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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Human Factors Engineer in Atlanta, Georgia



  • Through an understanding of the interaction of human abilities, expectations and limitations with work environments and system designs, the Humans Factors Engineer employs systems engineering approaches through the utilization of established principles and methodologies in the clinical setting.

  • Designs and evaluates human work systems using human factors principles and techniques to optimize safety, quality, usability and cost with the goal of enhancing patient and staff well being.

  • Applies human factors strategies to identify and reduce the opportunity for error.

  • Enhances the quality of care by improving safety, efficiency, productivity, and user experience using human factors concepts, methods, and principles.

  • Applies human factors approaches in the identification and reduction of potential threats (e.g., those that contribute to human error, systems/equipment failure, and patient risk) to transform workspaces into high reliability systems and processes.

  • Participates in the analysis and evaluation of products, devices, and processes for risks.

  • Analyzes work systems to identify process development opportunities, safety improvements, workflow optimization, and infrastructure solutions in multiple environments.

  • Participates in the investigation of adverse events and near misses and incorporates human factors concepts into root cause analyses, critical incident analyses, and other reliability engineering techniques (e.g., failure modes and effects analysis).

  • Provides data analyses and summaries for applicable projects with support; Prepares clear, concise reports and presentations that summarize results and participates in the planning and scheduling of deliverables with direct accountability.

  • Where appropriate, publishes or presents results of such efforts in peer-reviewed journals or scientific/medical conferences.

  • Works both individually and as part of interdisciplinary teams by providing human factors insights, strategies, and methods.

  • Serves as team lead and domain expert as needed with some leadership.

  • Coaches and demonstrates human factors principles and methods to other staff through presentations or applied projects via identifying and developing user needs and requirements.

  • Contributes to grant-writing efforts as human factors expert.


  • Education: Bachelor's degree in Human Factors Engineering, Experimental/Engineering Psychology, Ergonomics, Cognitive Psychology, Human/Computer Interaction, Industrial or Systems Engineering is required.

  • Minimum of five (5) years of human factors engineering experience.

  • Master's degree in a related field with three (3) years of human factors engineering experience or Doctoral degree (PhD) in a related field may be considered in lieu of a degree.

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Division Emory Healthcare Inc.

Campus Location Atlanta, GA, 30308

Campus Location US-GA-Atlanta

Department EHI Office of Quality

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Job Number 74107

Job Category Business Operations

Schedule 8a-5:30p

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.