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


Where you matter as much as the work you do

Join Emory Healthcare (EHC) if you’re looking for an opportunity with one of the nation's leading Atlanta hospitals in cardiology and heart surgery, cancer, neurology, and more! EHC is where those around you are dedicated to the power of teamwork, fostering an environment where you can learn, grow, and innovate with similarly passionate professionals. Work with us to improve the quality of life throughout Georgia through partnerships with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Georgia Institute of Technology, and other organizations and make a bigger, greater impact than you ever thought possible.


11am -7:30pm / Full Time/ 40 Hours

We are aggressively seeking a Medical Laboratory Assistant with at least four years’ experience to fill a position at our Emory Hospital Midtown location.

The primary responsibilities of the Medical Laboratory Assistant are to provide back-up to department lead and may assign daily tasks or distribute workload, as needed. This position will be responsible to train, on board, including completing new staff training and orientation packets, and act as a mentor to new staff. To assist in writing procedures; may perform venipuncture as required; attend educational in-services and training classes as appropriate and work with leader to formulate a plan for professional development. Must be diligent in the practice of the principles of sterile technique and other infection control policies and standards and take the necessary precautions in keeping with laboratory, organizational and other safety mandates.

The person in this position will work in various areas of the clinical and anatomic pathology laboratories and will perform and evaluate semi-technical laboratory procedures on patient specimens, test material/reagents, blood products, and quality control material. Duties may also include registering patients, ordering tests, collecting samples, and assessing the acceptability of samples for testing; processing samples for testing including centrifugation, aliquoting, storage, and shipping; provide support for clinical testing including preparation of slides, loading instruments, and result reporting. May also perform waived and point-of-care testing while upholding the values of the organization including providing and demonstrating exemplary customer service skills throughout the pre-analytical, analytical and post analytical processes. Communicates with hospital nursing service, physicians, procurement agencies, and others regarding testing of laboratory specimens. Reviews patient information and test orders on paper requisitions and computerized test requests. Expected to communicate any issues quickly and respectfully with escalation of issues, problems, and opportunities to supervisory level for resolution, as needed.


  • A high school diploma or equivalent with four years of experience.

  • Degree in Biology, Science or related major may be considered in lieu of experience.

JOIN OUR TEAM TODAY! Emory Healthcare (EHC), part of Emory University (EUV), is the most comprehensive academic health system in Georgia and the first and only in Georgia with a Magnet® designated ambulatory practice. We are made up of 11 hospitals-4 Magnet® designated, the Emory Clinic, and more than 425 provider locations. The Emory Healthcare Network, established in 2011, is the largest clinically integrated network in Georgia, with more than 3,450 physicians concentrating in 70 different subspecialties.

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Supporting a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture. Emory Healthcare (EHC) is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and/or veteran's status. EHC does not discriminate on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. EHC respects, values, and celebrates the unique perspectives and backgrounds of all individuals. EHC aspires to create an environment of collaboration and true belonging for all our patients and team members. Emory Healthcare (EHC) is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

ACCOMODATIONS: EHC will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.”

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.

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.

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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 Full-Time

Job Number 132615

Job Category Laboratory

Schedule 11a-7:30p

Standard Hours 40 Hours

Hourly Minimum USD $16.70/Hr.

Hourly Midpoint USD $23.46/Hr.

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.