Laboratory Technician III

Recruitment #090718-MGBC03-350500

Summary Statement

The incumbent performs laboratory functions, administrative support for the Sexual and Reproductive Health unit, and assists the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. Duties: drawing blood for all Sexual and Reproductive Health clients, collecting and testing urine for pregnancy testing using urine dip sticks, processing gram stain tests for sexually transmitted infections, entering lab data into electronic databases, control testing for HIV, pregnancy tests, dip sticks and lead, ordering lab supplies, quality control of the Seaford Health Unit Laboratory and may cover Kent and Sussex counties.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
  • Prepares media, reagents and stains.  Computes and measures quantity.
  • Ensures orderly and environmentally correct storage of media, reagents, supplies, samples and equipment.
  • Ensures technically correct cleaning, sterilization and solvent treatment of equipment.
  • Conducts laboratory tests and analyses.
  • Operates and maintains various laboratory equipment.
  • Requisitions, inspects and distributes laboratory supplies and equipment.
  • Records information on manual/computerized records, logs and related requests for analysis, shipping/transporting samples, ordering supplies/equipment, and status of water supply system.
  • Packs and ships, picks up or delivers supplies, samples and equipment.
  • May perform phlebotomy to obtain blood specimens for examination.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Laboratory Technician III
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. One year experience in conducting chemical or biological laboratory tests.
  2. One year experience in using laboratory equipment and instrumentation. 
  3. One year experience in laboratory sample handling. 
  4. Six months experience in performing mathematical and statistical computations on laboratory test data. 

Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

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