Clinical Laboratory Technician Job Description

Clinical Laboratory Technician Job Description

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Clinical laboratory technician provides day-to-day laboratory operations oversight including ensuring quality control and safety compliance, developing policies and procedures, and ordering supplies.

Clinical Laboratory Technician Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective clinical laboratory technician job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included clinical laboratory technician job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Assist in orientation, training and support of new employees
Maintain records, answer telephones and window reception
May perform blood draw on adults, children and babies
Collect, record, and maintain volunteer screening, check-in and study data according to study-specific protocol and SOPs, ensuring quality control for content, accuracy and completeness
Maintain and restock medical supplies as needed
Respond promptly, courteously and professionally to phone and written inquires from clients
Train and support new client services staff for Community Services
Function as dispatch for courier service including input for changes or expansion of existing routes
Maintain inventory supply
Redirects staff efforts on an ongoing basis as required to maintain a smooth workload

Clinical Laboratory Technician Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Clinical Laboratory Technician

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: ASCP, AMT, NYS, MLT, MT, HEW, CLA, MA, CPT, BLS

Education for Clinical Laboratory Technician

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the clinical laboratory technician job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Education, Biology, Medical, Chemistry, Science, Allied Health, Associates, Medical Technology, Information Technology, Writing

Skills for Clinical Laboratory Technician

Desired skills for clinical laboratory technician include:

Laboratory operations policies and procedures
Clinical hospital lab operations policies and procedures
Pathogenic bacteria from a variety of body sites
Quality control and quality assurance processes
General laboratory processes and medical terminology
General laboratory processes
Medical terminology
Molecular biology techniques
Equipment and supplies
Laboratory terminology

Desired experience for clinical laboratory technician includes:

Regularly assign, instruct and check the work of assigned staff
May participate in the interview process for new staff
Assist with solving daily issues, such as equipment problems and staff assignments
May Perform quality control tests
Maintains and or notifies appropriate lead of supply inventory needs
Ensures that specimen processing runs smoothly during scheduled and unscheduled downtimes

