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Cellular Therapies Lab Specialist - Egleston

Work Schedule/Days:  Day / Monday - Friday
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Location:  Egleston 
Requisition #:  35205

 

JOB SUMMARY

Performs complex clinical laboratory procedures that require a high degree of independence and decision making for patients undergoing bone marrow/peripheral blood stem cell/umbilical cord blood transplantation. Performs quality assurance/quality control procedures, assists in acquisition of audit data, troubleshoots equipment deviations, liaises with blood and marrow transplant and clinical laboratory staff, and assists in clinical and research protocol implementation. Requires flexible work hours to conform to infrequent schedule, lengthy laboratory procedures, or delay in receipt of a product for processing until beyond normal working  hours. Complies with all Food and Drug Administration rules and regulations for hematopoietic progenitor cell processing laboratories as part of good tissue practices as set forth in laboratory policy and procedure manuals.

EDUCATION
  • Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology or related scientific or biomedical field
CERTIFICATION SUMMARY
  • No professional certifications required
EXPERIENCE*
  • 5 years of experience in a laboratory or blood bank or 5 years of experience in medical laboratory research involving tissue culture or 2 years of experience in stem cell processing (preference given to individuals who have experience in either blood banking or stem cell processing)
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*
  • Proficient in sterile technique
  • Knowledge of hematopoietic progenitor cell processing
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*
  • Excellent communication, organization, and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of computer-based software, e.g., Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Knowledge of clinical laboratory standard operating procedures
  • Able to work independently make decisions affecting transplant products within limitations of standard operating procedures
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*
  1. Completes training manual indicating documented competency in all laboratory procedures within 6 months of employment.
  2. Performs monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual quality assurance/quality control (and daily/weekly quality control when present).
  3. Liaises with blood bank regarding transplant workflow patterns and pre-transplant sample acquisition.
  4. Troubleshoot equipment deviations and laboratory test results discrepancies.
  5. Maintains current inventory of supplies, including liquid nitrogen.
  6. Assists blood and marrow transplant administrative staff with research laboratory specimen processing for shipment.
  7. Coordinates receipt and dissemination of unrelated transplant samples and  products with blood and marrow transplant staff.
  8. Participates in weekly division intake blood and marrow transplant patient meeting.
  9. Assists in acquisition of audit data.
  10. Assists in clinical and research protocol implementation.
  11. Performs other programmatic duties and development as appropriate.
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 - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more 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

 

About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed 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 638 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 70 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 fourteen 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 making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

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


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