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Medical Technologist I

University/Agency Illinois State University
Civil Service Classification Medical Technologist I
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Posting Duration 5/15/2024 - 5/28/2024
Probationary Period 6 months

Job Description

Under direction of the Laboratory Supervisor, provides diagnostic laboratory test results. Ensures appropriate collection and preparation of patient specimens, performance of laboratory test procedures according to protocols, instrumentation, and evaluation of information taking appropriate action as needed.

Laboratory Procedure Manuals and Safety Manuals are available for reference during and after individual training. It is the responsibility of Laboratory staff to follow the procedures approved by the Lab Director and suggest revisions as needed.

Additional Information
University Benefit Highlights:

- Health, dental, vision, and life insurance
- Retirement and supplemental retirement
- Tuition waiver benefits are available to staff as well as their eligible dependents.
- Paid holiday/administrative closures during Thanksgiving and Winter Breaks
- Paid vacation and sick time


Required Qualifications
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. This is a direct link:

Note: IDPH link to required Laboratory Personnel Qualifications can be found at:

Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required
1.Knowledge of tests and procedures provided by the SHS Lab.
2.Knowledge of state and federal licensing requirements (ie. CLIA)
3.Knowledge of physiology and pathology as related to clinical diagnosis and treatment.
4. Knowledge of basic principles of lab medicine as it relates to medical clinical lab testing.
5. Knowledge of basic medical clinical instrumentation.
6. Knowledge of instrumentation troubleshooting and preventive maintenance
7.Manual dexterity.
8. Oral and written communication skills.
9. Ability to learn basic management principles.
10. Ability to learn basic computer operations.
11. Organizational ability.
12. Ability to operate complex lab equipment.
13. Ability to maintain necessary records and reports.
14. Ability to recognize abnormal results and act appropriately.
15. Ability to interact effectively and appropriately with SHS facility personnel.
16. Ability to determine the validity of results and initiate corrective action.
17. Ability to manage several tasks at once.
18. Ability to perform phlebotomy.


$24.19 per hour


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Contact Information

University/Agency Illinois State University
Department/College Human Resources
Contact Breanna Crippen
Phone Number 309-438-8848
Comments Please fully complete the entire application including, but not limited to, the education and work history portions. Be specific on your work history, including employment dates (if part-time you must list the number of work hours) and duties for all positions held. Applicable part-time work experience will be considered toward qualifying for this position; however, it will be converted to a full-time equivalency to determine combined length of experience. Please do not put "see resume" in the duties and responsibilities section of the work history. This will be considered an incomplete application and incomplete applications will not be considered.

The Civil Service examination for this classification is based on your application materials and responses to the supplemental questions. No participation other than submission of applicant materials is required from applicants that qualify to take the exam. If you meet the minimum required qualifications for this position, you will receive a score calculated based on your education and experience, and your name will be placed on the active employment register by exam score. After the application deadline, the names within the top three scores will be referred to the department for interview.

Other documentation such as the college transcripts, certifications, and licensures may be uploaded with your application materials or submitted by one of the optional ways listed below in order to receive maximum eligible points on the exam. In order to be eligible for Veteran's Preference points on the exam, appropriate military service documentation, such as a DD-214, may be faxed, mailed, delivered to Human Resources.

Fax: 309.438.0011, Attn: Breanna Crippen
Address: Illinois State University
Human Resources
Campus Box 1300
Normal, IL 61790-1300

This position is represented by AFSCME Local 3236 – HealthCare

This is a full-time position on an academic calendar. It will be subject to academic break lay-off (such as spring break, summer break).

Illinois State University is authorized to do business within the State of Illinois. All work under this appointment is required to be performed from within the State of Illinois.