Laboratory Manager

Fayetteville, AR
Jul 07, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Number NC800P

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Working Title Laboratory Manager

Position Number 15487

Department Health Center

About the University

Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.
Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country's finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation's best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

About the College/Department

The Pat Walker Health Center is an ambulatory care clinic and provides a wide range of medical care and services for students, faculty and staff at the University of Arkansas. The Pat Walker Health Center is accredited by AAAHC and delivers exception patient care.

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Job Type Staff

Summary of Job Duties

The Laboratory Manager is responsible for safely and efficiently directing the day to day clinical laboratory operations to include, but not limited to, personnel supervision and staffing, oversight of specimen collection, monitoring of interfaces with practice management system(s) and reference laboratories, maintains instruments/equipment, and oversees quality controls for all aspects of laboratory management. This position assures compliance with all state and federal regulations as well as all University and PWHC policies and procedures.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.

Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
  • Master's degree in biology, chemistry, microbiology or a related field
  • Certification as a Registered Medical Technologist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologist
  • At least five years of experience in a clinical laboratory including one year of prior clinical laboratory supervisory experience

Does this job require any license(s)/certification(s)? Yes

If yes, please specify Certification as a Registered Medical Technologist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
  • Knowledge of principles and theories of medical technology, chemistry, microbiology, and related health sciences
  • Knowledge of the methods and techniques of medical technology, chemical laboratory management, and administrative procedures
  • Ability to plan, organize, and oversee the work of subordinates
  • Ability to organize, direct, and evaluate laboratory testing and production
  • Ability to develop laboratory policies and procedures and establish test standards
  • Ability to maintain laboratory equipment
  • Ability to prepare reports and maintain records

Physical activities associated with this position

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance 479-575-4019.


  • Kneeling
  • Lifting


  • Reaching
  • Sitting
  • Standing
  • Walking


  • Feeling
  • Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
  • Grasping
  • Hearing
  • Repetitive motion
  • Sharps
  • Talking

The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes. The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: operates machines where the seeing job is at or within arm's reach; performs mechanical or skilled trades tasks of a non-repetitive nature, such as carpenters or technicians.

Physical Conditions The worker is subject to hazards. Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts or vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals, biological o

Work Schedule Monday - Friday & Saturday 40 hours per week (schedule may vary based on department needs)

Overtime Eligible No

Is this position weather/event essential? If yes, the employee in this position will report to work at the scheduled time when the University is closed due to inclement conditions. No

Work Location/Building Fayetteville Campus - Pat Walker Health Center

Benefits Eligible Yes

Appointment Percent 100

Salary $54,000

Does this Position require a Motor Vehicle Reports Check? No

Does this position require a background check? Yes

If yes, please specify
  • Criminal background check
  • Sex offender registry check

Does this position require a substance abuse test? No

Pre-employment Screening Requirements

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background and sex offender registry check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date

Close Date 07/20/2017

Open Until Filled No

Anticipated Start Date

Anticipated End Date (for temporary appointments)

Recruitment Contact Information

AJ Olsen

All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A's employment system at Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions Summary

Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter/letter of application. Applicants have the option to submit a copy of their certification as a Registered Medical Technologist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologist

Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.

EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Internal Posting No

City, St. Fayetteville, AR

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education you have obtained?
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree or higher
    • None of the above
  2. * Are you certified as a Registered Medical Technologist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have at least five years of clinical laboratory experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * How many years of supervisory experience do you have?
    • No experience
    • Less than one year
    • At least one year, but less than two
    • At least two years, but less than three
    • Three years or more

Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Certificate
  2. Proof of Veterans Status