Medical Laboratory Technician Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Classification:
general supervision, performs routine tests in medical laboratory to
provide data for use in diagnosis and treatment of disease, ensuring
validity and accuracy of test results. Processes specimens for
testing and dispatch. Maintains, operates, and troubleshoots
equipment. Performs a variety of clerical duties for the laboratory
a specialized classification not part of a series.
Examples of Duties:
- Performs a full range of clinical laboratory tests and
examination in all sections of the laboratory; collects blood
specimens from patients; evaluates specimens received for
testing to determine suitability for testing; notifies
physicians or nurse practitioners of rejected specimens.
- Processes specimens into the laboratory tests and
examination in all sections of the laboratory information system
for testing; enters and verifies results.
- Provides clerical support for laboratory staff including
processing incoming and outgoing lab reports, making copies,
maintaining and organizing filing systems, and end of the month
- Follows established laboratory procedures for specimen
handling, processing, test analysis, and reporting; maintains
records of patient results.
- Performs scheduled maintenance on all instruments; performs
quality control and notifies Supervisor of any problems and
corrective actions taken.
- Participates in quality improvement processes/projects.
- Assists the lead medical technologist in administration
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of medical terminology.
- Knowledge of laboratory and experimental protocols and
- Knowledge of tissue culture procedures and techniques.
- Skill in record maintenance.
- Skill in both verbal and written communication.
- Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection
- Ability to prepare and process laboratory samples using
- Ability to perform a range of clinical lab tests, chemical
analyses, and biological samples.
- Ability to draw intravenous and peripheral blood.
Associate's degree in Lab Science or Medical Lab Technology from an
accredited institution; OR, Any equivalent combination of education
and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and
abilities have been achieved.
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