Upon graduation and initial employment, the medical laboratory scientist should be able to demonstrate entry level competencies in the
following areas of professional practice:
Establishing procedures for collecting and processing biological specimens for analysis.
Performing analytical tests on body fluids, cells and products.
Integrating and relating data generated by the various clinical laboratory departments while judgments regarding possible discrepancies, confirming abnormal results, verifying quality control procedures and developing solutions to problems concerning the generation of laboratory data.
Making judgments concerning the results of quality control measures and instituting proper procedures to maintain accuracy and precision.
Establishing and performing preventive and corrective maintenance of equipment, space and budgetary resources.
Evaluating new techniques, instruments and procedures in terms of their usefulness and practicality within the context of a given laboratory's personnel, equipment, space and budgetary resources.
Demonstrating professional conduct and interpersonal communication skills with patients, laboratory personnel, other health care professionals and the public.
Recognizing and acting upon individual needs for continuing education as a function of growth and maintenance of professional competence.
Leading supportive personnel and peers in their acquisition of knowledge, skills and attitudes.
Applying principles of management and supervision.