6413 Medical Lab Technician

POSITION IDENTIFICATION

TITLE Medical Lab Technician

CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 6413

GRADE 41

CLASSIFICATION Nonexempt

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Designated Medical Technologist

MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Director, Health and Wellness Services

GENERAL FUNCTION

The Medical Lab Technician collects and processes biological specimens for analysis, performs X-rays, reports test results, maintains documentation on lab instruments, and orders and maintains the laboratory’s reagent and consumable supply inventory.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS

Education: An Associate’s degree in science and completion of an accredited medical lab technician (MLT) program is required.

Experience: Medical laboratory experience is preferred.

Skills: Strong analytical and problem solving skills are required. The ability to prioritize and organize workload and handle multiple priorities is required. Effective verbal and written communication skills are required.  Basic knowledge and understanding of computer operation and Microsoft applications is required. Phlebotomy skills are required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Licensure/Certification: Current certification as a Medical Laboratory Technician through the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or an equivalent certification is required; new graduates must obtain certification within 6 months of employment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Follows established procedures for collecting and processing biological specimens for analysis.

2. Collects blood primarily by performing venipuncture per established procedures.

3. Follows laboratory procedures related to quality control, calibration, maintenance, troubleshooting related to laboratory instruments.

4. Maintains documentation for all laboratory instruments.

5. Reports test results according to established policy and procedures.

6. Maintains the inventory and orders reagents and consumable supplies for the laboratory.

7. Monitors and maintains laboratory computer applications.

8. Performs quality assurance and quality control for moderate complexity lab tests.

9. Performs X-rays according to established policy and procedures.

10. Assists physicians and clinical staff in various responsibilities as assigned.

11. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

12. Contributes to the overall success of the Health and Wellness Center by performing all other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISION

The Medical Lab Technician reports to the designated Medical Technologist.

OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES

JULY 2017

JOB FAMILY 4

Factor 1: Professional Knowledge, Skill, and Technical Mastery

Level 2 - 900 Points: Entry-level professional knowledge of the principles, concepts, practices, and methods of non-technical administrative and managerial functions. Knowledge permits the employee to carry out basic recurring tasks and routine portions of assignments or to carry out less demanding professional elements of assignments in areas including communications, social sciences, art and design, education, and related functions while gaining in 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 to complete stages of a multi-phase project. 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 an unspecified field or a specific background in a non-technical area. Knowledge requirements may also include a limited amount of related work experience.

Factor 2: Supervisory Responsibility

Level 1 - 50 Points: Typically, little, if any, supervision of others is required. The job may require irregular but occasional responsibility to direct the work of student workers and/or temporary or part-time workers. The nature of supervision is largely confined to assigning tasks to others and does not include a full range of supervisory responsibilities. The amount of time spent on directing the work of others is normally a small portion of total work time.

Factor 3: Interactions with Others

Level 2 - 100 Points: Interactions are generally routine and structured involving employees inside the University, students, or the general public. The purpose may include obtaining or clarifying facts, coordinating work, solving recurring problems, or providing factual information to others. Contacts may be with coworkers or structured exchanges with students, faculty, or the general public, and are generally for the purpose of exchanging information.

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 1 - 150 Points: Work involves services including collecting, processing, and disseminating information for others to use. Work activities may be complex and may affect the accuracy, reliability, or acceptability of further processes or services, but typically involve providing information for others to use rather than requiring managerial decision-making on the part of the incumbent. Job activities typically have limited consequences for the department and relatively minor impact on the cost center. Jobs at this level typically involve no budgetary control except for the normal responsibilities associated with monitoring and reporting every day expenses.