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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Specimen Processing Technician in Atlanta, Georgia

Overview

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.

Description

Primarily night shift / PRN

The primary responsibilities of the Specimen Processing Technician is to receive specimens and perform proper specimen registration and accessing in the computer; accurately label and process specimens for laboratory testing, ensuring preservation of the integrity of each sample prior to distributing; initiation of pathology resident intervention on unacceptable specimens, as needed; review test requisitions and specimen labels for accurate information and orders tests appropriately; follows up on all specimens with incomplete information or questionable test orders. Additionally, processes all emergency orders (STATS) within the required time frame; processes and prepares referral specimens for shipping to reference laboratories and verifies complete courier delivery. All while upholding the values of the organization, including providing and demonstrating exemplary customer service skills throughout the pre-analytical, analytical and post analytical processes.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • 2 years sample processing experience preferred.

  • Basic computer skills.

  • Medical terminology.

  • Cert preferred.

Additional Details

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 reasonableaccommodations 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.”

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 Support Services

Job Type PRN / Registry

Job Number 129425

Job Category Laboratory

Schedule Other

Standard Hours 4 Hours

Hourly Minimum USD $15.95/Hr.

Hourly Midpoint USD $19.94/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.

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