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Classification

ED18 - Laboratory Assistant

Band 2
MinimumMidpointMaximum
$17,310$24,668$32,027

State Specifications:

General Nature of Work:

Performs routine technical tasks and simple laboratory procedures to support the work of technical and professional laboratory staff.

Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:

Examples of Work:

(Note: The examples of work listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. The intent of the listed examples is to give a general indication of the levels of difficulty and responsibility common to all positions in this class.)

Performs routine components of clinical examinations, testing and animal dissections.
Collects, identifies and transports patient blood and body fluid specimens to diagnostic laboratories.
Records examination results and keeps statistical work load records.
Performs routine technical and nontechnical laboratory tasks.
Performs equipment setup for the examination and testing of specimens.
Trains new employees, students and other personnel in standard laboratory procedures.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

(Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities listed are not necessarily inclusive of the requirements for every position in the class.)

Knowledge of laboratory equipment, procedures and safety rules.
Knowledge of basic mechanical and electrical principles.
Skill in the operation and maintenance of laboratory equipment.
Ability to perform arithmetic calculations.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to train others in routine laboratory procedures.
Ability to perform extended microscopic examinations, perceive colors normally and make olfactory distinctions.
Ability to perform tasks requiring manual dexterity.

State Minimum Training and Experience

State Necessary Special Requirements:

Minimum Requirements:

(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)

A high school diploma and work experience in a related health care setting or in a clinical or research laboratory setting; or 12 semester hours of academic training in biology and/or chemistry; or registration as a Certified Laboratory Assistant by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists or an equivalent registry; or successful completion of a formal program of instruction for laboratory assistants at a hospital or academic institution.

MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:

A high school diploma and six months work experience in a related health care setting or in a clinical or research laboratory setting; or 12 semester hours of academic training in biology and/or chemistry; or registration as a Certified Laboratory Assistant by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists or an equivalent registry; or successful completion of a formal program or instruction for laboratory assistants at a hospital or academic institution.

MUSC Physical Requirements:

This classification is not currently used at MUSC. Please contact the Department of Human Resources for more information.

 

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