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Job Specification

 LABORATORY TECHNICIAN

                         ALL JURISDICTIONS
 
 DEFINITION:

 Under direction of a supervisory official, does and assists  with
 laboratory   technical  work  in  a  chemical,   bacteriological,
 venereal disease control, animal industry, hospital, institution,
 research,  forensic,  or  other laboratory;  does  other  related
 duties as required.

 NOTE: The  examples of work for this title are for illustrative
 purposes  only.  A particular position using this title  may  not
 perform all duties listed in this job specification.  Conversely,
 all duties performed on the job may not be listed.

 EXAMPLES OF WORK:

 Receives,  unpacks,  and  opens specimens containing  Conococcus,
 Vincent=s  Angina, malaria, diphtheria, and other  organisms  and
 materials, and puts samples into various media according to  type
 of organisms suspected.

 Gives assignments and instructions to laboratory service workers,
 senior  laboratory  service  workers,  or  other  nonprofessional
 workers, and supervises the performance of their work.

 Sets  up  tubes  with  various dilutions of serums  for  possible
 undulant fever, typhus, tularemia, and other suspected infections
 with their specific antigens.

 May  assist  in all procedures involved in making required  tests
 and analyses.

 Makes smears and stains specimens of sputum preparatory to
 the microscopic examination of such specimens.

 Prepares racks with proper media for use in testing water,  milk,
 sewage, and various other types of samples.

 May prepare culture media, reagents, stains, and stock solutions.

 Pipettes or pours correct dilution or other medium into each tube
 or dish and, after proper incubation period, makes a reading  to
 determine total count.

 Determines total solids in water, sewage, and other samples and
 suspended  solids  in  sewage  samples  by  means  of  analytical
 balance.

 Makes complete  tests  for bacillus coli to determine possible
 contamination and pollution of water.

 Makes agglutination tests for brucellosis.

 Prepares blood specimens for serological examinations
 for syphilis, virological  tests, and for  agglutination tests
 for bacterial infections.

 Stains blood smears for opsonocytophagic tests and blood
 differential counts.

 Makes complete  blood counts, Widal tests,  blood  sedimentation
 tests, and bleeding and coagulation timing tests.

 Prepares reagents necessary for  Mazzini and Kahn tests for
 syphilis and makes such tests.

 Makes  technical analyses of samples of waters to determine their
 chemical content and qualities.

 Inoculates animals and makes autopsies.

 Makes basal metabolism, vital capacity, tuberculin, Patch, and
 Schick tests.

 Makes urinalyses.

 Receives, preserves, dehydrates, imbeds, blocks, cuts, and stains
 specimens  taken  at  autopsies and operations  for  histological
 sections and staining.

 Makes  spinal  fluid  examinations  including  leukocyte  counts,
 Mogushi's globulin tests, and Lange=s colloidal gold tests.

 Makes  blood, throat, and urine cultures, and cultures of various
 transudates and exudates.

 Prepares reports.

 Helps maintain records and files.

 Will  be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic
 and/or manual  recording and information  systems used by
 the agency, office, or related units.

 REQUIREMENTS:

 EDUCATION:

 Successful completion of 60 semester hour credits from an accredited 
 college or university which shall have included 24 semester hour credits 
 in the biological and/or physical sciences.

 NOTE:  Successful completion of a certificate program in Clinical 
 Laboratory Technology may be substituted for the above education.

 NOTE:  Applicants who do not possess the required credits or 
 certificate in Clinical Laboratory Technology may substitute two (2) years 
 of experience as a technician in a public health, hospital, clinical, or research 
 laboratory performing bacteriological, chemical, histological, serology, and/or 
 virological tests.

 LICENSE:

 Appointee will be required to possess a driver's license valid in 
 New Jersey  only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than  employee
 mobility,  is necessary  to perform essential duties of the
 position.

 KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

 Knowledge of chemistry, bacteriology, serology, or other field of
 knowledge involving extensive laboratory analyses.

 Knowledge of laboratory equipment, reagents, and techniques.

 Ability to analyze routine laboratory problems, organize assigned
 work, and develop effective work methods.

 Ability  to  make  varied routine laboratory analyses  of  varied
 types in accord with standard and prescribed procedures.

 Ability  to  observe precautions and to do the precise,  accurate
 work required in receiving, identifying, labeling, analyzing, and
 shipping samples.

 Ability  to  use  laboratory equipment, utensils, materials,  and
 supplies  in  such  a  manner as to avoid  unnecessary  breakage,
 deterioration, and loss.

 Ability to maintain records and files.

 Ability  to  utilize various types of electronic  and/or   manual
 recording and information systems used by the agency, office,  
 or related units.

 Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate  
 in English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.
 American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered  
 as acceptable forms of  communication.

 Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as they
 can perform essential functions of the job with or without reasonable 
 accommodation.  If the accommodation cannot be made because it 
 would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be 
 eligible.


This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
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02242CC359812W98-

This job specification is for state and local government use.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.

6/19/2010