State of Washington Classified Job Specification
SPECIMEN PROCESSING TECHNICIAN LEAD
Positions in this class are distinguished by performance of duties of more difficulty or responsibility than Specimen Processing Technician but differ from Laboratory Technician as duties pertain to specimen and data management rather than specimen analysis. Positions in this class function as assistants to the Specimen Processing Supervisor and will directly lead Specimen Processing Technicians and/or other staff.
Order replacement supplies according to established procedures; assist with inventory or departmental supplies and equipment;
Advise physicians, nurses, ward clerks, and technologists on procedures pertaining to laboratory and computer functions;
Troubleshoot problems with data or specimens arising in the analytic laboratories or in the computer;
Perform the work of Specimen Processing Technician;
Perform related duties as required.
Two years of college-level science in an applicable field AND six months of experience as a Specimen Processing Technician
High School graduation or GED Certification AND 18 months of clinical laboratory experience in a Clinical or Public Health Laboratory
Class Specification History
Revise class. Revises title; adopted December 14, 1973.
Revise class. Revises minimum qualifications; adopted July 2, 1990.
Revise class. Revises title, general revision; adopted May 14, 2004.
Revise class. Revises class code (formerly 6056); adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.