ED50 - Laboratory Technologist IV
General Nature of Work:
Supervises the technical and administrative activities of a large hospital, public health or institutional laboratory.
Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:
This is a supervisory class with responsibility for a large laboratory performing a high volume of tests, procedures or examinations.
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.)
Plans and directs the activities of a large laboratory.
Oversees or reviews the work of professionals, paraprofessionals and clerical personnel.
Performs highly specialized examinations, procedures and tests; may conduct specialized research.
Develops, oversees or conducts technical training.
Ensures that laboratory activities are conducted in conformance with applicable laws, rules and regulations and accepted scientific procedures.
Prepares periodic and special narrative and statistical reports; reviews and evaluates reports prepared by other staff members.
Develops and recommends changes in technical and administrative policies, procedures and protocols.
Develops data and recommendations for budget proposals.
Provides technical consultative services.
Appears in court or at hearings as an expert witness.
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, laboratory applications and information sources for the natural sciences.
Knowledge of current laboratory facilities, methods, equipment and materials.
Knowledge of laws and licensure programs applicable to laboratory activities.
Skill in the operation and maintenance of specialized laboratory equipment.
Ability to perform complex mathematical calculations.
Ability to perform laboratory tests and examinations, research, analysis and consultative activities independently.
Ability to follow complex instructions.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to perceive colors normally and to make olfactory distinctions.
Ability to supervise the work of other technical and nontechnical personnel.
State Minimum Training and Experience
State Necessary Special Requirements:
(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)
A bachelor's degree in medical technology, microbiology, biochemistry or a closely related field and work experience as a medical technologist in a supervisory, teaching or consulting capacity.
MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:
A bachelor's degree in medical technology, microbiology, biochemistry or a closely related field and two years work experience as a medical technologist in a supervisory, teaching or consulting capacity.
MUSC Physical Requirements:
This classification is not currently used at MUSC. Please contact the Department of Human Resources for more information.