Chief Medical Technologist Duties
This is supervisory, administrative, and technical analytical
work in performing standardized or highly specialized tests and
examinations in a clinical laboratory or highly specialized and
independent technical tasks.
Work involves supervising a group of technologists and
technicians in the performance of a variety of standard
serological, biochemical, histological, and hematological
laboratory examinations and tests and specialized tests and
re-tests where abnormal or atypical results were obtained.
Employees of this class may perform more advanced and
specialized laboratory and instructional work requiring the
application of more varied and complex procedures or be
responsible for accuracy of results and administrative control
of technical standards in the unit supervised. Work is performed
independently within established methods and procedures. Work is
reviewed through review of reports and discussion of problems
arising in the work.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Serves as chief technician for the blood bank, hematology, and
histology laboratory; supervises and participates in the
performance of all standard clinical laboratory tests and
procedures; provides clerical, supply, and administrative
support required in laboratory administration.
Arranges schedules for subordinate technicians; assists in
revision of methodology; supervises the maintenance of
laboratory records and reports.
Participates in the selection and training of personnel; orders
Supervises and participates in obtaining samples and making
chemical analyses of blood to determine the quantitative
presence of non-protein nitrogen, creatinine, blood sugars,
total protein, blood calcium, and other chemical components and
testing of urine for color, specific gravity, albumin and sugar;
making other special tests as required such as bile tests,
special protein analyses, glucose tolerance, kidney function
tests and related analytical procedures.
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from a four year college or university with major
course work in biology, chemistry, or medical technology; and
considerable experience as a medical technologist in the
clinical laboratory of a hospital including experience in the
area of assignment; or any equivalent combination of training
Candidates for this position must possess, at the time of
appointment, registration as a Medical Technologist or
Histologic Technician, American Society for Clinical
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Extensive 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 development, current literature, and
sources of information in medical technology appropriate to the
field of specialization.
Ability to supervise subordinate technologists and instruct
students in the performance of medical laboratory examinations
Ability to perform assigned tasks according to exactly
prescribed procedures and to make accurate observations and
records of tests results.
Ability to supervise the preparation of reports and the
maintenance of records.
Skill in the use of medical laboratory equipment in the
performance of required tests and examinations and skill in
demonstrating the use of medical laboratory equipment.