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Generic Job Description - Clinical Technician

PED Number: 
Clinical Technician
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Job Summary: 
Under the direction of the immediate supervisor, performs clinical laboratory tests and analyses. Receives patients. Collects and processes samples. Interprets and communicates test results to others. Maintains equipment. Maintains records
Major Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Receives patients and explains laboratory test procedures. Collects blood, urine and other samples from patients.

2. Logs and processes patient samples.

3. Performs laboratory tests and analyses such as flocculation tests, microscopy, cell culture plating, electrocardiograms, etc.

4. Interprets test results and communicates to others. Completes forms. Compiles data. Prepares reports. Maintains records and files.

5. Ensures compliance with safety regulations in the use of equipment. Ensures proper storage, handling and disposal of hazardous materials.

6. Maintains equipment and performs minor repairs. Arranges for servicing.

7. Maintains inventory. Recommends and purchases equipment and material.

8. Keeps abreast of new developments in the field to update skills and knowledge.

9. Uses equipment such as microscope, cell counter, computer, centrifuge and electrocardiogram machine.

10. The list of duties and responsibilities outlined above is representative and not a complete and detailed list of tasks which may be performed by an employee whose position has been matched to this generic job description.
Education and Experience: 
DEC III (Medical Lab Technology)
Two (2) years' related experience