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This is entry level technical work performing a wide variety of tasks in a clinical laboratory under direct supervision.

Work involves responsibility for the performance of laboratory tasks which require considerable accuracy and manual dexterity in the preparation, maintenance, and care of laboratory specimens and materials. Work requires the independent performance of assigned tasks within established methods and procedures. Detailed instructions are provided.


Assists in medical research activities.

Performs standardized laboratory analysis and observations.

May prepare histological sections from tissue samples.

Participates in the preparation of laboratory media, specimens, cultures, and reagents.

Sets up and prepares laboratory.

Assembles laboratory equipment; orders and inventories necessary supplies and equipment.

Catalogs material and maintains accurate records of results.

May perform venipuncturist duties.

Receives and records receipt of specimens.

Performs other related duties as required.

Graduation from a standard high school or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Approved Clinical Laboratory Technician exam, if applicable.

Some knowledge of the methods, materials, and techniques used in a clinical laboratory.

Working knowledge of the basic principles in the physical or biological sciences.

Some knowledge of the methods and procedures of laboratory tests and examinations.

Ability to make accurate observations and maintain reports of test results.

Skill in laboratory manipulative techniques.



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