Lab Support Technician I - The Orthopaedic and Spine Hospital (TOSH) - Tenders Global

Lab Support Technician I – The Orthopaedic and Spine Hospital (TOSH)

University of Arkansas

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University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

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.
The safety of our team members at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is our top priority. For this reason, successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or have an approved medical or religious exemption on file with our Student & Employee Health Services dept. UAMS will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance.

UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks (available for benefits eligible positions only ):

  • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for qualifying 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

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening.  To apply for the position, please click the Apply link/button.

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The Orthopaedic & Spine Hospital (TOSH) is a new, state-of-the-art facility currently under construction on UAMS’ Little Rock campus. Opening in May of 2023, the four-story, 158,000 square-foot hospital will represent our vision of patient-centered, technologically advanced care that creates healthier, more active tomorrows for our patients and communities. In a facility designed for and dedicated to the delivery of exceptional orthopaedic and spine care—with nationally-recognized surgical outcomes— The Orthopaedic & Spine Hospital at UAMS Health will serve the community, region, and world for decades to come.
This position works under the supervision of the section Supervisor and Senior Tech. This position provides comprehensive support for patient care activities in the Core Lab. This positions schedule could change due to staffing issues with a two week notice.



  • High School, GED or formal education equivalent

  • Ability to follow oral instruction, read and write.

  • Computer/basic keyboard skills.

  • Telephone etiquette skills.

  • Must have excellent customer service skills.


  • 1 year of experience in a medical laboratory.


  • Receives specimens from all sources and verifies that specimens are properly collected and labeled.

  • Receives specimens through the pneumatic tube station and window, scan and receive specimens into the EPIC system, re-label specimens, process add on test, order requested test from outside institutions into the EPIC system. Reconcile packing list, verifies test, load specimens onto the automation lines, deliver specimens to the performing departments.

  • Centrifuge specimens and create packing list for transportation. Monitor refrigerator temps. Receive and store blood products. Pack up blood product for return to blood bank

  • Ensure test is received in the correct tube type.

  • Sorts all specimens and place them in the proper racks or bucket to be received.

  • Load racks on the appropriate automation line to be received in and tested.

  • Scan specimens into the EPIC system and re-label the specimens as needed.

  • Enter orders into EPIC through requisition entry for all outside institutions.

  • Process add-on test.

  • Answers phone calls concerning results, faxing reports, specimen collection and ordering test.

  • Process 24 hour urines and mail-in specimens

  • Reconcile packing list.

  • Process Reference, VA and ACH specimens.

  • Process and store or send out Reference Test, VA samples and ACH test

  • Process mail-in specimens.

  • Scan requisitions received with labs from institutional accounts into EPIC.

  • Call critical results as needed.

  • Fill out all Safety Intelligence reports and deliver to the Core Lab Manager.


  • Receive and store blood products.

  • Pack up unused blood products for return to blood bank.

  • Monitor refrigerator temps.

  • Centrifuge and pack up specimens.

  • Create packing list for specimen transport.

  • Retrieve specimens from designated drop spot(s) and deliver to Blood Bank tech.

  • Transport specimens and blood products to UAMS main campus lab.

  • Transport blood products from UAMS main campus to TOSH.

  • DOT training required to drive transportation vehicle

  • Performs a variety of routine work within established policies and procedures, and receives detailed instructions on new projects and assignments.

  • This positions schedule could change due to staffing issues with a two-week notice

  • Other duties as assigned.

Customer Service:  Interacts with and assists the public in a professional and friendly manner as needed. Demonstrates effective communication skills; communicates accurate and complete information; maintains strict confidentiality when necessary. Demonstrates positive working relationships with co-workers, management team, and ancillary departments; follows the Core Concepts of Patient and Family Centered Care and the Basic Code of Conduct Guidelines. Assist internal and external stakeholders as needed with exceptional customer service.

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Constant Physical Activity:

Hear, Read, Concentrate, Think Analytically,

Frequent Physical Activity:

Stand, Walk, Talk, Use hands to touch, handle or feel,

Occasional Physical Activity:

Sit, Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, reach overhead, Taste or Smell,

Lift/Carry Weight: 10-26 Lbs.

Push/Pull Weight: 10-26 Lbs.

Physical Environment: Inside medical Facility

Noise Level: Moderate

Visual Requirements: Near Visual Acuity, Color Discrimination, Depth Perception

Hazards: Biological, Chemical, Sharp Objects/Tools

Salary Information:

Commensurate with education and experience

Required Documents to Apply:

List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume, Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)

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Recruitment Contact Information:

Please contact [email protected]  for any recruiting related questions.

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site  

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

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. 

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