Medical Laboratory Scientist I

at UAMS (University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

Medical Laboratory Scientist I

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Regular Full-Time



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***Sign On Bonus***

***This is a NIGHT shift position***

Come be a part of the UAMS lab team and make an impact on the lives of our diverse patient population. The Medical Laboratory Scientist I will work in the Core Laboratory which includes Chemistry, Hematology, Coagulation, Flow Cytometry and Reference testing. This position is primarily Hematology with the possible opportunity to work in other sections or as part of the float team. This position will be responsible for moderate and high complexity testing.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity. We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving the health, health care, and well-being of Arkansans.


UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family

Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave

Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)

Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS

Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000

Career Training and Educational Opportunities

Merchant Discounts

Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

Salary: offered commensurate with experience









Performs Pre-analytical analyzing of manual tests in the Core Laboratory.

Performs Analytical analyzing of all tests in the Core Laboratory.

Performs post analytical evaluation of patient results, including documenting those results in EPIC

Perform scheduled equipment maintenance as required.

Perform daily, weekly and monthly quality controls.

Perform minor troubleshooting and document as per established procedure.

Learn new procedures as new tests are brought in the Core lab.

Attends training workshops and seminars - when available.

Participates in the CAP proficiency surveys.

Reviews the final critic from the CAP to improve technical skills.

Other duties as assigned.









Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Medical Technology or Medical Laboratory Sciences OR an approved ASCP discipline (30 semester hours in biology and chemistry, which may be obtained within, or in addition to, the Bachelor's).

ASCP or another accrediting agency certified or eligible (Certification must be obtained within one year of employment).

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check and drug screen. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant except as provided by law. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity. The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.







Physical Requirements



Stand: Frequently

Sit: Frequently

Walk: Frequently

Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Frequently

Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 11 - 25 lbs

Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Continuously

Talk: Occasionally

Hear: Frequently

Taste or smell: Never

Read, concentrate, think analytically: Frequently

Physical Environment: Inside Laboratory Environment

Noise Level: Moderate

Visual Requirements: Color discrimination

Hazards: Chemical, Fumes/Gases/Odors


UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (501) 686-6432 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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Job Posting: 2994478

Posted On: Jul 24, 2021

Updated On: Aug 08, 2021