University of Connecticut University of UC Title Fallback Connecticut

SHS Clinical Lab Technologist

Payroll Title: UCP IV
Class Code: 0447-9084
Job Family: SHS
FLSA Code: E
Score: 463

JOB SUMMARY

Under the direction of responsible health professionals, performs advanced chemical, bacteriological and/or microscopic examinations and other specialized routine laboratory procedures in the SHS licensed clinical laboratory for purposes of obtaining information for the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of patients.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Performs advanced chemical, microbiological and microscopic tests and examinations of blood, urine, feces and other body fluids.
  2. Draws blood from patients and performs analysis of blood sample.
  3. Obtains cultures and specimens from patients for examination.
  4. Utilizes standard and special culture media, stains, reagents and other bacteriological procedures.
  5. Keeps records of tests performed and samples taken.
  6. Performs preventive maintenance, calibration and minor repair of laboratory instruments; monitors the currency of service records of all instruments as required by regulatory agencies.
  7. Responsible for the proper disposal of bio-hazardous waste generated by the Laboratory, including collection, packaging, labeling, handling, tracking and documentation in accordance with OSHA standards.
  8. Assists in quality control and other required tests to meet state certification and standards; records all quality control and quality assurance activities, instrument and procedural calibrations, and maintenance performed.
  9. Supervises and assists in training student workers and students-in-training.
  10. Reports communicable disease findings as required by regulatory agencies.
  11. May supervise laboratory operations in absence of supervisor.
  12. Obtains results from referral lab.
  13. May participate in various committees and advisory groups.
  14. Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Masters in clinical laboratory science, medical technology or chemical, physical or biological science and one year training/experience in high complexity testing OR Bachelors in medical technology or chemical, physical or biological science and one year training/experience in high complexity testing OR Associates degree in laboratory science or medical laboratory technology and two years training/experience in high complexity testing OR On or before 2/28/92 qualified or could have qualified as a general supervisor under laboratory regulations published March 14, 1990 (55FR 9538).

 

 

Date Created: 1/24/1986