Medical Laboratory Scientist 2


18403 (E S SEIU 925 HCP/LT)
17878 (NE S SEIU 925 HCP/LT)
22594 (NE H NI SEIU 925 HCP/LT)


Perform and or provide high level support for the performance of moderate to high complexity procedures and interpretations. Provide direction to laboratory staff and students; and/or exercise expertise in development/evaluation/performance of new or specialty procedures; and/or organize staff and student teaching programs; and/or perform administrative functions.


Senior-level class of the series.

Under general direction, perform two or more of the following:

  • Exercise independent decision making with designated authority providing advice and expertise to Medical Laboratory Scientist 1 employees and Medical Laboratory Scientist Trainees;
  • Assist Supervisor, Manager or Medical Laboratory Scientist Lead in coordinating educational programs for staff and students and provide feedback on performance;
  • Develop and/or evaluate new procedures; perform all defined specialty procedures requiring in-depth knowledge and expertise;
  • Spend twenty-five percent (25%) or more of time performing administrative duties for assigned unit.


Perform defined specialty procedures or provide specialty skills requiring in-depth knowledge and experience;

Organize and schedule in-service for staff; maintain records of staff training;

Act as resource to Medical Laboratory Scientist 1 employees and Medical Laboratory Scientist Trainees in quality control and troubleshooting of instruments and procedures;

Schedule orientation and training of new employees, post-doctoral fellows, residents, students, and other health care professionals; prepare teaching materials; submit written evaluation of students;

Prepare work schedules including coverage for vacations, evenings, weekends, and on-call of a laboratory shift, section, or division; responsible for timekeeping activities for payroll purposes;

Develop and evaluate new procedures and instruments;

Revise and submit updated clinical laboratory test procedures for approval;

Inventory laboratory reagents and consumable items; submit supply orders for approval;

Utilize statistical software;

Perform duties of Medical Laboratory Scientist 1 or equivalent experience;

Continuing education: keep ASCP or other certification up to date per guidelines of National Organization; and

Perform related duties as required.


Accredited Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Laboratory OR equivalent education/experience


Current Medical Laboratory Scientist certification with the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or equivalent certifying organization; or certification with specialty organization appropriate to the laboratory division


Two years of experience as a Medical Laboratory Scientist 1 or equivalent experience.



  • New Class: 4-18-88
  • Revise MQ: 7-2-90
  • Revise MQ: 5-14-04
  • Civil Service Reform (CSR) Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05
  • Revise Class: 1-1-14, including title change from Clinical Technologist 2 to Medical Laboratory Scientist 2
  • Revise basic function and distinguishing characteristics: 5-1-22