• Laboratory Procedure Technician

    Posted Date 4 days ago(8/16/2019 10:52 AM)
    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    ICE LPSL APATH Gross Room
    Post End Date
  • Overview

    The laboratory procedure technician works under direct supervision and is responsible for the processing of surgical specimens in the gross room. The lab and hospital are CAP and JCAHO accredited.


    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


    • Assesses specimen and order acceptability according to departmental policies and procedures.
    • Performs and assists with specimen and frozen section preparation. 
    • Dictates gross descriptions of specimens. 
    • Performs and documents preventative maintenance on machines.
    • Performs troubleshooting on laboratory equipment.
    • Performs computer functions as required.
    • Is capable of accessioning cases as needed.
    • Assists with autopsies at UAMS/ACH. 
    • Participates in the training of new employees and residents as needed.
    • Other duties as assigned


    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Associates degree in laboratory science, medical laboratory technology degree - OR - 60 credit hours obtained from an accredited institution that must include 24 credit hours in Medical Technology or Science Courses which include 6 credit hours of Biology & 6 credit hours of Chemistry. 
    • Ability to work on occasional weekends and rotate on-call duties.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Professional License/Certification (Certified by ASCP or equivalent).
    • Experience in a hospital setting.

    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: Continuously
    Sit: Frequently
    Walk: Continuously
    Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Continuously
    Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 26 - 50 lbs
    Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Frequently
    Talk: Frequently
    Hear: Continuously
    Taste or smell: Occasionally
    Read, concentrate, think analytically: Occasionally
    Physical Environment: Inside Laboratory Environment, Inside Medical Facility Environment, Inside Office Environment
    Noise Level: Moderate
    Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
    Hazards: Biological, Chemical, Dust, Electrical, Fumes/Gases/Odors, Radiation, Sharp objects/tools


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