• Medical Lab Technician

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(12/3/2018 11:17 AM)
    Requisition ID
    2018-45302
    Category
    Technical
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Department
    ICE LPSL CPATH Chemistry
    Post End Date
    12/18/2018
  • Overview

    The Medical Laboratory Technician process specimens, perform tests to analyze body fluids and other substances, maintain testing equipment, perform standards and controls as needed and other support duties as assigned.

     

    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 offered commensurate with experience

    Responsibilities

    Specimen Processing:

    • Receives and performs waived and non-waived tests on patient specimens for the Core Lab as assigned
    • Order appropriate test for the request

    Maintaining Equipment:

    • Performs scheduled equipment maintenance and quality controls as required
    • Performs minor troubleshooting and document as per established procedure

    Continuing Education:

    • Attend training workshops and seminars when available or assigned and learn new procedures as new tests are brought in house
    • Participate in CAP proficiency surveys
    • Reviews evaluation to improve technical skills

    Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Associates Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology
    • ASCP or AMT certification or eligible for certification; Certification must be obtained with 12 months of hire date

    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. 

     

    UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.

    Physical Requirements

    Stand: Frequently
    Sit: Occasionally
    Walk: Frequently
    Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Occasionally
    Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 26 - 50 lbs
    Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Continuously
    Talk: Frequently
    Hear: Frequently
    Taste or smell: Occasionally
    Read, concentrate, think analytically: Frequently
    Physical Environment: Inside Laboratory Environment
    Noise Level: Moderate
    Visual Requirements: Color discrimination
    Hazards: Biological, Chemical, Fumes/Gases/Odors, Heavy machinery, Sharp objects/tools

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