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Cook County Illinois

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Chicago, Illinois

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LABORATORY TECHNICIAN III (HISTOLOGY) AFSCME Medical Examiner’s Office Chicago, Cook, IL, United States [IMAGE] Cook County Offices Under The President Administrative HearingsAuditorBureau of AdministrationBureau of Economic DevelopmentBureau of FinanceBureau of Human ResourcesBureau of TechnologyFacilitiesOffice of the President Job Summary Under the direct supervision of the Histology Supervisor, functions as a technician for the Histology Department of the Office of the Cook County Medical Examiner. Maintains confidential histology records for cases of the Office of the Cook County Medical Examiner. Responsible for performing histopathological tasks including microtomy, embedding, cryotomy, and special staining procedures in preparing specimens for microscopic examination by a pathologist. Handles registration of autopsy specimens and handling of bio-hazardous materials. Provides information regarding status of histology cases to pathologists and supporting staff. Responds to inquiries regarding laboratory results and routes technical inquiries to higher level personnel. Performs other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications High School Diploma or General Educational Development (G.E.D.) Certificate SUPPLEMENTED WITH Two (2) years of work experience in Histopathology under the supervision of a pathologist or board certified medical scientist. (*Must provide proof of HS Graduation or GED Certificate at time of interview). -OR Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate s degree (A.A/A.S.) in clinical laboratory sciences or a life science is required. (*Must provide original college/university transcripts at time of interview.)-OR-Sixty (60) semester hours of academic credit from a regionally accredited college/university, with a combination of twelve (12) semester hours of biology and chemistry (must include credit hours in both). (*Must provide original college/university transcript at time of interview). – OR-Successful completion of a National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) accredited Histotechnology Program SUPPLEMENTED WITH two (2) years of full- time work experience in a histology laboratory setting. (*Must provide proof at time of interview) (*Must provide original college/university transcript at time of interview). All candidates must be certified by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) as either a Histotechnician/Histotechnologist (ASCP-HT/HTL) OR certified as a Medical Technologist (ASCP-MT) within one (1) year of their start date. All candidates must work weekends and holidays. *Degrees awarded outside of the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States territories and Canada must be credentialed by an approved U.S. credential evaluation service belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). Original credentialing documents must be presented at time of interview. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS Knowledge of the operations, policies, procedures and practices of the Office of the Medical Examiner. Knowledge of safe and effective use of chemicals, reagents and equipment. Knowledge of maintaining quality control for prescribed equipment, and quality assurance in compliance with government, safety and regulatory requirements. Knowledge and ability to use automated and conventional laboratory equipment. Knowledge of inventory control. Skill in utilizing Microsoft Word, Excel or Electronic Case Management Systems. Skill in the organization and maintenance of extensive paper and electronic files. Skill in the use and application of basic mathematical functions. Excellent verbal and written communication skills with ability to gather information from others and make inquiries. Ability to be attentive to details and to adhere to strict safety requirements for handling infectious agents. Ability to interact in a professional manner with individuals at all levels (Cook County staff, pathologists, vendors, and visitors). Ability to work independently and exercise troubleshooting skills. Ability to perform basic laboratory procedures, coordinate simultaneous projects and meet deadlines. Ability to collect personal information in an unbiased, professional and confidential manner. Ability to pay attention to variable detail; verify and edit complex data; and transcribe and cross reference data from computers and documents. Ability to follow-up in a thorough and timely manner on assignments and unresolved business. Ability to collect information and explain departmental office policies/procedures to others. Ability to work with exposure to unpleasant chemical odors and/or health and safety hazards while utilizing personal protective equipment (PPE). The duties listed are not set forth for purposes of limiting the assignment of work. They are not to be construed as a complete list of the many duties normally to be performed under a job title or those to be performed temporarily outside an employee’s normal line of work. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTSMedium WorkMedium Work involves exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently or an amount greater than negligible and up to 10 pounds constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects. VETERAN S PREFERENCEWhen applying for employment with Cook County Government, preference is given in the application process to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for more than 180 consecutive days, or during War Time. To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must: * MEET THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION. * IDENTIFY THEMSELVES AS A VETERAN ON THEIR EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION BY ANSWERING YES TO THE QUESTION Are you a military veteran? * ATTACH A COPY OF THEIR DD 214, DD215 or NGB 22 (NOTICE OF SEPARATION) AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING. IF YOU HAVE MULTIPLE DD 214S, 215S, OR NGB 22S, PLEASE SUBMIT THE ONE WITH THE LATEST DATE. COAST GUARD MUST SUBMIT A CERTIFIED COPY OF THE MILITARY SEPARATION FROM EITHER THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (BEFORE 911) OR THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (AFTER 911). The Cook County Department of Veterans Affairs can assist you with obtaining a certified DD214 and having it recorded for you at no charge. Please contact VETERAN MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS AT TIME OF INTERVIEW. *This position requires successful completion of post-offer tests, which may include a background check, drug screen and medical examination. Falsification of any information in the application process will result in disqualification, dismissal after hire, and/or placement on the County s Ineligible for Rehire List for a period of two (2) or five (5) years. For current County employees, such falsification may result in discipline, up to and including termination, and placement on the County s Ineligible for Rehire List for a period of two (2) or five (5) years. See Cook County Code of Ordinances, Article II, Sections 44-54 Unlawful Practices Relating to Employees and Employment – Penalty, 44-56 Political Discrimination; Cook County Employment Plan, Section V.N. Pre-Interview License and Certification Verification; Supplemental Policy No. 2014-2.13 Ineligible for Rehire List; and Cook County Personnel Rules 3.3(b) (7) (8) (18). COOK COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYERNOTE: As an internal candidate, should you be offered the position, salary allocations shall abide by the Cook County Personnel Rules. Mar 24, 2021, 2:44:48 PM Full-time