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Medical Lab Technician V Duties

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This is responsible technical work in directing and performing routine and non-standardized tests and examinations in a clinical laboratory under general supervision.

Work involves responsibility for performing a variety of standard and highly specialized examinations and tests, and for instructing lower level technical personnel. Work is performed independently within established methods and procedures. Work is reviewed through discussions of problems arising in the work and quality control programs.


Performs more difficult and complex tests and examinations and re-tests where abnormal or atypical results were obtained.

May be responsible for maintaining a large inventory of supplies in a scientific storeroom.

Prepares laboratories for use by students.

Instructs and participates in the work of other technical personnel conducting a variety of complex examinations.

Performs chemical analyses of samples and specimens.

Performs special tests and related analytical procedures.

Performs hematological examinations such as blood counts, smears for differential counts, and blood groupings.

Instructs students and other technical personnel in practical laboratory methods, techniques, and interpretation of results through informal methods and demonstrations.

Instructs students in the proper procedures of surgical classroom work.

Performs independent, complex research and clinical diagnostic work.

Prepares student teaching laboratories.

Performs related work as required.

Graduation from a standard high school, supplemented by two (2) years of college level work in the sciences and five (5) years experience; or graduation from a standard high school and completion of an approved Clinical Laboratory Assistant course and five (5) years experience; or graduation from a standard high school and completion of an approved Medical Laboratory Technician course and three (3) years experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Approved Clinical Laboratory Technician exam, if applicable; or Clinical Laboratory Assistant (ASCP) registration; or Medical Laboratory Technician (ASCP) registration.

Considerable knowledge of the methods, materials, and techniques used in laboratory work.

Considerable knowledge of the basic principles of chemistry, biology, and bacteriology.

Considerable knowledge of the basic principles and procedures of laboratory science as applied to medical diagnostic work.

Ability to make accurate observations and reports of test results.

Ability to prepare technical reports governing procedures and results of laboratory tests and examinations.

Skill in laboratory manipulative techniques.



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