PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
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
Conducts routine 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 maintains records; 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 as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of chemistry, biology, hematology, histology, bacteriology and urinalysis; knowledge of standard clinical laboratory procedures including safety practices; knowledge of scientific methods; knowledge of laboratory instrumentation; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; skill in drawing blood samples; skill in performing mathematical computations.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Five (5) years' professional experience involving scientific work in a state or federally regulated clinical laboratory.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. 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.
2. A Master's degree in biology, chemistry, medical technology or a closely related field 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)
This replaces the existing specification for the same class in Salary Group HC 17 approved effective August 1, 1992. (Revised to implement SCOPE compensation)