Class Specifications - H.20
Clinical Laboratory Technologist Apprentice - (8957)

April, 1975

Class Concept

Under the close supervision of a licensed Clinical Laboratory Technologist incumbents perform a variety of routine tests in a clinical laboratory in a training capacity, and participate concurrently in a formal program of instruction. The work and instruction should meet the requirements of the California State Board of Public Health apprenticeship program which qualifies the incumbent to take the State examination for the Clinical Laboratory Technologist license. Incumbents may in addition perform other related duties as required.

Incumbents typically perform general clinical laboratory work in bacteriology, serology, hematology, and biochemistry; make bacteriological analyses of specimens to determine presence of communicable diseases; make chemical determinations of blood and urine; make and examine cultures; prepare culture media, stains, reagents and stock solutions; take blood counts; and determine blood types.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from college with a major in an appropriate scientific field; possession of a Clinical Laboratory Technologist Trainee's license issued by the State of California; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.