Health Care Technology, #49090
Occupational Family: Health and Human Services
Pay Band Range: 2 - 5


Concept of Work

This Career Group provides career tracks for radiologic technologists, medical technologists and dental hygienists that perform routine to advanced radiologic and clinical and anatomic pathology testing for the diagnosis, treatment, and/or prevention of disease in humans. Registration with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, certification by the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Pathologists, and/or licensure from the Virginia Board of Medicine or Virginia Board of Dentistry is required for some employees. Employees work in laboratories of varying categories of complexity.

Roles Comprising This Group

These roles describe the collective characteristics of the work performed by employees in the Health Care Technology Career Group. These roles define the typical career paths for employees who pursue careers as radiologic technologists, medical technologists or dental hygienists.

Although all of these occupations are healthcare technical occupations, each warrants a separate career track. Each of these career paths requires different knowledge, skills, and abilities and would not naturally lead to the other for career progression. However, a role for each of these occupations represents different levels of work, or career progression. Career paths may exist within a single role, extend to other roles in this Career Group, or to roles in other occupationally related Career Groups.

PAY BAND

PRACTITIONER ROLES

ROLE CODE

MANAGEMENT ROLES

ROLE CODE

2

Health Care Technician

49091

   

3

Health Care Technologist I

49092

   

4

Health Care
Technologist II

49093

   

5

Health Care
Technologist III

49094

Health Care Manager

49095


Role Descriptions

These roles are distinguished based upon the Compensable Factors of Complexity, Results, and Accountability and are used for position classification. These factors should be used for classification and compensation analysis. Recruitment and selection standards must be based on knowledge, skills, and abilities as indicated in the Employee Work Profile.

Health Care Technician

Code: 49091

Pay Band: 2

SOC: 29-2034*

This Health Care Technician role provides career tracks for radiologic technologist assistants or other clinical laboratory support assistants performing entry-level to journey-level assistantís duties. Responsibilities include: scheduling appointments, monitoring patient flow in a clinic or hospital setting, and either taking radiographs of the musculoskeletal system and developing and dispensing films or performing phlebotomy and a limited menu of diagnostic clinical tests under supervision.

Health Care Technician

COMPLEXITY

  • Tasks are usually repetitive in the mounting of films, posting information to files and records, and scheduling patients.
  • Tasks may involve collection of laboratory specimens and performing clinical laboratory tests such as hemoglobin, hematocrit, glucose, urine pregnancy, and urine dipsticks.
  • Clinical testing may also include limited microscopic chemistry or microbiological tests

RESULTS

  • Work facilitates the effective operation of a clinic through the scheduling and monitoring of patient flow.
  • Results may be used by others in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.
  • Proper laboratory procedures impact outcomes of clinical tests.
  • Work impacts the quality of patient care and level of customer service.

ACCOUNTABILITY

  • Responsible for narrow scope of routine well-defined duties and processes.

 

Health Care Technologist I

Code: 49092

Pay Band: 3

SOC: 29-2034*

This Health Care Technologist I role provides career tracks for radiologic technologists performing entry-level to advanced-level responsibilities ranging from performing standardized or specialized clinical laboratory procedures or taking more complex diagnostic radiographs and developing and dispensing film.

Health Care Technologist I

COMPLEXITY

  • Procedures support clinical laboratory programs.
  • Tasks are varied and require application of a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic radiological procedures including those requiring special patient positioning and/or the use of contrast media, catheters, or special equipment.
  • Applies knowledge of scientific or technical principles, practices, and regulatory requirements of functional areas.
  • Responsibilities may include explaining procedures to the patient, preparation of the patient and preparing radiopaque contrast media such as barium enemas, barium swallows, intravenous pyelograms, cystograms, and gastro-intestinal series in a clinic or hospital setting.
  • May teach radiographic techniques to students.
  • May serve as lead or single on-duty technologist.

RESULTS

  • Products are used by others in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.
  • Work impacts quality of patient care and level of customer service.

ACCOUNTABILITY

  • Responsible for clear production of radiographs.
  • May review films and decide if procedures need to be repeated.
  • Independently performs standardized or specialized procedures and seeks advice on more complex or non-routine issues.
  • May work without on-site supervision in small lab settings.

 

Health Care Technologist II

Code: 49093

Pay Band: 4

SOC: 29-2000*

This Health Care Technologist II role provides career tracks for radiologic technologists performing advanced level or supervisory responsibilities. Duties range from performing specialized laboratory procedures to advanced anatomic pathology and clinical laboratory testing in a health care or institutional setting. This role also provides career tracks for medical technologists and dental hygienists that perform responsibilities ranging from entry-level to advance-level. The medical technologists perform a range of duties requiring experience and expertise in sample collection techniques, microbiology, hematology, clinical chemistry, immunology, immunohematology, histology, or cytology and tissue and slide preparation. The dental hygienists perform a range of duties ranging from taking x-rays to clinical treatment.

