HLA Technologist

Emory Univ Hospital
Campus Location
Atlanta, GA, 30322
Campus Location
Job Type
Regular Part-Time
Job Number
Job Category
Standard Hours
20 Hours
Hourly Minimum
USD $30.73/Hr.
Hourly Midpoint
USD $41.49/Hr.


Emory Medical Laboratory's mission is to TRANSFORM HEALTH AND HEALING by providing high quality, cost-effective, innovative laboratory services which enhance patient health. Emory Medical Laboratory supports the EMORY HEALTHCARE missions of clinical care, education, and research by demonstrating the core values of:

  • EXCELLENCE: in technology and consultative services,
  • CARING: by staff and faculty for those we serve, and
  • INTEGRITY: in our interactions with customers, colleagues, and ourselves.


Shift: Part-Time, 1pm - 9:30pm, Monday, Wednesday & Friday 


Emory Medical Laboratory's mission is to transform health and healing by providing high quality, cost-effective, innovative laboratory services which enhance patient health. We're seeking an HLA Technologist II who will have the opportunity to work in one of the best ASHI-Accredited HLA Labs in the country with world-renown Medical Directors as part of a leading teaching hospital. This role will provide exposure to complex situations and will require analytical and problem-solving skills. This individual:


  • Functions as a technical resource, performing complex assays and providing training and mentoring to other HLA staff.
  • Performs standardized and high-complexity histocompatibility testing on various types of clinical samples.
  • May perform tests in one scientific discipline or perform selected tests in multiple disciplines (crosstrain DNA/serology).
    • Tests may include: HLA antibody screen and identification, crossmatching, typing, and engraftment monitoring.
  • Contribute to sample processing, test preparation, testing results, and generate reports.
  • Serve as a technical resource for lower level technologist.
  • Evaluates the validity of test results according to transplant program needs and confirms results by alternative methods.
  • Uses knowledge of various complex laboratory techniques and procedures to generate quantitative and qualitative observations and initiate problem solving processes if indicated.
  • Must be able to take on-call assignments for nights, holidays, and weekends on a rotating basis.
  • Other duties may also be assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelor's degree in medical technology or a chemical, physical or biological science.
  • Other bachelor's degree will be accepted if graduated from an accredited school of medical technology or if science and math coursework meet requirement of certifying agency.
  • Bachelor's degree may be waived for a medical technologist who was ASCP certified in the years prior to the bachelor's degree requirement by ASCP and a HEW/HHS technologist certified by Health and Human Services.
  • Two years of medical technology or HLA experience (Medical Laboratory Technician experience is pro-rated).
  • Certification by one of the following accreditation agencies: MT (ASCP), MLS(ASCP) or categorical, MT(NCA), MT(AMT), MT(HHS or HEW), CHT(ABHI), CHS(ABHI).


JOIN OUR TEAM TODAY! Emory Healthcare (EHC), part of Emory University (EUV), is the most comprehensive academic health system in Georgia and the first and only in Georgia with a Magnet® designated ambulatory practice. We are made up of 11 hospitals-4 Magnet® designated, the Emory Clinic, and more than 425 provider locations. The Emory Healthcare Network, established in 2011, is the largest clinically integrated network in Georgia, with more than 3,450 physicians concentrating in 70 different subspecialties. 

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 reasonable accommodations 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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