Medical Technologist Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Classification:
Performs serological, bacteriological, biochemical, hematological
and microbiological laboratory examinations and tests for use in
treatment and diagnosis of disease.
first in a series of three classifications. Incumbents are required
to work with bio-hazardous material.
Examples of Duties:
- Performs a variety of determinations on different bodily
fluids such as pregnancy tests, urinalysis, and complete blood
counts; confirms and verifies test results and reports findings
- Collects body fluids and material such as urine, blood, and
- Performs and reviews quality controls in testing; decides if
results are within acceptable ranges, researches problems and
- Maintains a log of supplies used in the laboratory and keeps
area stocked with supplies.
- Prepares specimens to be stored or transported to the
- Advises clinicians and other health care providers on proper
methods of collection of specimens.
- Operates, calibrates, and conducts performance checks on
clinical laboratory equipment.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of the principles, methods, materials, equipment
and techniques of medical technology.
- Skill in both verbal and written communication.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in
Medical Technology or related area of specialty; OR, Four years of
related medical technology experience; OR, Any equivalent
combination of experience and/or education from which comparable
knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
Certification/registration or certification/registry eligible as a
Medical Technologist is required.
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