Medical Lab Technician Duties
This is technical work in directing and performing routine as
well as non-standardized procedures in a clinical laboratory
under general supervision.
Work includes responsibility for performing a variety of
standard and specialized examinations and tests. Work is
performed independently within established methods and
procedures. Detailed instructions are provided. Work is reviewed
through discussions of problems arising in the work and quality
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Performs a variety of examinations and tests within a clinical
Prepares a variety of culture media for the development and
identification of organisms.
Participates in and/or performs chemical analyses of specimens.
Performs special tests, as required, e.g. bile tests, special
protein analyses, glucose tolerance, kidney function tests, and
related analytical procedures.
Participates in and performs hematological examinations, e.g.
making complete blood counts, smears for differential counts,
and blood grouping.
Calibrates and operates laboratory equipment such as a
spectrophotometer and photoelectric colorimeter.
Assists in instructing students and other technical personnel in
practical laboratory method, techniques, and interpretation of
results through informal methods and demonstrations.
Performs complex research and clinical diagnostic work.
May provide limited instruction over other technical personnel.
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from a standard high school and four (4) years
experience or graduation from a standard high school and
completion of an approved Clinical Laboratory Assistant program;
or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
Approved Clinical Laboratory Technician exam, if applicable or
Clinical Laboratory Assistant (ASCP) Registered or eligible.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Considerable knowledge of the methods, materials, and techniques
used in laboratory work.
Considerable knowledge of the basic principles of chemistry,
biology, and bacteriology.
Considerable knowledge of the basic principles and procedures of
laboratory science as applied to medical diagnostic work.
Ability to make accurate observations and reports of test
Ability to prepare technical reports governing procedures and
results of laboratory tests and examinations.
Skill in laboratory manipulative techniques.