Medical Technologist 1

Grade 14

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Career Ladder

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  1. Medical Technologist 1

    Grade 14

  2. Medical Technologist 2

    Grade 18

  3. Supvg Medical Technologist

    Grade 23

Summary of Job Description

As a Medical Technologist 1, you would:

Perform specialized chemical, physical, and microscopic clinical laboratory procedures and tests on human tissue specimens and body fluids in accordance with approved standards and operating procedures.

Prepare specimens and samples for testing; and operate, adjust, monitor, and maintain clinical laboratory instruments and equipment.

Analyze, interpret, and discuss test results and findings with higher-level clinical laboratory staff, healthcare professionals, and/or scientists.  

Document clinical laboratory activities, maintains required records, and prepares statistical reports.  

Implement new or modified clinical laboratory procedures and techniques as directed.  

Perform administrative functions as necessary, such as managing equipment and supply inventories and assisting in the preparation of budget and purchase requests to ensure the proper function of the laboratory.  

May participate in quality assurance activities; assist in the research and development of new clinical laboratory techniques, procedures, and methodologies; prepare and analyze specimens and samples for use in clinical laboratory proficiency testing; and supervise and/or train other clinical laboratory staff in technical procedures.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.

Candidates must have:

I.     bachelor's degree in medical technology;

or II.    A minimum of 90 semester hours or equivalent in an accredited college or university AND the successful completion of a course of training of at least 12 months in a school of medical technology approved by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association;

or III.    bachelor's degree in one of the chemical, physical or biological sciences AND one year of training and/or experience in medical technology;

or IV.    any combination of academic study and training and/or experience outlined in Section 58 of Title 10 of the New York State Public Health Law as referenced in the New York State Codes, Rules, and Regulations (NYCRR).

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.

20-195 20-195

How to Apply

When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for announcement notification by email so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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