Working under the direction of a Clinical Laboratory Supervisor, Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) and/or Medical Technologist, provides a variety of services for John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital System laboratories. The CLA Greets patients and establishes positive first impressions with patients, visitors and medical staff. Provides instructions to patients regarding the collection of various non-blood specimens for laboratory testing. Works closely with hospital staff to verify patient laboratory orders, specimen type and transport methods. Performs phlebotomy functions, receives blood, urine and other specimens for diagnostic testing. Processes specimens to be placed on the automation sample processing line and/or delivers specimen(s) to the appropriate testing location and assists the technical team.
This position is exempt from Career Service under the CCH Personnel Rules.
High School Diploma or GED is required(Must provide proof at time of interview)
Must be a Certified Phlebotomist or Certified Medical Assistant (Must provide proof at time of interview)
One (1) year of work experience as a Phlebotomist or Medical Assistant is required
Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification from the American He a rt Association is required(Must provide proof at time of interview)
Basic proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel is required
Must be able to type 15 words per minute (typing test may be administered)
Must be able to train and draw blood on all age groups patient populations and complete 100 successful collections within first 90 days of employment
Must be able to work rotating shifts and alternating weekends
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 position.
· Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question,
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.
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