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Laboratory Assistant - PRN

Work Schedule/Days:  Day / Variable
Employment Type:  PRN
Location:  Scottish Rite 
Requisition #:  91889



Assists clinical laboratory personnel in performance of responsibilities and works effectively with others to meet patient needs. 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. Proactively supports efforts that ensure delivery of safe patient care and services and promote a safe environment at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.


  • High school diploma or equivalent


  • No professional certifications required


  • No minimum experience required


  • Demonstrated ability to hold self and others accountable
  • Critical thinking skills that lead to desired outcomes
  • Associate's or Bachelor's degree in an applied science (biology, chemistry, etc.)


  • Strives for adult-adult relationships with colleagues, subordinates, and superiors


  1. Performs duties appropriate for Laboratory Assistant.
    1. Properly handles and processes specimens according to written procedures.
    2. Accurately prepares send-out requisitions and samples for referral testing
    3. Enter orders and receives all specimens in Laboratory Information System (LIS)
    4. Performs quality assurance by monitoring pending logs, OL monitor for timed and STAT specimens, HRP and the LIS error logs. Utilizes shift to shift communication log. Document orders errors and specimen integrity issues.
    5. Performs other duties as required by the department.
    6. Provide assistance with the management of stocking and inventorying supplies.
  2. Maintains professional skills and competency to do assigned tasks.
  3. Demonstrates familiarity with and follows hospital and departmental policies and procedures, including those pertaining to safety and compliance.
  4. Uses critical thinking principles in making decisions that lead to desired outcomes.
  5. Actively promotes a Lean culture by performing duties to promote an understanding and consistent use of Lean principals and processes. Using an awareness of how the work performed is valued by the customer, perform duties, make decisions, take actions and continually strive to improve work processes.


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.


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 - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Standing - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Walking - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)


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, 20 neighborhood locations and a total of 673 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 recognized as a Fortune 100 Best Place to Work, a Best Place for Working Mothers, and as a top employer for diversity and millennials.  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:  1001 Johnson Ferry Road NE, Atlanta, GA  30342
Function:  Allied Health - Laboratory Services

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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