in clinical specimens, design and evaluate new testing methodsand technologies, and provide training to lower level personnel.
Job Responsibilities
1.
Conducts complex tests.
Performs specialized techniques (cultural, biochemical, serological, and microscopic) toidentify enteric pathogens in clinical specimens and/or specimens referred by otherlaboratories and hospitals.
2.
Cultures feces, urine, blood and/or food, etc., using special processing techniques andselective media for the isolation of salmonella, shigella, campylobacter, E. coli and otherEnterobacteriaceae causing communicable gastrointestinal infections, by using selectivemedia and special antisera for speciation of above groups.
3.
Instructs and trains new and lower technical staff in the identification of enteric pathogens.
Confers with unit supervisor concerning abnormal or unusual results and resolution oftechnical problems.
4.
Provides assistance to other units.
Prepares samples/specimens for testing.
Performs tests following appropriate laboratory procedures.
Analyzes results.
Prepares reports of findings.
Performs preventative maintenance on testing equipment.
5.
Reports diagnostic test results.
Compiles statistical information.
Discusses interpretation of laboratory findings with physicians, local health agencypersonnel or other laboratories.
6.
Performs routine and preventative maintenance, calibration, and care of standard andspecialized laboratory equipment.
Prepares and maintains records of analyses and compiles data for periodic summaryand statistical reporting.
7.
Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope pf thoseenumerated 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.