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Job Description

Requisition #:  17422     
Name of Location:   Egleston
Work Schedule:  Day
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Work Days:  Monday - Friday 

JOB SUMMARY

Performs clinical laboratory procedures that require a high degree of independence, sometimes in offsite locations, and ability to multitask for clinical research patients treated at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Performs quality assurance/quality control procedures, acquires audit data, troubleshoots equipment deviations, and liaises with clinical research and clinical laboratory staff. Assists in research protocol implementation and implementation of research specimens into a separate laboratory information management system for collaborative group-sponsored research and for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta sponsored research. Complies with all rules and regulations required by law as set forth in laboratory policy and procedure manuals. May perform independently at multiple hospital locations within the system. Actively promotes a lean work culture by performing team member duties to encourage consistent use of lean principles and processes, including continually seeking work process improvements. Recognizes necessity of taking ownership of one’s own motivation, morale, performance, and professional development. Strives for behavior consistent with being committed to the lab’s and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta's mission, goals, and values.
 

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science degree in a biomedical field 

CERTIFICATION SUMMARY

  • No professional certifications required

EXPERIENCE*

  • 2 years of experience in laboratory research or degree in Biology, Cell Biology, or Biochemistry

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*

  • Focus in cell biology or biochemistry
  • Proficient in sterile technique
  • Knowledge of grant implementation

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*

  • Excellent communication, organization, and interpersonal skills
  • Working knowledge of computer-based software, e.g., Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Knowledge of laboratory standard operating procedures
  • Must be able to work independently, occasionally at offsite locations, and make decisions affecting research specimen processing within limitations of standard operating procedures
  • Must be able to multitask with multiple investigators on multiple studies
  • Occasional travel between system hospitals
  • Occasional short-term weekend or nighttime work
  • Strives for adult-adult relationships with colleagues, subordinates, and superiors

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*

Competency

  1. Develops and maintains competency in laboratory research procedures.
  2. Assists in development of new procedures and associated documentation.

 

Clinical Research

  1. Performs research laboratory specimen processing and shipment according to protocol requirements and in compliance with federal standards.
  2. Liaises with clinical research staff for workflow patterns and sample acquisition.
  3. Assists in protocol implementation.
  4. Performs specimen acquisition and processing independently for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta researchers.
  5. Assists in lab information management system input and validation for collaborative group sponsored research and systemwide lab information management system implementation.
  6. Designs and updates project laboratory data forms.

 

Quality Control

  1. Assists in performance of monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual quality assurance/quality control procedures.
  2. Performs daily/weekly quality control when present.
  3. Troubleshoots equipment deviations.
  4. Assists in acquisition of audit data.

SYSTEM RESPONSIBILITIES*

Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.

 

Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS*

Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance

Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.

Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Sitting - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)

Standing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Walking - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

WORKING CONDITIONS*

Definite potential for exposure to blood and body fluids

 

 

Location Address:  1405 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA  30322
Function:  Allied Health - Laboratory Services

 

Overview:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent dedicated to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 27 neighborhood locations and a total of 622 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been ranked on Fortune magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” for twelve consecutive years and named one of the “100 Best Companies” by Working Mother magazine. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values. We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of being Dedicated to All Better and impact the lives of hundreds of thousands of patients and their families each year.

About Children'S Healthcare Of Atlanta

The center is designed to provide the necessary infrastructure for investigators conducting pediatric clinical research to improve the quality of care and develop better treatments for Georgia's pediatric population. The center's facilities include: A four-bed inpatient research unit A four-bed outpatient research unit A core research lab Research pharmacy services Led by Howard Katzenstein, M.D., Medical Director of the Children's Research Center/Associate Professor of Pediatrics for the Emory School of Medicine and Christine Spainhour, R.N., R.R.T., C.C.R.C., Clinical Research Unit Manager, the Children's Pediatric Research Center strives to become a leading pediatric clinical research facility. The Children's Pediatric Research Center is a new clinical interaction research site of the Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute (ACTSI). The ACTSI is a multi-institutional partnership led by Emory University. To effectively translate scientific discoveries into the clinical setting, ACTSI was collaboratively developed through a grant award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by Emory University, Morehouse School of Medicine and Georgia Institute of Technology.

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