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Medical Technologist

at State of West Virginia

Pay: $27729 to $51298/year
$27729 - $51298
Posted: 8/26/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1826535

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Nature of Work

Continuous Recruitment, Select Locations:   The DOP anticipates several vacancies in the near future for this classification.   This recruitment is not for a specific vacancy but to generate a pool of interested applicants.   Positions are located either at Welch Community Hospital in McDowell County or at Mildred Mitchell Bateman hospital in Cabell County.  Make sure you mark in your county selection any county you would be willing to work in or commute to so you can be placed on the proper register. 

Nature of Work:
Under general supervision, performs work at the advanced level by providing technical assistance and consultation to medical laboratory technicians. Conducts complex or advanced medical laboratory tests in clinical areas such as chemistry, hematology, urinalysis, bacteriology, serology, parasitology and blood banking to provide data for use in the treatment and diagnosis of diseases of patients at state operated facilities or local health department clinics. Also performs required laboratory tests for facility staff. May train and supervise subordinate laboratory or clinic personnel. Performs related work as required.

Click The APPLY Link Above To  Apply Online.  Do not use a paper application unless you cannot apply online. If you must use a paper application due to disability or other valid reason, please call our office (304) 558-3950 (8:30am-4:30pm) for special instructions. 

IMPORTANT: Your eligible score will be based on information provided in your application; therefore, make sure your application is detailed and complete. You may attach a resume and other documents; however, you should NEVER enter "See Resume" on the application. You MUST complete ALL parts of the application, including the Work Experience section. NOTE:  Jobs on your application that do not have a salary amount will be considered volunteer and will NOT be counted as qualifying. Estimate salary if necessary.

Eligibility Length:  This posting is for a Continuous recruitment because of an expected need for applicants.  Applicants will be placed on a database of eligible applicants for 1 year.  You will only be eligible for vacancies in counties you select.  After 1 year applicants who remain interested in this job title MUST re-apply to be considered.  The Division of Personnel cannot say with any certainty the location or number of future vacancies, only that the agency has expressed an anticipated hiring need.   If an applicant wishes more specific information about future hiring plans please contact the hiring agency directly. 

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As a condition of employment, an inquiry into job-related information will be completed which may include, but not limited to, criminal records, abuse registry records, driving records, employment history, and education and training.  Failing to cooperate with this process, providing false and incomplete information, or discovery of disqualifying information will result in denial of or dismissal from employment or denial of transfer irrespective of when discovered.

Examples of Work


  • Collects, cultivates, isolates, identifies and analyzes specimens; cuts, stains and mounts tissue sections for microscopic analysis; and groups, types and cross-matches blood donors and recipients to assure compatibility.
  • Reviews the testing activities of subordinate laboratory or clinic personnel by assisting in test problem resolution, ensuring that quality control standards are met and maintained, and assisting with equipment maintenance.
  • Performs required maintenance and calibration of equipment.
  • Maintains required state and federal documentation and prepares final reports.
  • Conducts appropriate clinical test preparation and processing procedures and microscopic analysis of test results.
  • Prepares and sends specimens to reference laboratories as necessary. Inventories and orders supplies. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of appropriate medical laboratory testing procedures.
  • Knowledge of standard laboratory safety practices.
  • Skill in the maintenance of laboratory equipment and calibration of diagnostic equipment.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain required records and reports.
  • Ability to train and supervise subordinate laboratory or clinic personnel.

Minimum Qualifications

Baccalaureate degree from an accredited four-year college or university in an accredited medical technology program.
Baccalaureate degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in the physical or natural sciences which included six hours each in biology and chemistry and three years experience performing medical laboratory tests as described above.
Registration as a Medical Technologist by the National Certification Agency for Medical Laboratory Personnel.
Associate degree from an accredited college or university in an accredited medical laboratory program and two years experience performing medical laboratory tests in the areas of blood banking, chemistry, hematology, bacteriology, parasitology, serology, and urinalysis.
High school graduation or equivalent and seven years of experience performing medical laboratory tests in the areas of blood banking, chemistry, parasitology, serology, urinalysis, bacteriology, and hematology.

Two years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience in excess of that described above.

NOTICE:  If you are claiming college or other post-high school education or license, you MUST attach or provide by mail a legible copy of your OFFICIAL education transcript, license or training record. YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR EMPLOYMENT UNTIL THIS VERIFICATION HAS BEEN RECEIVED. To avoid missing a job opportunity, it is important that you provide this verification as soon as possible. You only have to provide this verification one time. It is not required with every application. Attach documents to the online application, or via email to:, FAX: 304-957-0396, or mail to: Division of Personnel, Building 3, Suite 500, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. E., Charleston, WV 25305.