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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Medical Lab Assistant I in Atlanta, Georgia


JOB DESCRIPTION: Performs and evaluates semi-technical laboratory procedures on patient specimens, test material/reagents, blood products, and quality control material. Maintains accurate and complete documentation on processes/procedures, patient information, and equipment maintenance, ensuring compliance with all accreditation regulations.

Uses laboratory equipment/instruments such as blood irradiator, serum dispensers, Crynomed freezing system. Performs preventive maintenance on laboratory instruments and calibrates instruments as required.

Works with manager to formulate plan for professional development. Attends educational in-services as appropriate.

Practices the principles of sterile technique and other infection control policies and standards. Takes the necessary precautions in keeping.

Monitors specimens received in laboratory for accurate packaging, labeling, and correct specimen collection requirements. Maintains inventory of supplies and blood products. May perform venipuncture as required. Communicates with hospital nursing service, physicians, procurement agencies, and others regarding testing of laboratory specimens. Reports all unexpected results and sterilization checks to supervisors.

Enters specimen tracking, laboratory data and patient information in the computer. Practices the principles of sterile technique and other infection control policies and standards. Takes the necessary precautions in keeping with laboratory, organizational and other safety mandates. Performs other related responsibilities as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A high school diploma and two years of relevant experience OR an associate's degree in a related science field and one year of relevant experience OR a bachelor's degree in a related science field with no experience.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Medium): 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock, Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation, Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

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Division Emory Univ Hosp-Midtown

Campus Location Atlanta, GA, 30308

Campus Location US-GA-Atlanta

Department EHM Lab Core

Job Type Regular Part-Time

Job Number 97747

Job Category Laboratory

Schedule Other

Standard Hours 20 Hours

Emory Healthcare is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices and decisions. Emory Healthcare prohibits discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age (40 and over), disability, citizenship, genetic information, service in the uniformed services, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.