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5 May 2021

Full-Time Newborn Screening Technologist

Georgia Department of Public Health – Posted by DPHRecruiting Anywhere

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Connect passion with purpose. The Georgia Department of Public Health is the lead agency entrusted by the people of Georgia to proudly protect lives and promote healthy lifestyles in diverse communities statewide. We are committed to the health of the entire population as our work impacts past, present and future generations.

What we offer. Enjoy a generous benefits package that includes a flexible work schedule, unique training opportunities, engaging worksite wellness events, wellness breaks, lactation rooms, employee retirement plan, deferred compensation, 12 paid holidays, vacation & sick leave, dental, vision, long term care, and life insurance; in addition to telework opportunities depending upon the position.

Make your mark in public service. As an accredited public health department, we’re seeking a highly qualified candidate for the position of Newborn Screening Technologist to join the Division of Health Protection, Public Health Laboratory located in Decatur, GA. Won’t you join us?

Under general supervision, performs a wide range of laboratory tests defined as high complexity by the 1988 Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) in order to obtain data for use in medical diagnosis and treatment. Analyzes specimens, interprets and records testing results, and reports findings to designated personnel. Repeats tests as necessary to ensure accuracy and consistency of results.

Job Responsibilities

  • Analyzes newborn screening dried blood spot specimens for various genetic and metabolic conditions, including cystic fibrosis (CF), severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) and spinal muscular atrophy.
  • Requires training in molecular assays, including PCR.  May be trained in other assays used in the Newborn Screening Unit, including immunoassays, molecular assays, and tandem mass spectrometry (MSMS).
  • Performs quality assurance duties in accordance with procedures in the Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC) Manuals, as specified by state and federal licensure laws.
  • Participates in special project assignments, such as the evaluation and validation of assays for new disorders or second-tier screening.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related science area from an accredited college or university AND Two years of experience in a clinical laboratory AND Certification as a medical technologist, MT (ASCP) or equivalent.


Bachelor’s degree in a related science area from an accredited college or university AND Two years of experience in a clinical laboratory AND Eligible to take the MT level exam through either ASCP (American Society for Clinical Pathology), AMT (American Medical Technologists), or AAB (American Association of Bioanalysts) exam. In order to be legally recognized as a 5b1 MT in the state of Georgia, a medical technologist certification must be obtained.

*Academic transcripts are required* Please upload a copy of all relevant transcripts to this application.


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