Clinical Laboratory Technician Examples

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Clinical Laboratory Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of clinical laboratory technician. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for clinical laboratory technician
  • Provide quality control metrics for all EVALHD orders, TAT, missed tests, wrong tests
  • Perform duties of CLT2s and CLT1s as needed
  • Research past medical history for EVALHD samples utilizing Mindscape/ORCA/Powerpath/Pathways database to determine patient's clinical history, disease phase, and/or transplant status
  • Troubleshoot issues that arise with specimen management customer service needs
  • Utilize information management systems to accession, status, verify, and reject orders
  • Demonstrate the ability to report critical values, STAT results, courtesy notifications, and routine results according to established protocols, insuring turn-around-times are consistently within guidelines and documentation is complete
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform and document routine quality control and preventative maintenance according to established protocols
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and judgment needed to recognize problems associated with patient testing, quality control, and preventative maintenance
  • Demonstrate the ability to assist in instruction and training of employees, post-doctoral fellows, residents, medical students, medical technology students
  • Assist in the development and evaluation of new processes and/ or procedures and participates in improving current processes
Qualifications for clinical laboratory technician
  • Participate in new employee selection, orientation, and training
  • Is a resource through providing leadership in handling daily tasks and troubleshooting problems to include equipment/ instrument/ computer issues, communication with clinical and non-clinical staff, and personnel conflicts
  • Informed staff regarding technical and non-technical issues
  • Insure QC/QA activities are performed and documented according to SOP
  • Assist with inventory and maintaining adequate stock
  • Evaluate, describe, inoculate, and process laboratory specimens, such as blood, stool, sputum, urine, tissue, and fluid
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Clinical Laboratory Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of clinical laboratory technician. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for clinical laboratory technician
  • Perform all CLT2 and CLT1 tasks
  • Preparation of specimens for storage or additional processing
  • Receive patient samples into the lab for extractions
  • Under supervision, perform automated and manual DNA extractions from patient samples
  • Propagate stock tissue cultures
  • Prepare samples for higher level testing such as processing blood for the CMV antigenemia assay
  • Perform routine laboratory testing such as real-time rapid HSV PCR assays, EIAs and Herpes Western Blots on study samples
  • Receive and unpack or prepare and ship biohazard/infectious materials in accordance with DOT and IATA regulations
  • Pull or return samples from and to freezers in a timely manner and track freezer inventory and maintenance
  • Follow protocol specifications unless otherwise instructed by Director, MLS Lead, Clinical Laboratory Supervisor or Research Scientist
Qualifications for clinical laboratory technician
  • One (1) year clinical laboratory experience
  • Perform data processing of laboratory results
  • Assist in training new employees on routine testing, safety protocols, and laboratory MOP's
  • Anticipate and communicate needs for new supplies to ordering personnel in timely fashion
  • Sample processing (viral culture inoculation, rapid assay set-up, CMV antigenemia set-up/ staining)
  • Hepatitis testing (HBSA, HBSag, HCAB, HAVAB-M, HAVAB-G) maintenance and operation high level complex instrument
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Clinical Laboratory Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of clinical laboratory technician. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for clinical laboratory technician
  • Make HSV western blots
  • Prepare master mixes for PCR and QC's performance
  • Communicates with co-workers so that the specimen processing flows smoothly over breaks and between shifts
  • Collect and organize blood, tissue, and other bodily fluid samples from patients
  • Prepare samples for analysis, analyze samples, perform QC's
  • Properly record results for further analysis and easy reference
  • Calibration and routine maintenance on testing equipment
  • Deliver accurate results in a timely manner
  • Assist in orientation, training, and general support of new employees
  • Answer telephones and window reception
Qualifications for clinical laboratory technician
  • Bachelor's degree (BS) in Life Science or Medical Technology Degree (MLT / CLT)
  • Previous experience as a clinical technician
  • Experience with complex blood/serum testing, LCMS
  • Prefer direct experience with Abbott Architect and Emerald
  • Solid work ethic, detail oriented, strong communication skills and able to function in fast-paced environment required
  • Perform routine and complex tests in hematology, chemistry and immunohematology
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Clinical Laboratory Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of clinical laboratory technician. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for clinical laboratory technician
  • Perform sample preparation steps which may include specimen pipetting with a high degree of accuracy and precision
  • Perform data entry into the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
  • Label samples and deliver them to proper area(s)
  • Properly store specimens for short term and long term storage
  • Aid laboratory personnel in cleaning duties
  • Adhere to all quality and safety standards, ensuring compliance with all applicable regulatory agencies
  • Adhere to policies and protocols in the lab
  • Work closely and communicate with other lab associates to complete daily activities efficiently
  • Perform laboratory assays in accordance with Viracor-IBT’s standard operating procedures
  • Volunteer to serve on various committees and panels to the benefit of the laboratory or company in general
Qualifications for clinical laboratory technician
  • BS or BA in biological, physical, chemical or clinical laboratory science Experience or formal training in working with potentially infectious human blood bodily fluids
  • Must possess skills required for aseptic techniques
  • Intermediate level of proficiency with PC based software programs, with database skills and 1 year data entry experience preferred
  • Physical dexterity sufficient to move body frequently around laboratory equipment and instrumentation
  • In California, must be licensed by the state of California Department of Public Health as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist
  • In California, a minimum of 1 year experience in a donor testing laboratory or high complexity manual STAT lab
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Clinical Laboratory Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a clinical laboratory technician. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for clinical laboratory technician
  • Follow protocol specifications unless otherwise instructed by Director, MLS Lead, Clinical Laboratory Manager or Research Scientist
  • Sort and prioritize initial specimens and requests
  • Centrifuge and aliquot appropriate specimen type and quantity as ordered
  • Process data entry of patient information and tests requested
  • Answer telephones, intercom and window reception in a courteous and professional manner
  • Responds to inquiries concerning patient lab values, reference ranges, specimen requirements, procedures, time required for tests and preparation of specimens to outside labs for analysis
  • May perform routine molecular biology laboratory procedures, such as PCR, protein and DNA electrophoresis, cloning and DNA preparation
  • May run routine biochemistry assays including western blotting and RT-PCR
  • May perform microscopic imaging analyses
  • May be responsible for the receipt, storage, cataloguing and shipment of samples within and between institutions
Qualifications for clinical laboratory technician
  • Appropriate certifications as they apply to specialized area of expertise
  • Ability to exchange correct information within the organization in a courteous, considerate, and timely manner
  • Ability to work with colleagues in a changing work environment
  • Ability to work productively and utilize company resources appropriately for efficient and cost-effective operations
  • Personal drive for excellence and willingness to help others
  • Commitment to providing the highest level of service to all internal and external customers and delivered in a manner that builds credibility and trust

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