6412 Medical Technologist

POSITION IDENTIFICATION

TITLE Medical Technologist

CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 6412

GRADE 42

 
CLASSIFICATION Nonexempt

CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 6412              

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Director, Health and Wellness Services

MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR  Vice President for Student Affairs 

GENERAL FUNCTION

The Medical Technologist performs professional laboratory work following established clinic procedures and performs chemical and biological tests on patient specimens for medical diagnosis.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A Bachelor of Science degree in a health-related or scientific field is required; a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology is preferred.

Experience: One year experience as a clinical Medical Technologist is required; two years experience is preferred.

License: Must be certified by the American Society for Clinical Pathologists.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Assists the clinic physician in making a medical diagnosis by accurately performing and reporting all in-house laboratory testing procedures and obtaining necessary specimens for reference laboratory testing, as required.

2. Ensures accurate lab testing by personally drawing specimen from patients and/or by giving clear, precise instructions to patients for self-administered lab tests.

3. Enhances the efficiency and accuracy of lab testing by maintaining adequate laboratory supplies, by keeping equipment in operational condition, and by maintaining a clean and orderly laboratory work area.

4. Assists in the preparation of monthly statistical reports by keeping accurate records on all radiographic and laboratory procedures performed.

5. Maintains quality assurance of the Laboratory by performing proficiency testing.

6. Performs radiographic procedures at a technically acceptable level.

7. Ensures that the radiological unit contributes to providing proper patient care by maintaining appropriate supplies, maintaining the equipment in operational condition, and maintaining a clear, orderly work area.

8. Reduces the potential for liability by following established practices and procedures for completing x-rays as requested by the physician.

9. Reduces the potential for loss of accreditation from regulatory agencies by maintaining x-ray files in accordance with governing regulations and procedures.

10. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses required by the Director, Health and Wellness Services.

11. Contributes to the smooth and effective operation of the Taylor Health Center by performing all other duties and responsibilities as required.

SUPERVISION

The Medical Technologist works under the general supervision of the Director, Health and Wellness Services and under the direct supervision of the physicians of Taylor Health Center and assigns work and supervises others who work in the laboratory area.

OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES
REVISED JUNE 2007

JOB FAMILY 4

Factor 1: Professional Knowledge, Skill, and Technical Mastery

Level 3 - 1500 Points: Entry-level knowledge of the principles, concepts, practices, and methods of an administrative, managerial, technical, or professional specialty. Knowledge permits employee to carry out basic recurring tasks and routine portions of assignments or to carry out less demanding professional elements of assignments in professional or technical areas including accounting or auditing, financial management, business administration, human resources, law, engineering, science, or medicine, while gaining familiarity with the University's policies and goals, business practices, and/or accounting systems. This level of knowledge permits the employee to schedule and carry out the steps of a limited operation or project, or to complete stages of a multi-phase project. Alternatively, knowledge at this level might also permit the employee to carry out recurring tasks and routine assignments requiring moderate experience in specific areas within higher education. Knowledge at this level is typically acquired through a combination of formal education and/or training and experience that includes a requirement for a college degree in a specific technical or professional specialty. Knowledge requirements may also include a limited amount of related work experience. Alternatively, equivalent knowledge requirements at this level include a non-technical or general Bachelor's degree requirement with a moderate level of additional related work experience or a non-specific Master's degree requirement with some related work experience.

Factor 2: Supervisory Responsibility

Level 2 - 130 Points: Regular, but limited, supervision, training, or directing the work assignments of (a) small numbers of student, part-time or temporary workers, or (b) one or more permanent, full-time employees. The nature of supervision is largely confined to scheduling work and assigning tasks. Supervision at this level typically does not include a full range of supervisory responsibilities, and supervisory duties typically do not consume a large portion of the work day.

Factor 3: Interactions with Others

Level 1 - 50 Points: Interactions are typically limited to the immediate supervisor and work team. The nature of the interaction typically involves routine exchange of information or providing assistance to coworkers. Little or no contact with the general public, students, or others outside one's immediate work group is required.

Factor 4: Job Controls and Guidelines

Level 2 - 250 Points: The employee carries out a group of procedures using the general methods and desired results indicated by the supervisor. Typically, standard operating procedures, handbooks, and/or reference manuals exist for most procedures, but the employee must select from the most appropriate of several guidelines and make minor adjustments to methods. Unforeseen situations are normally referred to others for resolution. Assignments are related in function and objective, but processes, procedures, or software varies from one assignment to another. Based on the assignment, the employee uses diverse, but conventional, methods, techniques, or approaches. Employees in jobs at this level may perform work that is moderately complex, but normally performed within a fairly narrow and specific functional area.

Factor 5: Managerial Responsibility

Level 2 - 400 Points: Work involves services including collecting, processing, and disseminating information and providing advice to others. Work activities may be complex and likely affect the accuracy, reliability, or acceptability of further processes or services to the extent that others rely on the advice given in order to make decisions. Work activities typically affect the efficiency of the department but have relatively minor effects on operations within the cost center. Individuals in jobs at this level are often responsible for actively documenting, monitoring, and controlling expenditures. Incumbents may recommend minor expenditures, but have no substantive authority over budgets.