UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

CLINICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN 1

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

8330 (SEIU LOCAL 925 Medical/Laboratory Tech)

BASIC FUNCTION

At a semi-technical level, perform simple laboratory testing and/or prepare specimens for laboratory testing or set up specimens for laboratory testing as well as other laboratory work which supports the operation of a clinical laboratory.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Under general supervision, perform simple and qualitative clinical laboratory tests and/or prepare/set up specimens for laboratory tests and other laboratory work in support of technologists, faculty and students.

TYPICAL WORK

Set up bacterial, fungal and viral cultures; set up and monitor herpes cultures; maintain stock cultures; read gram stains; make and stain blood smears;

Prepare reagents, chemical solutions, culture media or cell cultures according to established procedures;

Operate laboratory equipment such as electronic balances, microscopes, spectrophotometers, pH meters, autoclaves, metering pumps and centrifuges;

Participate in demonstrating simple laboratory techniques to students and new employees;

Perform laboratory specimen processing consisting of receiving, identifying, assigning accession numbers, sorting, preparation and internal laboratory distribution of blood, urine, and other biological specimens;

Respond to inquiries concerning patient lab values, reference ranges, specimen requirements, procedures, time required for tests, and preparation of specimens to outside labs for analysis;

Perform data processing and clerical tasks as required;

Perform the work of a Clinical Laboratory Assistant;

May perform phlebotomy on patients to obtain laboratory samples;

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified

High school graduation or equivalent AND one year of chemical, clinical, or public health laboratory experience

OR

 completion of a laboratory assistant course approved by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists

OR

equivalent education/experience.

New Class: 1-3-73
Revised Class: 2-7-92
CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05
Revised basic function and distinguishing characteristics: 03-01-09