Health Care Technologist II

COMPLEXITY

  • Work requires the application of knowledge in a physical science normally attained through higher levels of learning (e.g., medical technology, chemistry, microbiology, or biological science) and documented training in order to perform advanced clinical or anatomical laboratory testing, or training in CT scan, MRI and invasive radiological procedures.
  • May apply knowledge of leadership or supervisory principles and practices.
  • May specialize in computed tomography, magnetic resonance or complex radiological procedures.
  • May perform clinical treatment and oral health education.
  • Typical assignments support the diagnosis of diseases and the identification of disease agents.

RESULTS

  • Others use results in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.
  • Work impacts the efficiency, operation, and creditability of a clinical laboratory as well as the programís continued accreditation.
  • May impact the clientís health and the prevention of tooth decay and disease.

ACCOUNTABILITY

  • May have leadership, supervisory or teaching responsibilities.
  • Responsible for clear production of radiographs requiring the use of contrast media, catheters, or special equipment or for performing other complex medical laboratory tests.
  • May coordinate employee assignments.
  • Responsible for performing dental hygienistís clinical treatment and education of the client.

 

These two roles provide a dual career track for medical technologists.

Health Care Technologist III

Code: 49094

Pay Band: 5

SOC: 29-2011*

Health Care Manager

Code: 49095

Pay Band: 5

SOC: 11-9111*

This Health Care Technologist III role provides career tracks for medical technologists who serve as supervisors of a full service clinical laboratory or a sub-unit or shift in a major hospital. Responsible for quality control, quality improvement, training, and safety in the medical laboratory.

Health Care Technologist III

COMPLEXITY

  • Applies fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures of supervision and leadership.
  • Plans and implements the delivery and improvement of services, staffing, and resources (e.g., testing new procedures before implementation in a laboratory) in accordance with quality standards and/or accreditation requirements.
  • Provides training and consultation to laboratory users on sampling techniques, testing procedures, and interpretation of results.

RESULTS

  • Work impacts the laboratory evidence for diagnosis of diseases or identification of disease agents.
  • Responsible for all laboratory services and the impact on patient care as well as the efficiency, operation, and credibility and accreditation of a clinical laboratory.

ACCOUNTABILITY

  • Responsible for the leadership and/or supervision of staff.
  • Operation of a full service laboratory or subspecialty laboratory.
  • Incorporates productivity improvements to enhance customer service and laboratory credibility.

 

This Health Care Manager role provides career tracks for managers responsible for management, administration, and operation of a clinical laboratory or for the development, organization, and administration of a medical technology educational program.

Health Care Manager

COMPLEXITY

  • Applies knowledge of management principles and practices.
  • Establishes work schedules and consults with subordinate supervisors.
  • Develops operational goals and objectives.
  • Prepares operational budget.
  • Responsible for laboratory quality assurance including quality control, training, and safety in the clinical laboratory.
  • May require certification, documented training, and advanced education to meet regulatory and/or accreditation requirements.

RESULTS

  • Work impacts the efficiency, operation, and credibility of a clinical laboratory as well as continued program accreditation.
  • May design in-service programs for laboratory professionals.

ACCOUNTABILITY

  • Leadership and development of staff.
  • Management of a full service medical laboratory.
  • Provides guidance to subordinate supervisors.
  • Provides input into short- and long-range planning of facilities, equipment, staffing, and policies.

 

*Statistical Reporting

This Career Group includes, but are is not limited to, those in the following Standard Occupational Classifications:

11-9111 Medical & Health Services Manager
29-2000 Health Technologists & Technicians
29-2011 Medical & Clinical Laboratory Technologists
29-2021 Dental Hygienists
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists & Technicians

New Effective Date: 11/01/01

History

Previous class titles (listed by new role title).

Health Care Technician

CLASS CODE

CLASS TITLE

GRADE

43141

Radiologic Technologist Assistant

5


Health Care Technologist I

CLASS CODE

CLASS TITLE

GRADE

43142

Radiologic Technologist

7


Health Care Technologist II

CLASS CODE

CLASS TITLE

GRADE

43081

Medical Technologist

9

41092

Dental Hygienist

9

43143

Radiologic Technologist Senior

9

43144

Radiologic Technologist Supervisor

10

43082

Medical Technologist Senior

11


Health Care Technologist III

CLASS CODE

CLASS TITLE

GRADE

43083

Medical Technologist Supervisor

12


Health Care Manager

CLASS CODE

CLASS TITLE

GRADE

43084

Medical Technologist Manager

13