Medical Lab Technician V Duties
This is responsible 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 highly specialized examinations and tests, and for
instructing lower level technical personnel. Work is performed
independently within established methods and procedures. Work is
reviewed through discussions of problems arising in the work and
quality control programs.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Performs more difficult and complex tests and examinations and
re-tests where abnormal or atypical results were obtained.
May be responsible for maintaining a large inventory of supplies
in a scientific storeroom.
Prepares laboratories for use by students.
Instructs and participates in the work of other technical
personnel conducting a variety of complex examinations.
Performs chemical analyses of samples and specimens.
Performs special tests and related analytical procedures.
Performs hematological examinations such as blood counts, smears
for differential counts, and blood groupings.
Instructs students and other technical personnel in practical
laboratory methods, techniques, and interpretation of results
through informal methods and demonstrations.
Instructs students in the proper procedures of surgical
Performs independent, complex research and clinical diagnostic
Prepares student teaching laboratories.
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from a standard high school, supplemented by two (2)
years of college level work in the sciences and five (5) years
experience; or graduation from a standard high school and
completion of an approved Clinical Laboratory Assistant course
and five (5) years experience; or graduation from a standard
high school and completion of an approved Medical Laboratory
Technician course and three (3) years experience; or any
equivalent combination of training and experience.
Approved Clinical Laboratory Technician exam, if applicable; or
Clinical Laboratory Assistant (ASCP) registration; or Medical
Laboratory Technician (ASCP) registration.
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.