Job Code Pay Scale Group Pay Scale Type Bargaining Unit Civil Service or Non-Civil Service Last Executive Board Change Executive Board Change History
32060 06 ST P4 C 575-28 09/01/1994
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06/01/1989 32060


DEFINITION: This is medical technology work in the performance of laboratory tests.

An employee in this class performs a variety of standardized laboratory tests in such fields as chemistry, bacteriology, serology, parasitology, hematology, cytology, and histology. Assignments are usually made on a rotating basis to provide broad experience to employees and to develop competence in all areas of testing. Work involves calibrating instruments, recognizing technical irregularities and deviations from normal reactions, and suggesting the review of new or modified tests and procedures through study of current literature in the field. Supervision may be exercised over lower-level laboratory personnel. Initially, work is performed under the close supervision of a higher-level medical technologist, but as the employee becomes familiar with procedures general supervision is received except when assignments involve new tests. Work is reviewed through observation, reports, and conferences.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: Performs a variety of standardized laboratory tests in the field of microbiology, such as bacteriology, serology, virology, mycology, and parasitology.

Performs standardized tests in the field of hematology, including gross and microscopic examinations of blood, blood groups, RH typing, and other laboratory tests applicable to blood bank operations.

Performs a variety of standardized clinical chemistry tests, including microscopic examination of urine specimens.

Performs standardized tests in the field of histopathology and exfoliative cytology.

Collects test samples from patients.

Calibrates instruments and standardizes solutions.

Keeps records; prepares and initials reports of activities performed.

Performs related work as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of standard laboratory instruments and equipment and the techniques and procedures concerning their use.

Knowledge of the basic theories, principles, and practices of medical technology.

Knowledge of the literature and current develops in the field of medical technology.

Skill in the use of laboratory instruments and equipment.

Ability to exercise judgment in preparing specimens for testing, determining the appropriate test procedures, and interpreting test results.

Ability to perform medical technology tests with a high degree of accuracy and precision.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, medical staff, and patients.

Ability to prepare clear and concise records and reports.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Possession of a bachelor's degree in medical technology;


Certification of having passed a nationally administered medical or clinical laboratory technologist examination.