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Medical Laboratory Scientist I/II

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

Job Description

Medical Laboratory Scientist I/II

Requisition ID

2021-76844

Category

Technical

Position Type

Regular Full-Time

Department

ICE LPSL CPATH Molecular Biology

Post End Date

8/8/2021

Overview

 

 

 

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Come join an advanced Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory who has recently been recognized for their accomplished teamwork. We are seeking a Medical Laboratory Scientist that has excellent communication and interpersonal relationship skills, and will help us to continue to supersede our teamwork and collaborative goals. The Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory is proudly leading the CoVid-19 testing for UAMS Health and our community by performing SARS-CoV-2 testing. This position will also allow you to perform PCR based testing including MSI, Chimerisms, Viral Loads, BRAFs, B and T Cell Clonalities and more. In addition you will learn to prepare, process and analyze FISH. The Molecular Diagnostics MLS works in a high complexity laboratory under direction of the Supervisor and Medical Director and is responsible for performing the following essential functions:

PCR testing

FISH analysis

SARS-CoV-2 specimen triage and testing

QC/QA procedures

Troubleshoots pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical testing malfunctions

Exercises judgment and technical expertise during subjective testing processes

Instrument maintenance and calibrations

Maintains safe work practices

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 patient care and the lives 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: Commensurate with experience

 

 

 

 

Responsibilities

 

 

 

Performs testing of patient samples in assigned FISH and/or PCR area, interprets, reviews and prepares patient test results. May or may not be trained on all benches but is progressively increasing in knowledge and experience.

Performs additional support duties or projects to assist the supervisor such as inventory, Safety Officer or monthly quality metrics.

Assists in employee/student training and employee competency as assigned.

Interacts with staff from various departments to coordinate the proper acquisition, testing and reporting of patient test results.

Ensures that the supplies used in the testing of patient samples are available in adequate quantities and that they are used efficiently.

Acts as a super user for laboratory instrumentation. Performs machine maintenance, calibrations, and troubleshoots problems as required.

Special Projects and other duties as assigned.

 

 

 

 

Qualifications

 

 

 

MLS I Minimum Qualifications:

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

ASCP or equivalent Generalist Clinical Laboratory Scientist certification (CLS), Medical Technologist (MT) certification, Cytogenetics (CG) certification, Cytotechnologist (CT) certification or Molecular Biology (MB) certification passed within 12 months of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

1-2 years of Clinical Laboratory experience.

MLS II Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences, Medical Technology, Cytotechnology, Molecular Biology or an ASCP approved discipline (30 semester hours in biology and chemistry, which may be obtained within, or in addition to, the Bachelor's) plus two (2) years of Clinical Laboratory experience.

ASCP or equivalent Generalist Clinical Laboratory Scientist certification (CLS), Medical Technologist (MT) certification, Cytogenetics (CG) certification, Cytotechnologist (CT) certification or Molecular Biology (MB) certification.

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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: 2994529

Posted On: Jul 24, 2021

Updated On: Aug 07, 2021