Medical Laboratory Scientist I

University Of Arkansas Little Rock , AR 72215

Posted 5 days ago

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Type of Position:

Clinical Staff - Medical Ancillary Support

Job Type:


Work Shift:

Night Shift (United States of America)

Sponsorship Available:


Institution Name:

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

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.

The safety of our team members at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is our top priority. For this reason, successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or have an approved medical or religious exemption on file with our Student & Employee Health Services dept. UAMS will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance.

UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks (available for benefits eligible positions only):

  • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for qualifying 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

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening. To apply for the position, please click the Apply link/button.

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Summary of Job Duties:

This is a NIGHT SHIFT position

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES (list primary functions of the position with the percent of time generally allocated to each; percent of time must equal 100%)

55% Specimen Testing

  • Conduct analysis of blood, urine, spinal fluid, body fluids and other biological samples to determine presence of normal and abnormal components in assigned section(s).

  • Perform quality controls or quality check materials and perform corrective action as required.

  • Enter test results and other data related to analysis and communication of results into relevant computer information systems or other document archival systems.

  • Provide technical information about specimen collection, sample transport, sample identification, required documents, test methods and other related technical information to RN's, physicians or laboratory clients.

  • Use laboratory computer systems to order tests, generate results, generate reports, document results and communications, interpret results, and other lab duties related to inventory, testing method verifications and quality control. The core laboratory uses multiple information systems including Microsoft Office software programs, instrument specific programs, automation line software and middleware, programs for test interpretation, server databases, laboratory information system, quality control programs, inventory control software, document control and online programs related to employee continuing education and training.

20% Instrument Maintenance:

  • Set-up, maintain and operate lab automation systems used to process samples.

  • Operate, calibrate and maintain equipment used in analysis such as spectrophotometers, analyzers, microscopes, slide stainers, diluters, and computer controlled high volume analyzers, mixers, rotators, pipettes.

  • Perform basic troubleshooting on equipment used to perform testing.

  • Maintain equipment used for personal protection and safety such as eyewashes, safety showers, biohazard containers, hoods, chemical cabinets and personal protective equipment.

  • Maintain temperature dependent equipment such as refrigerators, freezers, incubators, water baths, heat blocks.

10% Support Duties

  • Daily quality control review.

  • Organize and clean workspaces.

  • Ensure adequate supplies required for daily operations are available by restocking inventory, preparing reagents, rotating stock as required.

  • Communicate with clinics, physicians and external staff regarding sample integrity issues and/or critical values.

10% Other duties as assigned

5% Continuing Education

  • Maintain current knowledge of hospital policy, state, federal and other regulatory requirements.

  • Maintain certifications, continuing education, annual education and/or training as required for position.

  • Perform proficiency testing required for accreditation

Customer Service: Interacts with and assists the public in a professional and friendly manner as needed. Demonstrates effective communication skills; communicates accurate and complete information; maintains strict confidentiality when necessary. Demonstrates positive working relationships with co-workers, management team, and ancillary departments; follows the Core Concepts of Patient and Family Centered Care and the Basic Code of Conduct Guidelines. Assist internal and external stakeholders as needed with exceptional customer service.


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).

Additional Information:

Salary Information:

Commensurate with education and experience

Required Documents to Apply:


Optional Documents:

Proof of Veteran Status

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Recruitment Contact Information:

Please contact for any recruiting related questions.

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

Criminal Background Check

This position is subject to pre-employment screening (criminal background, drug testing, and/or education verification). 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.

Constant Physical Activity:

Hearing, Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding

Frequent Physical Activity:

Sitting, Standing, Talking

Occasional Physical Activity:

Pulling, Pushing, Reaching

Benefits Eligible:


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