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Medical Lab Technician IV Duties

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This is technical work in directing and performing routine and non-standardized tests and examinations in a clinical laboratory under general supervision.

Work involves responsibility for performing a variety of standard and specialized examinations and tests, and for instructing lower level technical personnel. Work is performed independently within established methods and procedures, but on new work detailed instructions are provided. Work is reviewed through discussions of problems arising in the work and quality control programs.


Performs more difficult and complex tests and examinations and retests where abnormal or atypical results were obtained.

Instructs and participates in the work of other technical personnel conducting a variety of examinations and tests.

Makes chemical analyses of specimens.

Performs specialized tests and analytical procedures.

Performs hematological examinations, such as making complete blood counts, smears for differential counts, and blood grouping.

Assists in instructing students and technical personnel in practical laboratory methods, techniques, and interpretations of results through informal methods and demonstrations.

Assists in and instructs students in the proper procedures of surgical classroom work.

Performs independent and complex research and clinical diagnostic work.

Prepares students teaching laboratories.

May maintain scientific storeroom; orders supplies.

Performs related work as required.

Graduation from a standard high school, supplemented by two years of college level work in the sciences and three (3) years experience; or graduation from a standard high school and completion of Clinical Laboratory course and three (3) years experience; or graduation from a standard high school and completion of Medical Laboratory Technician course.

Approved Clinical Laboratory Technician exam, if applicable; or Clinical Laboratory Assistant (ASCP) registration; or Medical Laboratory Technician (ASCP) registration or eligible.

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 results.

Ability to prepare technical reports governing procedures and results of laboratory tests and examinations.

Skill in laboratory manipulative techniques.



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