Medical Technologist IV Duties
This is supervisory and technical analytical work in performing
standardized or highly specialized tests and examinations in a
Work primarily involves the performance of a variety of standard
and special serological, bacteriological, hematological or
biochemical laboratory examinations and tests. The necessity of
re-tests is determined independently by this position where
atypical or abnormal results have been obtained. Employees in
this class may perform more advanced and specialized laboratory
and instructional work regarding the application of more varied
and complex procedures. Employees may also be responsible for
providing technical guidance to and limited supervision of
students and subordinate technicians. Under the direction of or
in the absence of an administrative superior, this employee will
be responsible for the accuracy of results and the
administrative control of technical standards within the unit.
Work is performed independently within established methods and
procedures and is reviewed through reports and discussions of
problems with an administrative superior.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Performs a variety of bacteriological examinations of specimens
to determine the presence of various diseases and pathologic
Troubleshoots and maintains laboratory equipment.
Prepares a variety of culture media for the development and
identification of organisms.
Keeps records of various stock and orders supplies as needed.
Evaluates procedures and upgrades methodology as needed.
Instructs students, student assistants, and/or subordinate
technologists in up-to-date procedures and techniques.
Operates various types of laboratory equipment which may include
spectrophotometers, cell counters, microscopes, blood gas
analyzers, fibrinometers, anaerobic analyzers, incubators, and
Stains slides, examines microscopically, and prepares reports of
Performs immunochemistry, enzyme immunoassays, hemostasis
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from an accredited college or university with major
course work in biology, chemistry, or medical technology
supplemented by considerable experience as a medical
technologist in the clinical laboratory of a hospital; or any
equivalent combination of training and experience.
Medical Technologist (ASCP) registration plus a minimum of three
years experience as a medical technologist.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Considerable knowledge of the principles, methods, materials,
equipment, and techniques of medical technology.
Considerable knowledge of the principles of chemistry, biology,
histology, and bacteriology as related to medical technology.
Some knowledge of recent developments in the field of medical
Ability to supervise and/or instruct subordinate technologists
and students in areas of medical laboratory examinations and
Ability to perform assigned tasks according to exactly
prescribed procedures and to make accurate observations and
records of tests results.
Skill in the use of medical laboratory equipment.