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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 316H
Category: Health Care


Supervise Clinical Cytogenetic Technologists and other assigned staff; maintain quality control and assurance; review and make determination concerning chromosomal variants and other unusual circumstances.

Distinguishing Characteristics

With delegated authority, interview and recommend selection of applicants, conduct training, assign and schedule work, act upon leave requests, conduct annual performance evaluations and recommend disciplinary action.

Typical Work

Direct and coordinate all activities within the Cytogenetic Laboratory;

Maintain quality control within the laboratory;

Review and make determination regarding chromosomal variants and other anomolies;

Coordinate program for instruction of residents, fellows and students;

Oversee record-keeping and data collection activities; keep abreast of published literature pertaining to the cytogenetics field; prepare case reports for presentation at national and local meetings;

Oversee the maintenance of laboratory equipment;

Perform the duties 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 a minimum of fifteen credit hours in a biological or physical science 


Certification as a Clinical Laboratory Supervisor by the National Certification Agency for Medical Laboratory Personnel 


Three years of work experience in cytogenetics, which must include experience with prenatal diagnosis, peripheral leukocyte preparation, bone marrow preparation and tissue culture. Four additional years of cytogenetics work experience may substitute for the educational requirement. 

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications.

Class Specification History

New Class: 11-19-81
Revise Class: 4-21-86
Revise Class: 3-21-88
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
Revised new class code: (formerly 6452) effective July 1, 2007