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Medical Laboratory Scientist/Cert/UKHC

Lexington, KY 40507
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Job Title Medical Laboratory Scientist/Cert/UKHC
Requisition Number RE33357
Working Title Medical Laboratory Scientist - Certified (Core Lab)
Department Name H3200:Laboratory Services
Work Location Lexington, KY
Grade Level 11
Salary Range $26.00-45.70/hour
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education


Click here for more information about equivalencies: http://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/equivalencies
Required Related Experience

No experience required.

Required License/Registration/Certification
ASCP certification must be obtained within 6 months from date of hire
Physical Requirements
This position will require the ability to stand and walk for long periods of time as well occasionally standing or walking with objects up to 10 pounds and push/pull objects over 50 pounds. Sitting at computer workstations for extended periods, along with repetitive motion.
Three 12-hr shifts per week. Rotating shifts including weekends and holidays. May include call based on needs of department.
Job Summary
The Medical Laboratory Scientist/Certified will be responsible for performing clinical laboratory testing in a fast-paced academic medical center. The Laboratory provides services to all aspects of this Level I trauma center and throughout the healthcare enterprise, including solid organ and bone marrow transplant, KY Children’s Hospital, and Markey Cancer Center.

This position will be instrumental in maintaining a quality of service based on accuracy and timely result reporting. This position will be located in the Core Lab, and testing will include, but is not limited to, blood gas, chemistry, coagulation, hematology, and urinalysis. The Core Lab has multiple testing sites within the organization: Chandler, Good Samaritan, ED Satellite and Markey Satellite.

The CAP-Accredited Laboratory at the University of Kentucky showcases the use of state-of-the-art instrumentation and technology. In addition, this diverse department provides services to all aspects of the University of Kentucky’s Level I trauma center and throughout the healthcare enterprise, including KY Children’s Hospital, and Markey Cancer Center.

The starting pay for this position was recently adjusted with the minimum hourly rate set at $27.00/hour. All pay rates will be based on candidate’s experience.

The Laboratory Services department has a variety of specialties and areas. For more information about any of our job openings, contact Jeff Bush, Enterprise Director at Jeffery.Bush1@uky.edu

The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Exceptional customer service, excellent technical & troubleshooting skills, detail oriented, and collaboration skills with different positions across the organization. Other skills include Microsoft Office knowledge & proficient writing ability, hospital electronic systems, knowledge of medical terminology, and ability to work independently as well as being team oriented.
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
BS-MLS Preferred.
Deadline to Apply 06/23/2022
University Community of Inclusion
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.


Posted: 2022-06-20 Expires: 2022-07-20

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