UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

CLINIC CYTOGENETIC TECHNOLOGIST SPECIALIST

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

6453 (Classified Non Union)
8453 (SEIU LOCAL 925 Medical/Laboratory Tech)

BASIC FUNCTION

Research, evaluate, and implement cytogenetic procedures in the laboratory; instruct staff, residents, fellows, and students in procedures.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Under general direction, research and evaluate new cytogenetic procedures for implementation in the laboratory; instruct others as appropriate.

TYPICAL WORK

Instruct residents, fellows, and students in cytogenetic techniques, history and clinical relevance of the techniques, and the genetic and chemical basis for laboratory procedures and policies; assist in training Cytogenetic Technologists;

Research and evaluate new cytogenetic techniques; introduce and implement appropriate techniques into the routine service of the laboratory;

Consult literature and attend seminars and conferences pertaining to new applications of cytogenetics; develop and apply new procedures in these areas;

Prepare progress reports concerning studies and write reports, including assembling, organizing, and interpreting data;

Perform the work of Clinical Cytogenetic Technologists;

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS - Classified Non-Union

A Bachelor's Degree with at least ten credit hours in genetics and fifteen credit hours in a biological science AND certification as a Clinical Laboratory Specialist in Cytogenetics by the National Certification Agency for Medical Laboratory Personnel AND two years of experience as a Clinical Cytogenetic Technologist or equivalent. Four additional years of related experience may substitute for the educational requirement.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

New Class: 4-21-86
Revise Class: 3-21-88
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05
New to SEIU 925: 1-1-07