CYTOTECHNOLOGIST II- PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE - HIRING FAIR
Cook County Health and Hospitals Systems
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Type: Full Time
Hospital, Public and Private
Internal Number: 00129224
CYTOTECHNOLOGIST II- PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE - HIRING FAIR
Job Posting: Nov 14, 2022, 8:42:17 AM
Closing Date: Nov 21, 2022, 11:59:00 PM Full-time Shift Start Time: 8:00 A.M. Shift End Time: 4:00 P.M.
Collective Bargaining Unit: SEIU Local 73 Posting Salary: $32.474- HOURLY
Organization: Health and Hospital Systems
Cook County Health will seek to fill the position by means of the Hiring Fair process.
Note: Onsite interviews will be held at 1950 West Polk Street - 5th Floor, Chicago, IL 60612. The only opportunity to interview for this position will be on Monday November 21, 2022, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. You must attend onsite at the Hiring Fair (and sit for an interview if qualified) to be considered for the position.
Location: JOHN H. STROGER, JR. HOSPITAL SEIU 73
Shift: 8AM- 4 PM
Under the general direction of a Pathologist performs highly complex and specialized tasks related processing, maintaining and screening of cytologic smears for purposes of identifying malignant abnormal cells, fungi, parasites, viral changes, and hormonal changes. Prepares microscope slides from specimens of blood, scrapings or other bodily exudates and fixes and stains slides according to established procedures. Examines cell samples using cytomorphologic and quantitative methods. Works closely with Pathologists and other medical staff to discuss specific findings and review the operations of the laboratory. Assumes responsibility for one or more aspects of quality control, safety compliance, inventory and supplies, or related activities. May assist in coordinating the activities of other Cytotechnologist I and other laboratory staff, where applicable. Exercises a high degree of skill and independent judgement in responding to and accounting for all test results and laboratory findings, as well as maintaining all records, samples and related materials relative to tests and procedures being conducted. Assists Pathologist in research and other duties as required.
Under the general direction of a Pathologist, performs a variety of difficult and highly specialized procedures related to the sampling and examination of human cells for
purposes of detecting and identifying abnormalities. Applies cytomorphologic and quantitative methods in order to recognize or. establish the presence of a variety of possible malignancies, endocrinologic disorders and microbiologic elements. Correctly identifies fungi, parasites or viral cytopathic changes.
Consults regularly with Pathologist to ensure that the cytologic preparation is acceptable and to proceed according to established procedures and or as directed; advises Pathologist where deviations or unusual findings occur and makes recommendations as to alternative methods or procedures to be followed; offers interpretations as required.
Maintains accurate productivity files and records. With the Physician's approval may be authorized to release information. Participates in cytology check samples and other quality control exercises and may assume primary responsibility in connection
Reviews and records data for gynecologic and non-gynecologic cases as part of quality assurance program.
Attends and participates in safety programs and other department seminars; assumes responsibility for maintaining safety and other standards within the laboratory and assisting with and preparing for inspections.
Assists in research projects; assists Pathologists in connection with the above and in all other matters as required.
Orders and maintains inventory and supplies for the section or
Operates PC or laboratory information systems and maintains accurate logs and records as required.
Bachelors from an accredited college or university
Must possess Certification as a Cytotechnologist (CT-ASCP) from the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Thorough knowledge of established laboratory procedures related to the sampling and examination of human cells for purposes of detecting and identifying abnormalities and applying cytomorphologic and quantitative methods in order to recognize a variety of possible malignancies, endocrinologic disorders and microbiologic elements.
Thorough knowledge of the scientific concepts and principles and laboratory practices associated with carrying out the above and related procedures and maintaining an accurate and precise record of same.
Skill in correctly identifying fungi, parasites, viral cytopathic changes and hormonal Skill in all facets of preparing microscopic slides from specimens of blood, scrapings or other bodily exudates as necessary.
Skill in preparing smears which meet the approval of the
Skill in the use of PC or laboratory information systems to and retrieve patient records according to hospital and laboratory procedures and maintain patient confidentiality in compliance with HIPPA standards.
Skill and proficiency in the execution of duties in accordance with assigned tasks as further outlined in the Department's internal policies and procedures and as established as acceptable standards of performance in collection with periodic employee evaluations. Ability and willingness to perform all duties associated with maintaining the effectiveness and productivity of the laboratory. Ability to perform any and all duties required of the Cytotechnologist I and assist or relieve other staff as necessary.
Ability to consult and communicate effectively with senior staff and physicians regarding all aspects of tests and procedures conducted and findings derived therefrom. A thorough understanding of the technical vernacular and concepts necessary to engage in such discussions. Ability to understand and follow all directives and bring questions or irregularities to the attention of the supervisor or Physician.
Ability to participate effectively in cytology check samples and other quality control exercises and offer observations or interpretations where
Ability to review and records data for gynecologic and non-gynecologic cases as part of quality assurance program. Ability to maintain accurate productivity files and records.
A willingness and ability to participates as necessary in safety programs and other department seminars; ability to follow and direct the enforcement of safety and other standards within the laboratory.
Ability to other administrative tasks as assigned, including ordering and maintaining of supplies.
This position occasionally requires various types of physical exertion including, but not limited to climbing, lifting, pulling, pushing, prolonged standing, operating laboratory equipment and other devices, or moving moderate to heavy weight.
Physical and Environmental Demands
This position is functioning within a healthcare environment. The incumbent is responsible for adherence to all hospital and department specific safety
requirements. This includes but is not limited to the following policies and procedures: complying with Personal Protective Equipment requirements, hand washing and sanitizing practices, complying with department specific engineering and work practice controls and any other work area safety precautions as specified by hospital wide policy and departmental procedures.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the personnel so classified.
For purposes of the American with Disabilities Act, “Typical Duties” are essential job functions.
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must:
Meet the minimum qualifications for the
Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question, “Are you a Military Veteran?”
Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation at time of application filing. Please note: If you have multiple DD214s, 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 9/11) or the Department of Homeland Security (After 9/11). Discharge papers mustlist and Honorable Discharge Status. Discharge papers not listing anHonorable Discharge Status are not acceptable
A copy of a valid State ID Card or Driver’s License which identifies the holder of the ID as a Veteran, may also be attached to the application at time of filing.
If items are not attached, you will not be eligible for Veteran Preference
*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).
*Please note all offers of employment are contingent upon the following conditions: satisfactory professional & employment references, healthcare and criminal background checks, appropriate licensure/certifications and the successful completion of a physical and pre-employment drug screen.
*CCHHS is strictly prohibited from conditioning, basing or knowingly prejudicing or
affecting any term or aspect of County employment or hiring upon or because of any political reason or factor.
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ABOUT COOK COUNTY HEALTH (CCH)
The Cook County Health’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County.
CCH is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.
The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCH is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, ...collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER