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117270
MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGIST 2
MS515     $50,128 - $90,210
Creation Date: 06/29/1987
Change Date: 10/01/2022

FUNCTION OF WORK:
To perform a wide variety of clinical diagnostic tests with emphasis on recognizing and resolving problems requiring the application of interpretive judgment.

LEVEL OF WORK:
Experienced.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
General from laboratory personnel of a higher level.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
May supervise laboratory support personnel.

LOCATION OF WORK:
This job is restricted to laboratories which are licensed, regulated and inspected for compliance with various federal and state rules and regulations and which fall under the jurisdiction of state licensure, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

JOB DISTINCTIONS:
Differs from Medical Laboratory Technologist 1 by the absence of close of supervision.

Differs from Medical Laboratory Technologist 3 by lack of advanced or assistant supervisory duties.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:
EXAMPLES BELOW ARE A BRIEF SAMPLE OF COMMON DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS JOB TITLE. NOT ALL POSSIBLE TASKS ARE INCLUDED.

Performs tests in the field of bacteriology which involve isolating, identifying, typing ,and grouping bacteria and fungi present in body fluids, exudates, transudates, skin scrapings, autopsy and surgical specimens, or other materials. May perform testing to determine the efficiency of antibiotics and other pharmaceuticals against various disease causing organisms.

Performs chemical tests and analyses of body fluids and other materials related to clinical medicine or research in the medical sciences, such as; chemical analyses of blood, urine, and spinal fluid.

Performs various hematological tests and examinations such as red blood cell counts, differential white blood cell counts, platelet counts, reticulocyte counts, sickle cell tests, studies of red blood cell morphology, hemoglobin estimations, fragility tests, sedimentation rate, coagulation time, bleeding time, clot retraction time, and indices.

Prepares and examines feces and other materials for the identification of parasites and ova.

Performs agglutination, flocculation, complement fixation, fluorescent antibody, and other serological tests for the detection of disease states.

Assists in the laboratory training of laboratory technology students.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Either of the following will qualify:
A baccalaureate degree in medical technology or clinical laboratory science plus one year of professional level experience as a medical technologist.
OR
A baccalaureate degree with sixteen semester hours in the biological sciences which includes three semester hours in microbiology, sixteen semester hours in chemistry which includes three semester hours in organic or biochemistry, three semester hours in mathematics; and one year of clinical training in a clinical laboratory, plus one year of professional level experience as a medical technologist.
 
NOTE:
Any college hours or degree must be from an accredited college or university.
 
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:
Possession of a current Clinical Laboratory Scientist--Generalist or Specialist license issued by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners as required by law based upon the duties of the position.