Clinical Laboratory Scientist, #X14

Basic Purpose:

Positions within this job family are assigned responsibilities for performing professional work involving a wide variety of clinical laboratory tests.

Typical functions:

The functions within this job family will vary by level, but may include the following:

Level Descriptors:

The Clinical Laboratory Scientist job family consists of four levels which are distinguished based on the complexity of assigned duties, the expertise required to complete various assignments, and the responsibility assigned for providing leadership to others.

Level I            Code: X14A            Salary Band: J

This is the basic level of this job family where incumbents perform a wide variety of routine clinical laboratory tests.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of the basic principles of chemistry, biology, and microbiology methods and techniques of laboratory analysis; of the hazards of laboratory activities and related safety practices; and of the principles of microbiological, immunological, and biochemical reagents and standard examinations. Ability is required to perform basic microbiological, immunological, and biochemical analysis; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; to follow instructions, both orally and in writing; and to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelorís degree in biological science, chemistry, or a closely related field, curriculum must include one semester course in Microbiology and one semester course in Biochemistry or Immunology.

Level II            Code: X14B            Salary Band: K

This is the career level of this job family where incumbents are responsible for performing a full range of routine clinical laboratory tests.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of modern clinical laboratory analysis techniques of chemistry, biochemistry, immunology, microbiology and related laboratory specialties; of clinical laboratory terminology; of recent developments in clinical laboratory techniques; and of the hazards of laboratory activities and safety procedures. Ability is required to conduct and interpret laboratory tests, to organize, analyze and evaluate tests in terms of laboratory controls and methods; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of bachelorís degree in biological science, chemistry, or a closely related field and two years of experience performing clinical laboratory tests; or a Master of Science degree in Microbiology or Immunology, or registration as a Medical Technologist with a nationally recognized certifying agency such as the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, the National Certifying Agency for Medical Laboratory Personnel (NCA), the American Medical Technologist (AMT) or RMT certification with the International Society for Clinical Laboratory Technology (ISCLT) or an equivalent certificate.

Level III            Code: X14C            Salary Band: L

This is the specialist level of this job family where incumbents are assigned responsibility for completing a wide range of clinical laboratory tests. At this level incumbents may be assigned responsibilities for providing training or assistance to others in performing laboratory tests or other work.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of modern clinical laboratory analysis techniques of chemistry, biochemistry, immunology, microbiology and related laboratory specialties; of clinical laboratory terminology; of recent developments in clinical laboratory techniques; and of the hazards of laboratory activities and safety procedures. Ability is required to conduct and interpret laboratory tests; to organize, analyze and evaluate tests in terms of laboratory controls and methods; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelorís degree in biological science, chemistry, or a closely related field and four years of experience performing clinical laboratory tests; or a Master of Science degree in Microbiology or Immunology and two years experience and registration as a Medical Technologist with a nationally recognized certifying agency such as the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, the National Certifying Agency for Medical Laboratory Personnel (NCA), the American Medical Technologist (AMT) or RMT certification with the International Society for Clinical Laboratory Technology (ISCLT) or an equivalent certificate.

Level IV            Code: X14D            Salary Band: M

This is the leadership level where incumbents are assigned responsibilities involving the supervision of the activities of a clinical laboratory in performing microbiological, immunological, and biochemical examinations. May perform some research and provide consultation to health professionals.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of modern clinical laboratory analysis techniques of chemistry, biochemistry, immunology, microbiology and related laboratory specialties; of clinical laboratory terminology; of recent developments in clinical laboratory techniques; and of the hazards of laboratory activities and safety procedures; and of the principles of supervision and training. Ability is required to perform high complexity clinical laboratory tests; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; to set up, care for, and use laboratory equipment; to follow oral and written instruction; to exercise initiative and independent judgment; and to plan, assign, and review the work of subordinate professional staff.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a master's degree in microbiology or Immunology, and four years experience in performing clinical laboratory tests, including one year in a supervisory capacity; or a bachelorís degree in biologic science, chemistry, or a closely related field, and six years of experience in performing clinical laboratory tests, including one year in a supervisory capacity; or registration as a Medical Technologist with a nationally recognized certifying agency such as the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, the National Certifying Agency for Medical Laboratory Personnel (NCA), the American Medical Technologist (AMT) or RMT certification with the International Society for Clinical Laboratory Technology (ISCLT) or an equivalent certificate and six years of experience in performing clinical laboratory tests, including one year in a supervisory capacity.