New York State Department of Civil Service Announces Open-Competitive Examination Open to the Public
Medical Laboratory Technician 1/2
- Written Test To Be Held
- June 02, 2012
- Applications Must Be Submitted or Postmarked By
- April 30, 2012
|Exam Number||Exam Title||Salary||Salary Grade||Fee|
|25-515||Medical Laboratory Technician 1||$32,653||G-9||$25|
|25-516||Medical Laboratory Technician 2||$38,612||G-12||$25|
Appointees who work in the five boroughs of New York City or in Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland, or Westchester Counties will receive an additional $3,026 annual downstate adjustment. Appointees who work in Dutchess, Orange, or Putnam Counties will receive an additional $1,513 annual mid-Hudson adjustment.
On or before June 2, 2012, you must have:
For Number 25-515:
Either 1. an associate's degree as a medical laboratory technician;
Or 2. completion of at least 45 semester credit hours of college coursework AND a six-month medical laboratory technology training course;
Or 3. an associate's degree in one of the chemical, physical, or biological sciences AND six months of satisfactory experience in medical laboratory work;
Or 4. completion of at least 45 semester credit hours of college coursework including six hours in general chemistry, six hours in inorganic chemistry, 12 hours in biology, and three hours in mathematics AND six months of satisfactory experience in medical laboratory work;
Or 5. high school graduation or the equivalent AND completion of a satisfactory combination of education and experience in an acceptable laboratory. This combination may include completion of a vocational-technical program and two years of medical laboratory experience; completion of a structured medical laboratory technology program and one year of experience; three years of experience; or completion of an official military medical laboratory procedures course of 50 weeks' duration; and one year of experience.
For Number 25-516: one of the requirements listed above AND one additional year of experience performing medical laboratory tests and procedures in an acceptable clinical laboratory.
Additional Requirement: Depending on assignment, the selected candidate may be required to be:
Either 1. Certified or eligible for certification as a Clinical Laboratory Technician as defined in Title 8, Article 165 of the New York State Education Law and Section 52.38 and Subpart 79-15 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education;
Or 2. Licensed or eligible for licensure as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist as defined in Title 8, Article 165 of the New York State Education Law and Section 52.36 and Subpart 79-13 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education;
Or 3. Licensed or eligible for licensure as a Cytotechnologist as defined in Title 8, Article 165 of the New York State Education Law and Section 52.37 and Subpart 79-14 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.
Important: Loss of the required licensure or certification may result in loss of employment. For more information on Certification or licensure requirements, visit the website for the State Education Department Office of the Professions at http://www.op.nysed.gov/home.html.
ELIGIBILITY: You must be legally eligible to work in the United States at the time of appointment and throughout your employment with New York State. If appointed, you must produce documents that establish your identity and eligibility to work in the United States, as required by the Federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, and the Immigration and Nationality Act. Candidates who require sponsorship (for example, through the H1-B Visa Program) may apply. However, New York State agencies are not obligated to consider individuals who would require sponsorship for employment.
- Appropriate part-time and volunteer experience, which can be verified, will be accepted on a prorated basis.
- New York State residence is not required.
- Your degree and/or college credit must have been awarded by a regionally accredited college or university or one recognized by the NYS Education Department as following acceptable educational practices. Your high school diploma or equivalency diploma must have been awarded by a high school or educational institution recognized by the NYS Education Department as following acceptable educational practices. If your degree, college credit, or high school diploma was awarded by an educational institution outside the United States and its territories, you must provide independent verification of equivalency. You can write to the Examination Information Desk of the NYS Department of Civil Service for a list of acceptable companies who provide this service. You must pay the required evaluation fee. If you are applying on the Internet, you must mail the independent verification of equivalency to the NYS Department of Civil Service, Alfred E. Smith State Office Building, Albany, New York 12239. Attention: S5MXT.
- Promotion examinations are also being held for these positions. If you are eligible for appointment from a promotion list, you may not be appointed in your own agency from the list resulting from these examinations open to the public.
- Although promotion examinations are being held, it is expected that appointments will be made as the result of these examinations open to the public.
- You may file for these examinations by completing one examination application NYS-APP form or applying on the Internet. Unless you are eligible for a fee waiver, the indicated processing fee must be submitted for each examination listed on your application.
- Appointees to either title might be required to demonstrate practical proficiency in obtaining blood by venipuncture.
- If you pass the written test and are considered for appointment, you must meet all applicable state and local requirements for qualification.
- If you expect to meet the education requirements by June 30, 2012, you can be admitted to the written test but you cannot be considered for appointment until you submit proof of successful completion of the education requirement to the State agency at the time of the interview.
- If you do not receive a confirmation number after submitting your online application, your application was NOT processed.
These positions exist in facilities of the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, the Office of Mental Health, the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities, and the State University of New York.
