Class Code: NC6
Under general supervision, performs
a variety of waived and moderately complex laboratory testing. May provide
technical supervision to lower level laboratory staff; and performs other work
The Medical Laboratory Technician class
performs the full range of specimen collection, processing and testing for
hematology, chemistry, microbiology, urinalysis and coagulation. Incumbents
are responsible for the technical accuracy of hematological, biochemical,
serological, and coagulation tests.
The Medical Laboratory Technician is
distinguished from the Clinical Laboratory Scientist and Public Health
Microbiologist series in that incumbents may not perform highly complex
laboratory tests as defined by State and Federal regulations.
verifies, and reports results of moderately complex laboratory tests including
but not limited to: complete blood counts: urinalysis; sedimentation rates; wet
mount; other moderately complex microbiology tests;
record and report test data accurately and within established timeframes and
quality control standards;
and maintain quality requirements of waived CLIA tests including but not
limited to: hemoglobin A1c, microalbumin, pregnancy, fecal occult blood,
direct strep and rapid flu;
venous and skin punctures to obtain blood samples for test purposes;
chemistry, immunochemistry, and therapeutic drug testing;
in required proficiency testing programs and required laboratory inspection
quality control and test results into information systems accurately and within
provide technical supervision to laboratory assistants/phlebotomists;
specimens for transportation;
with clinic providers;
inventory of materials and supplies;
other work as required.
- Laboratory concepts, techniques and
practices used in moderately complex laboratory testing;
- Quality control and quality assurance
concepts, standards and practices;
- Proper and safe handling and disposal
of laboratory specimens, chemicals and hazardous waste;
- Phlebotomy techniques, specimen
handling and integrity issues.
- Perform a wide variety of waived and moderately
complex laboratory testing within prescribed procedures;
- Conduct clinical laboratory tests
according to establish procedures and within acceptable quality control
- Maintain accurate records of test
data results, and prepare factual reports in a timely manner;
- Train others in technical laboratory
procedures and equipment use;
- Establish and maintain cooperative
working relationships with those contacted in course of work;
- Input, access and analyze data
utilizing a computer;
lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
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:
and maintenance of a valid Medical Laboratory Technician License issued by the
State of California Department of Public Health, Laboratory Field Services.
License: Upon appointment, possession and maintenance of a valid Class C California driver license or the ability to provide suitable transportation which is approved by the appointing authority.
to communicable diseases, pathogenic organisms and toxic or caustic chemicals.
Bargaining Unit: 41
EEOC Job Category: 02
Occupational Grouping: 45
Workers Comp Code: 0290