Medical Technologist 0.5 FTE in Chicago, IL at Shriners Hospitals for Children

Date Posted: 11/21/2019

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Medical Technologist 0.5 FTE

Shriners Hospitals for Children – Chicago is a one-of-a-kind international health care system dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs. Our Chicago Hospital provides comprehensive orthopedic, plastic, reconstructive and craniofacial surgery and rehabilitation services for children.

We currently have a 0.5 FTE Medical Technologist position opening.


Shriners Hospitals for Children - Chicago believes that its long-term success as the world's finest philanthropic healthcare system depends on the dedication of each employee to a core set of values. These core values embrace the concept that all employees are valued members of the family-centered patient care team. The patient care team as a whole is comprised of two equally important interdependent units i.e., support service personnel and multidisciplinary direct patient care employees. It is essential that each team member perform in a manner that exemplifies the belief in our core values.

The medical technologist accurately performs and evaluates technical procedures utilizing accepted quality control techniques with the aid of automated, semi-automated and/or manual methodologies. Diagnostic procedures are performed in chemistry, microbiology, hemostasis, hematology, blood banking, urinalysis and venipuncture as needed.

Performs phlebotomy on patients/employees as needed.  Follows proper procedure for preparing patient, verifying identity of patient, obtaining specimen, correctly filling out requisition. Follows established procedures for laboratory quality control and documents corrective action on QC failures. Performs daily, monthly, and as needed maintenance on equipment and documents accordingly. Is knowledgeable on correct procedure for specimen collection/rejection. Performs calibration of equipment as required. Performs accurate and appropriate testing of specimens received in the laboratory, according to established laboratory protocol and procedures. Reports test results in a timely manner per policy/procedure. Reports results for stats, abnormals, critical values, and other categories of special requests as defined by laboratory policy. Ensures test requisitions are filled out correctly. Is proficient in hematology, hemostasis, urinalysis, microbiology, chemistry, serology and blood banking. Troubleshoots instruments, equipment, reagents and patient specimens when problems occur.  Notifies Manager if unable to resolve the issue.  Documents action taken. Complies with established laboratory and hospital policies for universal precautions and safety procedures. Promotes effective working relations and works effectively as part of a department team, inter and intra-departmentally, to facilitate the department’s ability to meet its goals and objectives. Maintains work area – cleans bench, restocks supplies, notifies manager of low inventory.

Job Requirements


Education:   Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Technology or a related field of laboratory science (biological, chemical or physical) from an accredited college or university.

Experience:   One to two years related experience and/or training in a general clinical laboratory setting preferred.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:  MT (ASCP) or equivalent