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Emory Healthcare/Emory University HLA Supervisor in Atlanta, Georgia

Overview

At Emory Healthcare, we integrate science and caring to change the face of health care. Our team members are courageous individuals who are willing to challenge the status quo and help find solutions to complex problems. We’re empowered to influence change for, and with, our patients, their families, the community and each other.

As one of the leading academic medical systems, we’re eager to share what we learn with hospitals around the country, and the world. We’ve got the backing, knowledge, experience and permission to lead the way in developing new and better approaches to preventing and treating disease, and our patients get treatments years before anyone else.

We’re defining a new standard of care for humankind. Are YOU ready to join us?

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JOB DESCRIPTION: Function as an expert technical resource, performing complex assays and providing training and mentoring to other HLA staff. Perform standardized and high-complexity histocompatibility testing in one or both disciplines on various types of clinical samples. Tests may include: HLA antibody screen and identification, crossmatching, typing, and engraftment monitoring. Analyze and evaluate results, and generate and evaluate clinical reports. Perform final review of sample processing, test preparation, testing results, and reports generated by staff. Sign out reports to next level review or to physicians. Assist with scheduling and workflow coordination. Serve as expert, technical resource, and/or point person for one or more specialized areas or instruments in the department. Train and supervise other HLA technologist within a laboratory section. Participates in staff management and employee performance. Provides on-going performance feedback and assists with staff training. Participates in workflow management, interviewing and hiring discussions. Review quality assurance and quality control data and take corrective action for assigned area, as needed. Maintain documentation and assure that regulatory requirements are met. Write, review, and edit protocols and procedures; maintain procedure manuals. Oversee completion of equipment maintenance, instrumentation calibration, quality control and documentation, and ensure adequate supply of supplies and equipment. Must be able to take on-call assignments for nights, holidays, and weekends on a rotating basis. Other duties may also be assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in medical technology or a chemical, physical or biological science. Other bachelor's degree will be accepted if graduated from an accredited school of medical technology or if science and math coursework meet requirement of certifying agency. At least four years of HLA experience and either CHT (ABHI) or CHS (ABHI) certification is required.

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 Hospital

Campus Location Atlanta, GA, 30322

Campus Location US-GA-Atlanta

Department EUH Lab HLA

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Job Number 65029

Job Category Laboratory

Schedule 2:30p-11p

Standard Hours 40 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.

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