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Medical Lab Scientist - Microbiology

Job Details

Washington Regional Med. Ctr. - Fayetteville, AR
Full Time
2nd Shift
Medical Laboratory


Position Summary

The role of the Medical Laboratory Scientist I (MLS) reports to the Laboratory Supervisor. This position is responsible for performing routine and special testing in different areas of the laboratory. This position is responsible for performing routine maintenance, quality control procedures, troubleshooting and documentation per established guideline and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements. This position will assist with clerical and specimen-processing duties as needed.


Essential Position Responsibilities

  • Perform CLIA waived and non-waived testing according to approved procedures and processes
  • Perform, verify, and report laboratory results in accordance to established guidelines
  • Identify issues that may adversely affect assay performance or patient results and perform corrective action including notification of appropriate laboratory personnel
  • Perform analyzer maintenance, calibration, and quality control procedures
  • Perform proficiency testing as needed for regulatory compliance
  • Maintain inventory for department
  • Maintain effective working relationships with internal and external clients
  • Assist in validation of new equipment
  • Partner with educator to train students and new employees



  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology, Medical Laboratory Science, Clinical Laboratory Science, Biological Science, or Chemical Science, required.
  • Licensure and Certifications: ASCP, AMT or equivalent certification, required. Current qualifications with CLIA’88 regulations, required.
  • Experience: 1-year medical laboratory experience, preferred.


Work Environment: This position will spend 80% of time standing while pushing, pulling, lifting, and/or carrying up to 50 lbs. This position will spend 20% of time sitting while performing work in a standard office environment. This position will be exposed to communicable diseases and bodily fluids.