State of Washington Classified Job Specification
CLINICAL CYTOGENETIC TECHNOLOGIST
Participate in the orientation and training of new laboratory staff and/or students in laboratory procedures;
Explain procedures for collecting and processing specimens to physicians, technologists, researchers or clerical staff;
Investigate problems with procedures and equipment; evaluate and troubleshoot problems of temperature, humidity, culturing or other factors affecting chromosome quality;
Participate in planning for future developments in the laboratory including changes in work-load, staffing needs, work space needs, equipment or available tests;
Review and present to peers current procedural information and advances in technology;
May act as a charge technologist for maintaining the work area including monitoring quality control records, performing preventive maintenance of equipment, maintaining supplies and reagents, cleaning hoods, incubators, etc.;
May perform method development and other research activities under the direction of the Lab Director or Supervisor;
May assist in evaluating new staff;
Perform related duties as required.
Certification or eligibility for certification as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist in Cytogenetics by the National Certification Agency for Medical Laboratory Personnel
Two years of progressively responsible work experience in a cytogenetics laboratory. 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
Revise Class: 4-21-86
Revise Class/Code: 3-21-88
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
Revised new class code: (formerly 6451) effective July 1, 2007