As a Medical Laboratory Technician 1, under the direct supervision of a Medical Technologist or Pathologist, you would perform a variety of routine technical laboratory procedures in clinical laboratories or in specimen processing stations. Depending upon your specific assignment, your duties might include, but are not necessarily limited to, such functions as performing complete routine chemical, physical, and microscopic examinations: urinalyses, phlebotomies, blood counts, hemoglobin determinations, and other routine hematology tests; determination of blood sugar, creatinine and urea, and performing other tests in clinical chemistry; immunologic testing; gastric analyses and standard bacteriological examinations; preparing media, cultures, reagents, stains, and solutions; assisting in autopsy procedures; keeping manual and/or computer records; and assisting in research.
As a Medical Laboratory Technician 2, you would perform more difficult laboratory procedures requiring the use of a wide variety of equipment. You would provide data to physicians and might supervise a group of lower-level staff in non-technical areas. You might also be required to perform phlebotomies.
Subject of Examination
|There will be a written test which you must pass in order to be considered for appointment. The written test is designed to test for knowledge, skills, and/or abilities in such areas as:||For Examination Numbers|
|1. Clinical pathology - These questions test for knowledge of various areas of clinical pathology such as hematology, blood banking, microbiology, clinical chemistry, diagnostic immunology, and urinalysis. Questions may cover such topics as common tests and protocols; sample collection and preparation; reagents, standards, controls, stains, and media for various tests; normal and abnormal values for commonly performed tests; diagnostic tests and characteristics used to identify common microorganisms; medical and clinical terminology; reaching reasonable conclusions about test results.||X||X|
|2. General laboratory principles and practices - These questions test for knowledge of such areas as care and handling of toxic/dangerous materials; simple first aid and safety procedures; the metric system; simple laboratory calculations; care and use of laboratory glassware and equipment; and common laboratory procedures.||X||X|
|3. Record keeping - These questions test for accuracy and attention to detail in keeping laboratory test records. The candidates will be asked to transfer information from laboratory test request forms onto a test log form, and then to locate and interpret required information from the test log form. No knowledge of any particular record-keeping system is required.||X||X|
|4. Use, care and operation of laboratory instruments - These questions test for knowledge of common laboratory instruments. Questions may cover such topics as underlying principles, uses, and advantages of laboratory instrument methodologies; calibration, preventative maintenance, and corrective actions as applied to common laboratory equipment and instruments; and basic statistics as they relate to laboratory analysis and quality control.||X|
Your final score must be 70 or higher in order to pass. Rank on the eligible list will be determined after adding any wartime veterans' and Civil Service Law Section 85-a credits to your final passing score.
How To Apply
If you do not receive a confirmation number after submitting your online application, your application was NOT processed.
New York State is an Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of the State of New York to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.
Appointment to many positions in State government require candidates to undergo an investigative screening. This may include a thorough character investigation, a Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Record History Check, a Child Abuse Registry clearance, or other similar procedures. Candidates may be fingerprinted and may be required to pay any necessary fees for that procedure. Depending on the nature of the job, the criminal convictions discovered, or any falsified or omitted information revealed, the investigative findings may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment.
Eligibility for Employment
You must be legally eligible to work in the United States at the time of appointment and throughout your employment with New York State. If appointed, you must produce documents that establish your identity and eligibility to work in the United States, as required by the federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, and the Immigration and Nationality Act.
Most written tests are held on Saturdays. If you cannot take the test on the announced test date, due to a conflict with a religious observance or practice, check the box under “Religious Accommodation.” We will make arrangements for you to take the test on a different date (usually the following day).
Reasonable Accommodations in Testing
It is the policy of the Department of Civil Service, in accordance with the New York State Human Rights Law and the Americans with Disabilities Act, to provide qualified persons with disabilities equal employment opportunity and equal opportunity to participate in and receive the benefits, services, programs, and activities of the Department. It is the policy of the Department to provide such persons reasonable accommodations and reasonable modifications as are necessary to provide equal opportunity. Persons with disabilities who require an accommodation to participate in an examination must note this on their application. Further information is available from the Test Administration Unit of the Department of Civil Service. In the Albany area, call 518-457-2487 [press 2, then press 2]. Outside of the Albany area, call toll free at 1-877-697-5627 [press 2, then press 2]. For TDD services, call NY Relay at 711 (requires a fee) or 1-800-662-1220.
Admission to Examination
Notice to appear for the test may be conditional as review of applications may not be made until after the test. If you have not received your notice to appear for the written test three days before the date of the test, call 518-474-6470 in the Albany area or toll free at 1-877-697-5627 [press 2, then press 1].
Multiple Examinations Scheduled for the Same Day
With the exception of written tests announced by New York City, if you have applied to take a written test announced by a local jurisdiction (county, town, city) scheduled to be held on the same test date as this written test, you must call 518-474-6470 in the Albany area or toll free at 1-877-697-5627 [press 2, then press 1], no later than two weeks before the test date, to make arrangements for taking all tests at one test site. All tests will be held at the state examination center.
Cell Phones or Electronic/Communication Devices at the Test Site
Do not bring cell phones, beepers, headphones, or any electronic or other communication devices to the test site. The use of such devices at the test site in the test room, hallways, restrooms, building, grounds, or other areas could result in your disqualification.
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