ED45 - Laboratory Technologist III
General Nature of Work:
Supervises the operations and training activities of a public health, hospital, institutional or dental laboratory; or teaches and performs complex technical procedures and advanced research; or supervises and performs the design, fabrication, modificatio
Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:
This class includes medical and dental laboratory supervisors, medical equipment technology supervisors and personnel involved in advanced teaching and research activities.
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.)
Directs the activities of a medical or dental laboratory.
Directs and performs the design, fabrication and modification of complex laboratory equipment, apparatus and instrumentation.
Directs the operation, maintenance, calibration and repair of complex laboratory equipment.
Plans and supervises the work of subordinate technologists.
Performs advanced-level research.
Performs complex and specialized medical or dental procedures.
Trains subordinate technologists and students in areas of expertise.
Integrates efforts of laboratory or section with activities of other technical groups.
Prepares or reviews technical reports and budget documents.
Provides consultative services.
Serves as an expert witness in court or in hearings.
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 the principles and laboratory applications of appropriate academic disciplines.
Knowledge of current laboratory methods, equipment, facilities and materials.
Knowledge of human anatomy.
Knowledge of mechanical, electromechanical and electronic theory.
Skill in the operation of precision tools and complex laboratory equipment.
Ability to supervise the work of others.
Ability to perform complex medical, dental or technical procedures.
Ability to perform complex mathematical calculations.
Ability to understand and follow complex instructions.
Ability to prepare and present technical training.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to perceive colors normally and make olfactory distinctions.
State Minimum Training and Experience
State Necessary Special Requirements:
Vascular Technologist Supervisor positions require registration as a Vascular Technologist with the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers.Dental Laboratory Director positions require certification as a Dental Laboratory Technician by the National Association of Dental Laboratories and registration with the South Carolina Board of Dentistry.
(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)
A bachelor's degree in a health-related field and journey-level work experience in the specialty area; or an associate degree or equivalent training in a health-related or technology field and advanced work experience in the specialty area. A master's degree in a health-related field and entry-level experience in the specialty area may be substituted for the requirements stated above. Previous technical supervisory work experience is required for supervisory positions.
MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:
A bachelor's degree in a health-related field and one year journey-level work experience in the specialty area; or an associate degree or equivalent training in a health-related field and two years advanced work experience in the specialty area. A master's degree in a health-related field and six months entry-level experience may be substituted for the requirements stated above. Previous technical supervisory work experience is required for supervisory positions.
MUSC Physical Requirements:
This classification is not currently used at MUSC. Please contact the Department of Human Resources for more information.