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Date:  May 23, 2023


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Requisition No: 440664 

Agency: Children and Families

Working Title: MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST I - 60004811 1

Position Number: 60004811 


Posting Closing Date: 06/15/2023 

This medical technologist position consists of conducting laboratory tests that are used to provide information in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases.


Duties and Responsibilities


  • The applicant selected to fill this position shall be required to submit to a pre-employment medical examination. This position requires lifting, pulling, and squatting. Duties of this position require the incumbent to be knowledgeable of and utilize the principles of Total Quality Management.
  • Performs venipunctures on residents/employees. Collect blood specimens per provider's orders using proper phlebotomy techniques following a set schedule or special assignment. Accession specimens and print barcode labels and afix to the blood collection tubes after venipuncture is completed.
  • Daily centrifuge and separate specimens of blood, urine, stool, and microbiology cultures and arrange them for batch processing in-house or sending out to reference labs. Determines specimen requirements for sendouts and prepares specimen for transportation to reference labs.
  • Performs clinical laboratory testing using established clinical procedures (Florida Clinical laboratory Act 10D-41 and federal regulations under CLIA-88 with the highest professional ethics in one or more areas: Chemistry, Hematology, Urinalysis, Microbiology, and Serology. All critical results are reported to a provider as soon as possible with documentation. Reports all STAT results to nurse or provider as soon as possible with documentation.
  • Performs proficiency testing as required with at least 90% accuracy
  • Maintains records of expiration dates and checks usefulness of quality control materials and reagents daily and maintains sufficient inventory.
  • Evaluates quality control results seeing that they are within established ranges each day of use with documentation of corrective actions for outliers.
  • Shares ON-CALL assignments with other Medical Technologists determined by the supervisor. Maintains communication with hospital at all times by phone. Responds to phone within 5 minutes and reports to duty for call back within 40 minutes of notification.
  • Answers telephone calls and pages promptly and courteously and speaks clearly and professionally. 
  • Attends and participates in all scheduled meetings and in-services.
  • Other related duties as required or assigned by supervisor.



(Note: The examples of work as 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. Examples of work performed are not to be used for allocation purposes.)

  • Collects blood for laboratory tests to provide information for diagnostic and treatment decisions.
  • Performs serology, hematology, bacteriology, urinalysis, chemistry, and immunochemistry testing on blood, urine, stool, sputum, nasoparyngeal, and other specimens.
  • Performs venipunctures.
  • Verifies and reports test results.
  • Prepares reagents and calibrators as needed.
  • Performs preventive maintenance on laboratory instrumentation as required.
  • Performs quality control testing for all procedures as required.
  • Performs related work as required.


(Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA's) identified in this class specification represent those needed to perform the duties of this class. Additional knowledge, skills and abilities may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)

  • Knowledge of the principles of biology, chemistry, and hematology.
  • Knowledge of medical technology practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the types of laboratory tests.
  • Knowledge of laboratory instrumentation and testing procedures.
  • Knowledge of chemicals and reagents.
  • Knowledge of the significance of laboratory tests.
  • Skill in operating laboratory and scientific instrumentation utilized in conducting tests.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.


  • Licensed in the State of Florida as a Medical Technologist with licensure in all of the following specialties: Clinical Chemistry Technologist, Hematology Technologist, and Serology Technologist
  • Applicant must have Generalist experience in a Clinical Laboratory and be able to work independently.
  • Phlebotomy experience is a plus.



  • Training period (6 months or less) 7:00AM – 3:30PM, Monday – Friday
  •  Once trained incumbent will work 3:00PM – 11:30PM, Monday -Friday
  • The applicant must be available to work every other weekend and assigned holidays, dayshift (hours negotiable)




The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

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