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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 508H
Category: Science & Engineering


Supervise Clinical Technologists and ancillary staff; coordinate and monitor quality assurance, preventive maintenance, safety, continuing education and student programs for a clinical laboratory or a major division thereof.

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.  Provide overall technical and administrative management such as policy development and budgeting for a highly complex clinical laboratory operations.  Supervise and coordinate activities of laboratory technical and ancillary staff.

Typical Work

Maintain and review quality control standards of the laboratory;

Direct proficiency testing for all laboratory procedures as required by accrediting agencies; maintain and monitor quality assurance programs; coordinate and monitor preventive maintenance program for all laboratory equipment;

Implement safety rules and regulations in compliance with institution standards;

Participate in formulation of division goals and policies; implement departmental and divisional policies and changes in procedure; consult regularly with division head;

Coordinate continuing education activities of technologists; plan and schedule in-service education program;

Act as liaison for the laboratory with other health care personnel, other sections of the laboratory, or other divisions within the department;

Review and implement new procedures, assist in the selection of new laboratory instruments, related equipment and supplies;

Prepare and present lecture material to post-doctoral fellows, residents, medical technology students, and other medical personnel; coordinate clinical rotations for all teaching activities;

Assist in development of divisional budget and monitor expenditure of funds;

May participate in designing or directing special projects for clinical technologists and students; may conduct independent developmental projects;

Perform duties of Clinical Technologist Lead;

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 Master's Degree in Medical Technology or equivalent field applicable to the laboratory division, AND certification with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists or equivalent, or certification with specialty organization appropriate to the laboratory division, AND four years of progressively responsible clinical technologist experience to include two years in a lead capacity.

A Bachelor's Degree in Medical Technology or an equivalent field AND two additional years of lead experience may substitute for the Master's Degree.

Class Specification History

New class adopted December 14, 1973.
Revise class April 18, 1988.
Revise class. Revises class code (formerly 6402), general revision; adopted May 10, 2007, effective
July 1, 2007