UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

CLINICAL TECHNOLOGIST 1

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

8200 (SEIU Local 925 HMC Technical)

CLASS SERIES CONCEPT

Perform clinical laboratory tests used in the screening, diagnosing, and treating of pathological conditions.

BASIC FUNCTION

Perform at a professional level routine manual and automated clinical diagnostic tests in a clinical laboratory.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Under general supervision, perform routine diagnostic laboratory tests such as complete blood cell count, serum electrolyte analysis, and micro-organism identification and sensitivity testing.

TYPICAL WORK

Perform clinical diagnostic laboratory tests; record, evaluate and interpret test results; contact appropriate personnel for tests with unusual or critical findings;

Calibrate, operate, troubleshoot and perform routine and emergency preventive maintenance to laboratory instruments and related equipment. The following is a partial list of instruments commonly utilized by personnel in this class:

-          bacterial ID & susceptibility electrophoretic apparatus

-          testing instruments gamma & beta counters

-          blood culturing instruments gas chromatographs

-          blood gas analyzers high performance liquid chromatographs

-          densitometers light, phase & fluorescence microscopes

-          discrete chemistry analyzers single & double-beam spectrophotometers

-          electronic cell counters transcutaneous monitoring instruments;

Assure that quality control requirements are met to validate test results; record data or continual quality assurance program;

Utilize institution-based computer system for test result entry and data acquisition;

Apply transcutaneous monitors to patient and evaluate readings at bedside or during surgery;

Collect specimens; may assist and instruct patients and medical staff in proper specimen collection techniques; may assist physicians in obtaining bone marrow specimens and preparing specimens for evaluation;

Assist in instruction and training of new employees, post-doctoral fellows, residents, medical students and medical technology students;

Assist in the development and evaluation of new procedures;

Prepare and verify the quality of reagents, standards, and control samples;

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A Bachelor's Degree in Medical Technology with a curriculum accredited by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation of the American Medical Association AND certification or eligibility to take examination, with successful completion and certification within one year from date of hire, for certification with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists or equivalent, or certification with specialty organization appropriate to the laboratory division

OR

equivalent education/experience.

New Class: 1-3-73
Revise Title and Class: 12-14-73
Revise Class: 4-18-88
Revise MQ: 5-14-04 
Revise Class/New CBU: 3-8-11
CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05