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Blood Gas Technician, Full-time, Evenings

Location Chicago, Illinois Business Unit Northwestern Memorial Hospital Job REQID 37268 Job Function Laboratory Shift Evening Job (2nd) Apply Now

At Northwestern Medicine, every patient interaction makes a difference in cultivating a positive workplace. This patient-first approach is what sets us apart as a leader in the healthcare industry. As an integral part of our team, you'll have the opportunity to join our quest for better healthcare, no matter where you work within the Northwestern Medicine system. At Northwestern Medicine, we pride ourselves on providing competitive benefits: from tuition reimbursement and loan forgiveness to 401(k) matching and lifecycle benefits, we take care of our employees. Ready to join our quest for better?


The Blood Gas Technician reflects the mission, vision, and values of Northwestern Medicine, adheres to the organization's Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.


  • Responsible for performing exacting laboratory measurements on whole blood supernatants and other fluids.
  • Performs preventative maintenance, calibrations and repairs on various lab equipment.
  • Identifies, corrects and documents problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting.
  • Acquires specialized knowledge of Respiratory Therapy modalities and cardiopulmonary physiology essential for assessing the compatibility of laboratory data to the patient's condition.
  • Compiles daily statistics as directed.
  • Communicates with physicians, nurses, therapists and other clinical personnel to achieve optimal patient care.



  • Bachelor's degree or two years of college training in a health related science.
  • Laboratory experience.

Equal Opportunity

Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.

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