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Job Code: 0460
Job Level: 83
Revised Date: 05/06/1988
Job Family: JF 15

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Occupational Summary

Coordinate and participate in a variety of complex technical tasks in the performance of laboratory tests to obtain data for use by physician in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.

Work Performed

Coordinate and participate in a variety of complex technical tasks to include chemical, microscopic, bacteriologic and other medical laboratory tests and examinations to obtain data for use in the diagnosis and treatment of disease; record determinations and results for review by physician. Set up equipment, instruments and apparatus required for specific laboratory tests.

Obtain specimens from patients as required; operate manual and automatic laboratory equipment to make qualitative and quantitive analyses of specimens.

Coordinate the preparation of culture media, chemicals, reagents and solutions. Evaluate collected laboratory data and prepare reports outlining progress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions.

Participate in the development of new medical laboratory procedures and techniques; plan and develop workshops.

Provide technical guidance and instruction to students, interns, residents, and staff; arrange teaching or rotation schedules for students and new employees. Make work assignments; review the work of lower leve employees; assist in the training of new personnel.

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein. The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Required Qualifications at this Level


Work requires a bachelor's degree in Medical Technology or related field. Certification as a Medical Technologist by a nationally recognized board/agency is also required.


Work requires 2 years of laboratory experience as a certified Medical Technologist.




The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

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