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GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS
The MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN 2 provides technical support to professional medical laboratory personnel by performing a variety of standard testing and examination procedures. Employees in this class frequently assist a technologist or other professional in performing technically complex tests or procedures.
This is the second level of a two-level series. This class is distinguished from the lower level by the greater variety and complexity of tests performed, less supervision required during testing, and greater responsibility for accuracy and judgment of the appropriateness of test results. Employees carry out standardized procedures with minimal review during the process but with review of test results upon completion of the test. Tests performed at this level may require correlation with other tests before reporting results. Employees at this level determine the accuracy of tests run but are not responsible for interpreting test results.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERS
Depending on area of assignment, employees in this class have regular telephone contact with doctors, nurses, veterinarians, or county health personnel to report lab results or to obtain information on submitted samples, in order to prepare the specimen or perform the test.
Employees in this class work under the general supervision of a medical laboratory supervisor or other professional superior. Test results are reviewed upon completion for quality and accuracy. Critical phases of the work are reviewed while in process. Quality control, maintenance, and calibration records are reviewed to assure media, reagents, and equipment functioning are within acceptable limits. The College of American Pathologists, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, National Committee of Clinical Laboratory Standards, and State Health Department set the standards for the types of laboratory tests which can be done and how they are to be performed. These standards are used as the basis for agency laboratory policies and procedures. Laboratory manuals indicate the quality control checks to run and outline procedures for performing tests, preparing media and reagents, and preparing specimens for testing. Equipment manuals are used as guidelines in the operation and maintenance of equipment and instruments.
Positions in this class are primarily found in hospitals and health institutions. They require the willingness to work in the environment associated with the position's location and purpose.