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This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Psychiatry. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Functions as a Phlebotomist for the Cruchaga Lab. This position requires expertise in blood drawing procedures in an outpatient clinical environment at one offsite clinic two days per week and one on-campus site one day per week. Processes and freezes collected samples and transports samples to the lab. Completes peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) extraction from blood samples in a wet lab environment days per week
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Reviews research consent form with participant and obtains written consent for voluntary participation.
Performs phlebotomy procedure. Identifies patient, gathers necessary supplies, verifies tubes/labels, communicates with patient by describing steps of the procedure, cleans venipuncture site, utilizes personal protective equipment, obtains blood samples in a manner intended to limit patient discomfort and documents procedures according to the protocol.
Processes blood samples at the time of collection and stores in a freezer or on dry ice until time to transport samples to the lab.
Prepares and maintains sample collection stations by monitoring and stocking medical supplies. Advises supervisor immediately regarding the malfunction of equipment or supply shortages. Assures efficient and effective functioning of the area by maintaining cleanliness and order.
Completes all necessary paperwork/documentation according to protocol; obtains consent and interviews study subjects.
Transports processed samples collected from the offsite clinics to the lab – two days per week, will need to use personal car and follow EHS guidelines for transport of samples to lab (sample collection and delivery will require walking outside).
Processes samples in the lab (two days per week) using density gradient centrifugation and excellent pipetting skills according to the PBMC Isolation protocol.
Assists with other duties as assigned by supervisor.
High school diploma or equivalent high school certification.
Completion of an educational program in phlebotomy or medical assistance.
Two years of work experience preforming phlebotomy procedures.
Basic wet lab skills, or the desire to learn wet lab skills.
The hiring range for this position is $13.80 - $15.99 per hour.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
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