Medical Technologist I - Path Labs - Micro - 50%

Employment Type

: Part-Time


: Healthcare - Allied Health


To provide service to the medical community and patients by performing requested microbiology and serology tests in a timely manner and fostering a learning environment for students, residents and new employees rotating through the Microbiology laboratory.


Perform and interpret appropriate stains, biochemical tests, serologic tests, etc., on a wide variety of organisms obtained from various specimen sources such as serum, blood, urine, stool, tissue, etc. which have been requested for any of the following: aerobes, anaerobes, mycobacteria, mycology, parasitology, virology and serology.

Perform and interpret specialized tests and examinations (i.e. latex agglutination, fluorescent microscopy, ELISA procedures).

 Perform quality control procedures and maintain such records, resolve discrepancies arising from such tests and document all corrective measures taken.

Operate and maintain laboratory instrumentation (i.e. blood culture system, Vitek 2 and other automated instruments, etc.).

Perform and interpret a variety of serological and immunological tests for antigen and antibody detection.

Perform and interpret appropriate antibiotic susceptibilities.

Order microbiology/serology tests and enter patient test results using the laboratory and/or the hospital computer systems

Gain further technical expertise in one or more subspecialties by participating in ongoing continuing education.

Required to communicate matters of technical importance to physicians, staff and customers on multiple systems as is appropriate

Teach new employees, medical students, medical technology students and residents in microbiologic/serologic procedures and technique.

Perform other duties as assigned.



1. High school graduation or equivalent.

2. Meets basic standards and qualifications for laboratory testing personnel under Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), Subpart M, Section 493.1489.

The CLIA reference can be found at the following website address:

Note: It is recommended that, in order to ensure consistent application of these qualifications, the evaluation and verification of an applicant’s credentials be accomplished through the cooperative efforts of an experienced clinical laboratory technologist and the personnel department in a manner which will preserve the applicant’s anonymity.

To Apply: For fullest consideration, please complete an online application by clicking the Apply for Position button below.

Please upload all valid certifications and transcripts within the document section of your online application. Documentation of high school completion (official transcripts, copy of diploma or GED certificate) is required in order to be eligible for this position within the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System.

All civil service positions require an exam. The exam for this position is a Credentials Assessment. You will not be required to report in person for this exam.

Credential Assessment Exam Scoring Information:

You will not be required to report in person for this exam. The updated online application and all uploaded, relevant documents, such as a resume and/or college transcript will be used in the calculation of the exam score. These documents should be uploaded prior to the position close date. 

When completing your online application, please be sure to provide detailed information about your job knowledge and specific duties and responsibilities, as your qualifications for any Civil Service position will be primarily determined based on what is contained in the application. Dates of employment and if employed on a full or part time basis (including number of hours per week) must be indicated for each position held. Additional consideration will be given to supporting documentation i.e. resume, transcripts, licenses, and certifications so please be sure to attach all applicable documents.

If a degree or college coursework is required, you must provide official transcripts.

Transcripts/Licenses/Certifications MUST be uploaded electronically to your online application through the 'Documents' page on the Civil Service Employment Application (page 4). Be sure to select the appropriate document type before uploading the document.

If your educational institution doesn’t provide electronic transcripts, they must mail the transcripts to:

UI Health
Recruitment and Staffing
1747 W. Roosevelt Rd. 3rd. FL (MC 807)
Chicago IL 60608
Attn:  H90518  - Medical Technologist I - JM

If an application and all applicable forms, transcripts, and supporting documents are not submitted by the close date, the applicant/employee will not be considered for this position and will be denied. 

For fullest consideration, the above mentioned requirements must be submitted no later than Tuesday, May 26, 2020.

We appreciate your interest in employment at the University of Illinois at Chicago. 

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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