Medical Laboratory Scientist I

Posted Date 7 days ago(11/24/2021 1:18 PM)
Requisition ID
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
ICE LPSL CPATH Transfusion Service
Post End Date


Make a difference and join the UAMS Laboratory team!


***$3000 Sign-on bonus*** 


We are excited to announce an opportunity as a Medical Laboratory Scientist I in Blood bank! This great position will provide critical testing, and blood components for all patient care areas!


The UAMS Blood Bank is a Level 1 Trauma center that is focused on improving patient outcomes by performing advanced blood banking techniques, dispensing blood and blood components, and educating students. This position will provide direct patient care by supplying the patient with appropriate blood components as determined by accurate testing to ensure the patient receives the appropriate blood components. The MLS I position is responsible for performing ABO/Rh, IAT, DAT, antibody identification, cross-matching units of blood and running the automated ABO/RH, IAT equipment. We welcome all qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our laboratory community.


Being a part of the UAMS family, you’ll find community medical centers across Arkansas that serve the hardworking people in this beautiful state.  The Medical Lab Scientist will join a full service medical center that has been able to draw an impressive line of talented physicians, scientists, technicians, nurses and administrators from across the world.  Joining the UAMS laboratory team will offer peace of mind and a stable position to build a long, lasting career. 


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


  • Responsible for accurately performing type and screen, antibody identification, and cross-match functions for red blood cells with 100% accuracy.
  • Accurately interpreting and receiving orders and samples with 100% accuracy.
  • Performs platelet cross-matching and platelet antibody identification with 100% accuracy.
  • Performs daily reagent QC and equipment Preventive maintenance with 100% accuracy.
  • Accurately issue blood and blood components.
  • Accurately perform the Massive Transfusion Protocol.
  • Accurately wash red blood cells and platelets.
  • Effectively communicate with the blood bank customers.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology or Medical Laboratory Sciences or ASCP approved discipline.   
  • ASCP or AMT certification or eligible for certification (Certification must be obtained with 12 months of hire date).

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


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