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This is supervisory and technical analytical work in performing standardized or highly specialized tests and examinations in a clinical laboratory.

Work primarily involves the performance of a variety of standard and special serological, bacteriological, hematological or biochemical laboratory examinations and tests. The necessity of re-tests is determined independently by this position where atypical or abnormal results have been obtained. Employees in this class may perform more advanced and specialized laboratory and instructional work regarding the application of more varied and complex procedures. Employees may also be responsible for providing technical guidance to and limited supervision of students and subordinate technicians. Under the direction of or in the absence of an administrative superior, this employee will be responsible for the accuracy of results and the administrative control of technical standards within the unit. Work is performed independently within established methods and procedures and is reviewed through reports and discussions of problems with an administrative superior.


Performs a variety of bacteriological examinations of specimens to determine the presence of various diseases and pathologic conditions.

Troubleshoots and maintains laboratory equipment.

Prepares a variety of culture media for the development and identification of organisms.

Keeps records of various stock and orders supplies as needed.

Evaluates procedures and upgrades methodology as needed.

Instructs students, student assistants, and/or subordinate technologists in up-to-date procedures and techniques.

Operates various types of laboratory equipment which may include spectrophotometers, cell counters, microscopes, blood gas analyzers, fibrinometers, anaerobic analyzers, incubators, and centrifuges.

Stains slides, examines microscopically, and prepares reports of findings.

Performs immunochemistry, enzyme immunoassays, hemostasis procedures.

Performs related work as required.

Graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in biology, chemistry, or medical technology supplemented by considerable experience as a medical technologist in the clinical laboratory of a hospital; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Medical Technologist (ASCP) registration plus a minimum of three years experience as a medical technologist.

Considerable knowledge of the principles, methods, materials, equipment, and techniques of medical technology.

Considerable knowledge of the principles of chemistry, biology, histology, and bacteriology as related to medical technology.

Some knowledge of recent developments in the field of medical technology.

Ability to supervise and/or instruct subordinate technologists and students in areas of medical laboratory examinations and tests.

Ability to perform assigned tasks according to exactly prescribed procedures and to make accurate observations and records of tests results.

Skill in the use of medical laboratory equipment.



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