Veterinary Diagnostic Lab Clinical Pathology Technician II
Supports clinical pathology laboratory operations by providing information for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease by conducting medical laboratory tests, procedures, experiments, and analyses as trained; maintaining inventory; maintaining logs and record books; assists in lab cleanliness; troubleshooting and resolving problems; helping with special projects.
Examples of Work
Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description. These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.
- Determines normal and abnormal components of body fluids by conducting chemical analyses of blood, urine, spinal fluids, and gastric juices.
- Analyzes blood cells by counting and identifying cells, using microscopic techniques and procedures.
- Prepares blood, plasma, and platelets for transfusions by conducting blood typing and compatibility tests.
- Ensures operation of analyzers and other laboratory equipment by calibrating; completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
- Provides medical technology information by answering questions and requests.
- Follows all written work instructions as approved by the QA/QC program in compliance with AAVLD guidelines.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in a biological/chemical/veterinary field and one year of laboratory experience; or a high school diploma or equivalent and five years of laboratory experience.
Licensure and Certification
Received: Detailed and precise supervision from clinicians, supervisors or higher ranking technicians. Instructions are both written and oral. Minimal supervision is required but supervisor is normally available for advice and consultation.
Exercised: Provides general instruction and review to veterinary students and lower ranking technicians. May provide periodic instructions and review of student workers, and OPS technicians in the absence of a professional staff member or higher ranking technician.
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