Overview

Position Overview
The Illinois Department of Public Health is seeking a highly motivated individual to perform theduties of Clinical Laboratory Technologist Trainee. Under direct supervision, for a period not longerthan twelve months, participates in an agency sponsored training program. Studies and becomesproficient in the complex laboratory procedures used for testing specimens for biological andchemical agents related to an event of terrorism, infectious disease outbreaks, and other publichealth emergencies, including foodborne and waterborne outbreaks.
Job Responsibilities
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Receive comprehensive bench side laboratory training in the performance of the complexprocedures used to set up the various tests performed on specimens received in thelaboratory that may contain biological or chemical agents.
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Receive training in processing and preparation of specimens received for biological orchemical agent testing.
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Receive training in the preparation and standardization of reagents.
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Receive training in sterile techniques, handling hazardous specimens, and select agent rulesrequired for safe performance of diagnostic procedures in a clinical laboratory.
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Receive training in using instruments required for performance of laboratory procedures,including cleaning and calibrating.
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Receive training in recording and reporting results.
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Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of theduties enumerated above.

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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.