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Medical Lab Technologist - PRN

Department: Laboratory
Location: Atlanta, GA

PRN - Weekends 

Shepherd Center is in the top 100 Great Places to Work in Atlanta as determined by the Atlanta Business Chronical! 

We have a compassionate and fun culture and seek employees who want the same for patients and their families, caregivers, and co-workers. 

Shepherd teams are self-motivated and directed, learn and apply knowledge quickly; are proficient and timely in organizing and completing multiple tasks and projects; have effective and appropriate communication skills in all interactions; and consistently demonstrate proficiency in their area(s) of expertise.

Please tell us about yourself by completing an application to join us at this great place to work!

Here’s how this role performs at Shepherd: 

In this multifaceted position, your team will depend on you to perform analytical procedures that regularly require a professional level of knowledge to execute, interpret or analyze, especially those results that are abnormal or atypical. You will engage in testing in all areas of the laboratory that include Chemistry, Hematology, Coagulation, and Urinalysis, and perform Proficiency Testing in all areas.

You'll also have other responsibilities, including maintenance and troubleshooting on all equipment and instrumentation; maintaining appropriate levels of supplies in all testing areas; communicating clearly to customers, other departments and fellow laboratory employees in all aspects of laboratory functions; and processing specimens and reporting results using appropriate tools and procedures in order to provide timely and accurate test results.

Your positive attitude and motivation will help us create the best patient experience and drive progress here at Shepherd Center.

Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology from an accredited college or university; or successful completion of three years of academic study (minimum of 135 quarter hours or equivalent) in an accredited college or university and the successful completion of a course of training of at least 12 months in a school of medical technology accredited by an agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education; or successful completion in an accredited college or university of a course of study which meets all academic requirements for a bachelor's degree in one of the chemical, physical, or biological sciences, and have at least one year of pertinent laboratory experience or training accepted by the Georgia Department of Community Health.

You must also have at least 1 year of relevant hospital based laboratory experience.

Additionally, as a Technologist (Clinical Laboratory Scientist), you must have successfully completed a certification examination from the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), the American Medical Technologists (AMT), the National Credentialing Agency for Laboratory Personnel (NCA), the American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB) or another agency approved by the Georgia Department of Community Health.

Technical knowledge required includes competence in the physical, chemical, microbiological and morphologic examination of human blood and body fluids such as would be tested in a hospital based laboratory. You must also be able to perform procedures using analyzers commonly found in clinical laboratories, as well as demonstrated competence in quality control, quality assurance and troubleshooting of assays and analyzers. Finally, you must recognize sources of error in testing performed on human specimens, to include specimen collecton, processing, preservation, transport and storage. Phlebotomy experience is desirable, but not a requirement. 

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