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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

2021-76846

Category

Technical

Position Type

Regular Full-Time

Department

ICE LPSL CPATH Microbiology Staff

Post End Date

8/8/2021

Overview

 

 

 

***Sign On Bonus***

*** Evening Shift***

The UAMS Department of Pathology is seeking a motivated individual to join our team! Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to be a Medical Laboratory Scientist in a cutting edge university Microbiology lab? Do you have excellent communication and interpersonal relationship skills and are you willing to help us to continue to supersede our teamwork and collaborative goals? This position will allow you to work on an advanced team with instrumentation such as the GeneXpert Infinity, GenMark ePlex, Biofire Torch, Biomerieux Virtuo, Mass Spec and Vitek XL. The Microbiololgy MLS works in the CAP accredited clinical laboratory under direction of the Supervisor and Medical Director and is responsible for performing the following essential functions:

SARS-CoV-2 and other automated PCR testing

Specimen processing and microorgansim identifications and succeptibilities

QC/QA procedures

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

Exercises judgment and technical expertise during subjective testing processes

Instrument maintenance and calibrations

Maintaining 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 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

 

 

 

 

Responsibilities

 

 

 

Performs testing of patient samples, interprets, reviews, and prepares patient test results for review by the Supervisor and/or Medical Director. May or may not be trained on all benches, but is progressively increasing in knowledge and experience.

Maintains all aspects of QC and QA relevant to the CAP certification standards.

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.

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

Special projects and other duties as assigned.

 

 

 

 

Qualifications

 

 

 

MLS I Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences, Medical Technology 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 or Microbiology 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 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 or Microbiology certification (M).

2 years of experience in a Clinical Laboratory.

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of testing methods currently in use in the Microbiology Laboratory.

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... For full info follow application link.

 

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: 2994531

Posted On: Jul 24, 2021

Updated On: Aug 09, 2021