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CLINICAL CYTOGENETIC TECHNOLOGIST SPEC
316G
Category: Health Care

Definition

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

Distinguishing Characteristics

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

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 Tech¬nologists;

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.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

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.

Class Specification History

New Class: 4-21-86
Revise Class: 3-21-88
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
Revised new class code: (formerly 6453) effective July 1, 2007

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