UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST LEAD

 

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

8401 (SEIU LOCAL 925 Medical/Laboratory Tech)

BASIC FUNCTION

Lead Medical Laboratory Scientists and Medical Laboratory Scientist Trainees; evaluate the performance of fellows, residents and students; develop and evaluate methodologies and procedures.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Regularly assign, instruct and check the work of others. Lead the professional technical work performed by Medical Laboratory Scientists and Medical Laboratory Scientist Trainees in a section or division of a clinical laboratory and coordinate development and evaluation of new laboratory tests and procedures.

TYPICAL WORK

Evaluate and document the performance of post-doctoral fellows, residents, students and Medical Laboratory Scientists during training;

Review and evaluate test results; consult with physicians concerning critical or abnormal findings;

Assure quality control standards and competencies are met and documented; troubleshoot methods and instrumentation;

Develop and evaluate new methodologies; write, review and revise technical procedures;

Consult with Clinical Laboratory Supervisor, Health Services Manager and Faculty Director in matters relating to purchasing, budgeting and cost analysis; inform faculty of unusual technical problems and help establish laboratory policies;

Coordinate efforts with the Laboratory Safety Officer in ensuring a safe working environment;

May provide input to the supervisor in the interviewing, hiring and evaluation of employees; may counsel, mentor and provide immediate feedback to section or division staff and recommend disciplinary action to the supervisor/manager; may participate in the disciplinary action process.;

May develop and implement diagnostic algorithms for specimen analysis;

May be responsible for accreditation preparation and ongoing accreditation readiness;

Continuing education: keep ASCP or other certifications up to date per guidelines of National Organization;

Perform duties of Medical Laboratory Scientist 2 or Medical Laboratory Scientist 1;

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

Accredited Bachelor's Degree in Medical Laboratory Science OR equivalent education/experience

 

AND

 

Medial Laboratory Science certification with the American Society for Clinical Pathology or equivalent, or certification with a specialty organization appropriate to the laboratory division

 

AND

 

Three years of professional experience including one year as a Medical Laboratory Scientist 2 or equivalent

 

CLASSIFICATION HISTORY

 

New Class: 1-3-73

Revise Class and Title: 12-14-73

Revise Class and Title: 4-18-88

Revise MQ:  5-14-04

CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05

Revise Class: 1-1-14, including title change from Clinical Technologist Lead to Medical Laboratory Scientist Lead