Medical Technologist Duties
This is advanced analytical work in performing standardized
tests and examinations in an assigned clinical laboratory.
Work involves performing a variety of standard and special
serological, bacteriological, hematological, or biochemical
laboratory examinations and tests. Work is performed with
considerable independence and is reviewed through observation of
performance and review of test results.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Performs a variety of bacteriological examinations of specimens
for the presence of various diseases and pathologic conditions.
Prepares a variety of culture media for the development and
identification of organism.
Stains slides, examines microscopically, and reports findings.
Makes chemical analysis of blood to determine the quantitative
presence of chemical components.
Makes chemical analysis of urine specimens.
Tests urine for color, specific gravity albumin, and sugar.
Does special procedures as required and related analyses.
Obtains blood samples by venipuncture and fingerstick.
Performs hematological examination such as making complete blood
counts, smears for differential count, blood grouping,
determining sedimentation rates, and bleeding and clotting time;
makes platelet and reticulocyte counts and gravity tests.
Prepares technical reports including procedures and results of
laboratory tests and examinations.
Operates automated equipment and performs minor repairs as
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
A Bachelor degree with an appropriate number of quarter hours in
a relevant science to be ASCP eligible for the appropriate
categorical exam when experience criteria is met plus an
approved Clinical Laboratory Technologists exam plus three (3)
years experience; or Medical Technologists ASCP eligible; or
Categorical (ASCP) registration and at least one (1) year of
Categorical (ASCP) registered, if applicable or Medical
Technologist (ASCP) registration.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Thorough knowledge of the principles, methods, materials,
equipment, and techniques of medical technology.
Considerable knowledge of the basic principles of chemistry,
biology, and bacteriology as related to medical technology.
Ability to perform assigned tasks according to exactly
prescribed procedures and to make accurate observations and
records of test results.
Skill in laboratory manipulative techniques.