Under general supervision, performs clinical laboratory tests according to established procedures in order to obtain data for use in diagnosis and treatment of disease. Analyzes, interprets and ensures accuracy of test results.
1. Operates complex automated analysis equipment; certifies and
corrects malfunctions of equipment and instrumentation, and
performs regular maintenance in accordance with established
2. Determines suitability of test samples, records test data, makes
statistical calculations, prepares test reports, and answers
routine questions with area of competence for medical personnel
3. Compares laboratory results with normal values and investigates
atypical results to determine cause.
4. Ensures proper preparation and replacement of chemicals and
reagents, evaluates new diagnostic kits and procedures,
participates in assuring quality control and performs efficiency
5. Assists in research, development and implementation of laboratory
6. Records, calculates and plots known control values on technical
instruments to ensure their reliability and accuracy in reporting
results. Regularly cleans, performs routine maintenance and
calibrates instruments and equipment.
Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.
EDUCATION: Successful completion of a medical technology program accredited by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA).
EXPERIENCE: One year as a medical technologist.
OTHER: Certification by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).
Comprehensive knowledge of applicable safety, quality control, and specimen handling guidelines and procedures. Skill in using applicable laboratory equipment such as centrifuges, meters, microscopes, incubators, pipettes, autoclaves, and sterilizers.
Ability to work quickly and accurately when under strict deadlines; to wear and work in personal protective equipment.
Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Candidates selected for employment may be subject to medical inquiries and/or medical examinations to determine ability to perform the job. Employees in this job class must maintain valid certification with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. Employees in this job class may be subject to pre-employment and random drug testing.