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Medical Technologist at University of Chicago

Posted in Other 8 days ago.

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Type: Full Time
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Job Description:

BSD MED - Section Administrator: Infectious Diseases - Clinical Research Staff

About the Department
The Section of Infectious Diseases and Global Health has recently increased staffing to 16 full time faculty, with a commitment from the Department of Medicine to continue expansion and expand capacity for basic laboratory investigation. Although a small group, the special interests and expertise of the faculty are quite complimentary. All the faculty members are outstanding clinicians, with expertise in the management of a wide variety of infections, from common conditions to rare or complicated life-threatening infections. In addition, there is special expertise in the major disciplines that compromise Infectious Diseases: Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control, Healthcare-associated Infections, Infections in Immunocompromised Hosts, Sexually Transmitted Infections, HIV/AIDS, Antimicrobial Therapy and Antimicrobial Resistance, Travel Medicine, and International Infectious Diseases Prevention and Treatment Programs. Research

Job Summary
The Medical Technologist will perform microbiology, immunology, and molecular infectious disease tests, operate state-of-the-art instruments, and conduct esoteric tests with current technology.

- Responsible for quality control, instrument maintenance, and method development to support a broad menu of routine and esoteric tests, including diagnostic tests for infectious diseases.
- Works collaboratively with colleagues, participates in process improvement projects.
Prepare study-related documentation, such as protocol worksheets, procedural manuals, adverse event reports, institutional review board documents, or progress reports.

Prepares quality and safety control measures for the laboratory, such as checks of equipment, temperature control, and documentation of quality improvement projects.

Performs other related work as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:Minimum requirements include vocational training, apprenticeships or the equivalent experience in related field (not typically required to have a four-year degree).
Work Experience:Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.

Preferred Qualifications

- Bachelor's degree in clinical laboratory science or related field f

- One year of pertinent laboratory experience and previous Microbiology & Immunology experience.

- Certification or eligibility as medical technologist (MT) through American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) or equivalent.

Preferred Competencies:
- Ability to be aware of safety hazards and take appropriate precautions.
- Ability to communicate in writing.
- Ability to communicate orally.
- Ability to comprehend technical documents.
- Ability to condense complicated issues to simple summaries that can be understood by a variety of constituents.
- Ability to create and deliver presentations.
- Ability to develop and manage interpersonal relationships.
- Ability to exercise absolute discretion regarding confidential matters.
- Ability to follow written and/or verbal instructions.
- Ability to give directions.
- Ability to handle sensitive matters with tact and discretion.
- Ability to handle stressful situations.
- Ability to learn and develop skills.
- Ability to maintain a high level of alertness.
- Ability to pay attention to detail.
- Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously.
- Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines.
- Ability to react effectively, quickly, calmly, and rationally during conflicts and emergencies.
- Ability to read.
- Ability to train or teach others.
- Ability to work effectively and collegially with little supervision or as member of a team.
- Ability to work independently.

Application Documents
- Resume (required)
- Cover Letter (required)

When applying, the document(s) MUSTbe uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Resume/CV of the application.

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Drug Test Required

Health Screen Required

Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required

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