Performs or assists with routine laboratory tests and complex analytical procedures in support of medical professionals engaged in the diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of disease.
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Diploma or higher qualification or at least 3 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.
undertakes or assists with analytical procedures in the disciplines of clinical biochemistry, haematology, medical microbiology, histology, and clinical immunology
observes and interprets the morphological features of peripheral blood smears in consultation with medical scientists
prepares and stains slides for microscopic examination
performs diagnostic tests on tissues and body fluids
maintains and calibrates laboratory equipment and instrumentation
maintains quality assurance procedures undertaken in the laboratory