Occ. Code 6232100

 

 

clinical laboratory consultant, GRADE 22

  6232100

supervising clinical laboratory consultant, GRADE 25           

6232120

 

 

New York State Department of Civil Service

 

Classification Standard

 

 

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CLASS SERIES

 

            Positions in this title series inspect clinical laboratories, blood banks, tissue banks, physician office laboratories, and other specialized facilities that conduct point-of-care testing, to assess whether laboratory practices comply with applicable New York State and/or federal laboratory standards.  Incumbents of these positions conduct on-site investigations, evaluate facility operations based on New York State laws and regulations, document findings, perform follow-up activities, and investigate alleged laboratory violations and reported incidents. 

 

            These positions are located in the Wadsworth Laboratories within the Department of Health (DOH), and are classified in various locations throughout the State.

 

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

 

CLINICAL LABORATORY CONSULTANT:  full performance level; performs inspections, evaluations, and investigations of laboratories, blood banks, tissue banks, and clinical facilities.

 

SUPERVISING CLINICAL LABORATORY CONSULTANT:  first supervisory level; provides supervision and training to Clinical Laboratory Consultants and/or other technical or investigative positions within a regulatory program.

 

RELATED CLASSES

 

Laboratory Specialists perform a wide variety of laboratory sampling, testing and data collection activities; coordinate laboratory testing or research activities; and/or direct specialized laboratory programs.  

 

Research Scientists perform basic research involving the formulation, conduct, analysis, interpretation, and reporting of scientific investigations of phenomena or problems with applications in specialized subject matter fields in the medical, biological and behavioral sciences.  Such work typically results in publishable contributions to the scientific field under study.

 

Environmental Laboratory Consultants are field positions responsible for on-site inspection of laboratories which perform environmental analysis.  They conduct on-site assessments, evaluate the performance of environmental facilities, document findings, perform follow-up activities, and investigate alleged laboratory violations and reported incidents.

 

ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES

 

CLINICAL LABORATORY CONSULTANT

 

Conduct initial and follow-up inspections of clinical laboratories and point-of-care facilities to ensure compliance with state standards for such operations.

 

 

 

 

Participate in a variety of activities related to the regulation and licensing of facilities where special laboratory expertise is needed.

 

 

 

 

 

Provide technical and administrative guidance to regulated parties, Department staff, and other interested stakeholders.

 

 

 

 

 

SUPERVISING CLINICAL LABORATORY CONSULTANT

           

May perform any of the duties of a Clinical Laboratory Consultant.

 

Supervise subordinate staff.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Provide in-service training to Clinical Laboratory Consultants.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Participate in a variety of activities that require special laboratory expertise.

 

 

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

CLINICAL LABORATORY CONSULTANT

 

Open Competitive: 

 

  1. Bachelor's Degree in medical technology; or successful completion of 90 semester hours meeting the specific requirements for entrance into and successful completion of a course of training, of at least twelve (12) months, in a school of medical technology approved by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association; and six (6) years of post-bachelor's and/or post-training technical experience in a clinical laboratory or blood bank; OR

 

  1. Bachelor's Degree in a chemical, physical, or biological science; or successful completion of 90 semester hours, including 16 semester hours in chemistry courses, which included at least six (6) semester hours in inorganic chemistry and are acceptable toward a chemistry major, 16 semester hours in biology courses which are pertinent to the medical sciences and are acceptable toward a major in the biological sciences, and three (3) semester hours of mathematics; and seven (7) years post-bachelor's and/or post training technical experience in a clinical laboratory or blood bank; OR

 

  1. Master's Degree in medical technology or in a chemical, physical, or biological science and four (4) years of post-master's technical experience in a clinical laboratory or blood bank; OR

 

  1. Doctoral degree in a chemical, physical, or biological science or NYS license to practice medicine (M.D.) or osteopathy (D.O.) and two (2) years of post-doctoral technical experience in a clinical laboratory or blood bank.

 

SUPERVISING CLINICAL LABORATORY CONSULTANT

 

Promotion:  one year of permanent competitive service as a Clinical Laboratory Consultant.

 

 

Date:  5/09

 

NOTE: Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe.  Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class.  The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written.  Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.