Medical Laboratory Scientist I

Posted Date 1 week ago(10/8/2021 12:26 PM)
Requisition ID
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
ICE LPSL CPATH Coagulation
Post End Date


Hematology Core Laboratory Night Shift Position 


***Sign-on Bonus $3000***


20% Shift Differential on top of Base Salary

10% Weekend Differential


The Core Laboratory at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is seeking a motivated Medical Laboratory Scientist I (MLS I) to join our dedicated team of healthcare professionals! Come be a part of the Core team and make an impact on the lives of our diverse patient population. 


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 and automated tests in the Hematology Laboratory.
  • Performs Analytical analyzing of all tests in the Hematology and Coag area.
  • 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.
  • Support duties and Projects as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Continuing education.
  • 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.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Technology or Medical Laboratory Sciences.
  • ASCP or another accrediting agency certified or eligible (Certification must be obtained within one year of eligibility).

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • One (1) year of clinical laboratory experience.
  • Current ASCP or equivalent certification.

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. 


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).

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, Near visual acuity
Hazards: Biological, Chemical, Sharp objects/tools


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