Under direction, to do technical laboratory testing and analysis; to keep records of examinations made and findings; and to do other work as required.
Performs a variety of examinations and control tests such as hematological, serological, bacteriological, parasitological and chemical to determine the absence or presence and the nature of diseases or abnormal conditions; draws and examines blood and other smears; makes chemical determinations of blood and urine; types and cross-matches blood and makes blood counts; prepares and examines culture media, stains and reagents; prepares specimens for microscopic examination; performs tests ordered by physicians; conducts quality control testing; prepares specimens for mailing to other laboratories for analysis; sets up and cares for laboratory equipment and apparatus; charts, tabulates and keeps records of tests and submits reports; compiles data and prepares reports regarding laboratory services performed; confers with medical personnel; obtains materials for smears, including urethral specimens.
Working knowledge of:
Training and Experience:
Any combination of education and experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying, unless otherwise specified. A typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be:
Completion of college course work in the biological or physical sciences and completion of an approved apprenticeship in technical laboratory work.
License/Certificate Requirements: Upon appointment, possession and maintenance of a valid California Class C driver license issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles. Possession of a valid Clinical Laboratory Scientist License issued by the California State Department of Health Services.