Medical Laboratory Scientist, Specialist (NYQ)/Certified Technologist,Specialist (NYQ)

Medical Laboratory Scientist, Specialist (NYQ)/Certified Technologist,Specialist (NYQ)

ARUP Laboratories | Salt Lake City, UT, 84108, US
Job Type: Full Time

Posted a month ago

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Job Details
Wednesday - Saturday (40 hrs/wk)
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM (flexible)

Department: Clinical Toxicology 1 - 894

Primary Purpose:

This position provides technical and non-technical support within the laboratory areas qualified. Functions include an expansive mastery of technical material and knowledge of high complexity tasks. Must be able to work flexible hours and on call may be required.  

This position is qualified for delegation of supervisory duties for NY testing areas.  

About ARUP:

ARUP Laboratories is a national clinical and anatomic pathology reference laboratory and an enterprise of the University of Utah and its Department of Pathology. Based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

ARUP proudly hires top talent to create a work environment of diversity, professional growth and continuous development.  Our workforce is committed to the important service we provide to over one million patients each month.  We always strive for excellence and have a strong desire to have involvement with the advances in medicine and the role laboratory services plays within each patient’s life. We never forget that there is a patient behind every specimen we receive. 

We are looking for individuals who want to contribute to ARUP's culture of accountability, integrity, service, and excellence.  Consider joining our dynamic team.

Essential Functions:


Performs all representative activities and accountabilities as defined by the Medical Laboratory Scientist Job Description/Primary Purpose.  

Performs assigned testing and verification duties as scheduled.

Evaluates new procedures and updates existing procedures.

Maintains continual compliance necessary to meet the standards of regulatory agencies.

Performs assessment of peers performing testing. Note: This position does not qualify to perform direct observations for NY testing.

Functions in a designated leadership role with assigned responsibilities when supervisor, lead, or other staff member with a leadership role is not available and/or on site.

Other duties as assigned.

Specialized in one or more of the following categories:

Technical Specialist:

Monitors the standards of accuracy, precision, and efficiency in the performance of assays and or the operation of equipment in a specialty area.

Ensures the examination of reporting of patient and proficiency results for the specialty area.

Accepts, resolves, and facilitates the resolution of problems in the specialty area. 

Assesses the plausibility of laboratory results through correlation of data with common physiological conditions.

Consults with specialty related questions.

Assists with test transfer from Research and Development (R&D).

Monitors quality control (QC) and suggests corrective action when indicated.  

Ensures that the QC inventory is maintained and up to date.

Monitors all performance check systems and preventative maintenance programs for instruments and equipment in the specialty area.

Assists with evaluation and recommendation of new assay, software, instrument, or equipment in the specialty area.  Ensures the training of all employees and students who may rotate or work in the specialty area. Develops training modules as requested.

Maintains appropriate level of supplies and reagents, and if necessary determines appropriate substitutes.

Assists with maintaining current files of reference materials related to the specialty area.

Physical and Other Requirements:

Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist.

Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.

Mobility: The person in this position needs to occasionally move between work sites and inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.

Communicate: Effectively communicate with others.

PPE: Biohazard laboratory environment that requires use of personal protective equipment in accordance with CDC and OSHA regulations and company/departmental policies. 

ARUP Policies and Procedures: To conduct self in compliance with all ARUP Policies and Procedures.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.  

Fine Motor Control: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling.

Vision: Having close, far, and peripheral visual acuity to perform a variety of tasks such as make general observations of depth and distance.

Color Vision: Perception of and ability to distinguish colors.

Continuing Education: Continual assessment of current literature and best practices.


Bachelor's Degree or better in Medical Laboratory Sciences or related field.


Master's Degree or better.

PhD or better.


Doctoral degree in Clinical or Medical Laboratory Science, Medical Technology or in the chemical or biological sciences with two (2) years of post-degree high complexity clinical diagnostic testing experience post Technologist Trainee level
Or Master's degree in Clinical or Medical Laboratory Science, Medical Technology or in the chemical or biological sciences with four (4) years of post-degree high complexity clinical diagnostic testing experience post Technologist Trainee level
Or Bachelor’s degree in Clinical or Medical Laboratory Science, Medical Technology or in the chemical or biological sciences with six (6) years of post-degree high complexity clinical diagnostic testing experience post Technologist Trainee level
Experience must include two (2) years working under a director at the doctoral level

ASCP Specialty certification or Score 80% or better on a written placement evaluation (may be required for some positions)
Licenses & Certifications

Applicable ASCP or AAB
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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