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Medical Lab Technician

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UAMS Medical Center

Company : UAMS Medical Center

Country: United States

Location : Fort Smith, Arkansas

Post: Sun, 19 Sep 2021 12:07:39 GMT

Expires: Sun, 17 Oct 2021 23:59:59 GMT

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Overview:
Position located in Fort Smith

 

The Medical Lab Technician will be responsible for performing all standard laboratory tests, both manual and automated with the UAMS West Family Medical Center in Fort Smith. Includes, but not limited to: collection of blood specimens by venous and capillary puncture; preparation, handling, processing and storage of various specimens for laboratory testing; registering outpatients, test ordering, specimen receiving and distributing and maintaining files of patient reports; operation, maintenance, calibration and quality control of analytical equipment; examination and test performance on human specimens for the purpose of obtaining information for the diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring of patients for providing information to others who will diagnose and treat the patient which is within scope of education, training, and competency, as determined by the Laboratory Director.

 

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

Vacation, 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:
Performs venipunctures for collection of specimens.

Processes specimens (blood, urine, stool, etc.) for standard testing and analysis; Interprets/reviews results, eliminates invalid results and completes patient laboratory reports in LIS/EMR.

Performs routine operation, maintenance and advanced troubleshooting of all instruments in the laboratory.

Performs daily/routine quality control of instruments.

Calibration and adjustments on the Sysmex hematology analyzer.

Performs administrative duties as well as maintains laboratory records, reports, and logs tests in computer (EMR/LIS), log books, and medical records.

Reviews test results and compiles and analyzes various data.

Provides technical advice and assistance to nurses and residents.

Gives practice instructions on equipment to nurses, residents and physicians.

Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications:

High School diploma/GED plus two (2) years of experience in a clinic environment with various laboratory equipment required OR an Associates Degree in Medical Technology or equivalent military training (completion of military medical laboratory training course).

Certified by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or another accrediting agency OR must obtain within 12 months of hire.

Experience with EPIC EMR preferred.

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  and  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 (phone number removed) 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: 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: Continuously
Talk: Frequently
Hear: Frequently
Taste or smell: Occasionally
Read, concentrate, think analytically: Continuously
Physical Environment: Inside Laboratory Environment, Inside Medical Facility Environment
Noise Level: Moderate
Visual Requirements: Near visual acuity
Hazards: Biological, Chemical, Dust, Electrical, Fumes/Gases/Odors, Heavy machinery, Sharp objects/tools

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