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East Tennessee State University

Medical Laboratory Technician

Title Code: 5190 

Occ. Group: 631.973 

Medical Laboratory Technician

Expectations for All Employees

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
of people and thought is respected;
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.


Employees in this class are under general supervision. Work performed in routine medical laboratory testing to obtain data for use by physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of illness and performing related work as required. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Performs qualitative and quantitative chemical, microscopic, bacteriologic, and other medical laboratory analysis.

Records results for physician's review.

Operates certain specialized analytical instruments and equipment.

Obtains specimens from patients as required using established techniques.

Prepares chemicals, reagents, and solutions.

Prepares slides for microscopic analysis as required.

Cleans and maintains standard laboratory equipment.

Performs other work as assigned. 

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of the principles and practices of routine medical laboratory testing procedures and recording of results.

Knowledge of the use of required instruments and equipment, chemicals, reagents and solutions.

Knowledge of slide preparation.

Ability to use necessary instruments and techniques required in routine laboratory testing.

Ability to properly record results.

Ability to obtain specimens using established techniques.

Ability to prepare slides.

Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with the public and other employees. 

Recommended Qualifications

Applicants possessing these qualifications have a good probability for success in this class. However, applicants not possessing these qualifications should apply if they believe their training and experience will enable them to perform the work successfully. Graduation from a standard high school. Experience in medical laboratory analysis work. 

Date         Skill         Eval           
10/1/80        5     513032212

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.

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