In state laboratories this class is accountable for conducting routine chemical, hematological, bacteriological, histological and microscopic analyses and examinations.
Performs basic tasks independently; works under the close supervision of a Medical Technologist 2, Lead Medical Technologist or other employee of higher grade when performing more advanced tasks.
May lead/supervise laboratory personnel of lower grade.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
chemical and microscopic tests and examinations of blood specimens including
tests such as hemoglobin estimations, complete red, white, differential and
other counts, sedimentation rates, hematocrit and related blood tests;
Conducts chemical and
microscopic analyses of blood specimens for sugar, uric acid, creatinine,
bilirubin, total protein, calcium, phosphorus and other related tests;
Prepares cultures of
specimens for pathogenic bacteria;
Prepares reports of
tests and examinations;
Prepares reports and
May analyze blood for
presence of sickle cell anemia and thalassemia and traits of these disorders;
May test urine samples
for glucose, protein, urobilinogen and other substances;
May obtain blood samples
from clients for examinations;
Performs related duties
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
hematology, histology, bacteriology and urinalysis;
laboratory procedures including safety practices;
oral and written
drawing blood samples skills;
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Five (5) years'
professional experience involving scientific work in a state or federally
regulated clinical laboratory.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training in
biology, chemistry, medical technology or a closely related field may be substituted
for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours
equalling one half (1/2) year of employment to a maximum of four (4) years for
a Bachelor's degree.
A Master's degree in
biology, chemistry, medical technology or a closely related field may be
substituted for the General Experience.
Successful completion of
a Connecticut Careers Trainee program approved by the Department of
Administrative Services may be substituted for the General Experience.
Incumbents in this class must be willing to periodically undergo tests or immunizations for communicable diseases.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to communicable diseases and hazardous substances.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(11)-HEALTH PROF (P-1)
As defined by Sec. 5-196
of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of
positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single
title for administrative purposes. As
such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the
existing specification for Medical Technologist 1 (35 Hour) in Salary Group HC
18 approved effective June 23, 1995. (Revised to modify the Minimum
Qualifications - Substitutions Allowed section and modify content) Final 23-035