Medical Laboratory Scientist I-PRN

Posted Date 1 month ago(9/16/2020 4:12 PM)
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Temporary Full-Time
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The Medical Laboratory Scientist I PRN employees are responsible for performing all standard core laboratory tests, both manual and automated. This includes, but is not limited to pre-analytical, analytical, and post analytical analyzing of patient samples on benches and platforms in the core laboratory section.


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


  • Performs Pre-analytical analyzing of manual tests in the Core Laboratory.
  • Performs Analytical analyzing of all tests in the Core Laboratory.
  • Performs post analytical evaluation of patient results, including documenting those results in EPIC.
  • Perform scheduled equipment maintenance as required
  • Perform daily, weekly and monthly quality controls
  • Perform minor troubleshooting and document as per established procedure
  • Learn new procedures as new tests are brought in the Core lab.
  • Attends training workshops and seminars – when available
  • Participates in the CAP proficiency surveys
  • Reviews the final critic from the CAP to improve technical skills


  • Bachelor's Degree in Medical Technology or Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • ASCP Certification or eligible for certification within 12 months of hire
  • Licenses: ASCP or another accrediting agency certified.

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: Continuously
Physical Environment: Inside Medical Facility Environment
Noise Level: Moderate
Visual Requirements: Color discrimination
Hazards: Biological, Chemical, Sharp objects/tools


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