Frontline National is currently seeking Phlebotomists for opportunities in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Please call our office directly at 513-528-7823 to learn more about this great opportunity!
Frontline National is seeking qualified Phlebotomists to support RTI International in implementing a research project led by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).
Study team members will collect data at a Study Office as part of the Michigan PFAS Exposure and Health Study (MIPEHS) from approximately December 2020 to Aug 2021. The purpose of this study is to understand Michiganders exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and how PFAS relates to certain health conditions in humans. For the study, recruited research participants will be scheduled for appointments at a local study office in Kalamazoo, MI. At the office, participants will meet with a Phlebotomist who will collect measurements such as height, weight, waist circumference, and blood pressure, a blood sample. Participants will also meet with a Field Interviewer to complete a self-administered survey about their health. Phlebotomists will also prepare participant blood samples for processing and ship them to the study lab. The team will be overseen by an on-site office manager/field supervisor or team lead.
Daily responsibilities include:
- Using interpersonal and verbal communication skills to communicate effectively with study office leadership and participants.
- Verifying participant identities and looking up their Participant IDs in the project system to begin their study office activities.
- Collecting and documenting COVID-19 screening questions (when needed) and temperature accurately.
- Collecting confidential information and administer electronic Informed Consent Forms (or paper forms as needed).
- Collecting and documenting anthropometric measurements and blood pressure accurately.
- Performing venipuncture, capillary, and/or IV specimens from study subjects according to established protocols, maintaining aseptic techniques.
- Performing proper and accurate sample management, including collection, identification, transport, and processing of biological subject samples.
- Providing a clear explanation of study procedures to participants and their family.
- Reporting any subject complaints of adverse events.
- Completing data collection forms as required for the study in a timely manner.
- Entering information in computer databases for the study in a timely manner.
- Providing information on the data collected to appropriate members of the project team as directed.
- Receive, process, and temporarily store biospecimens in freezers and refrigerators.
- Prepare shipments and ship biospecimen samples according to study protocols.
- Track biological samples using biospecimen management software.
- Maintain inventory of biospecimen collection and storage materials.
- Follow laboratory safety rules and procedures.
- Clean and sanitize the laboratory, biospecimen processing equipment, and storage freezers and refrigerators.
- Manage medical and hazardous waste.
- Working comfortably on a study-provided computer or tablet.
- Following protocol and manual of procedures processes.
- Managing and operating equipment safely and correctly.
- Maintaining cleanliness of medical equipment used.
- Maintaining cleanliness of study office areas as assigned.
- Maintaining participant confidentiality.
- Complying with all COVID-19–related safety requirements.
- May be asked to assist with study office set-up prior to data collection launch.
- Potential for exposure to blood-borne pathogens.
- 1 year of phlebotomy experience preferred.
- Current certification in CPR and First Aid from an accredited institution.
- Pediatric experience preferred.
- Effective communication skills through speech and listening and have fluency in English through reading, writing, and speaking.
- Basic computer skills.
- Availability for entire training and data collection period.
- Able to successfully complete training.
- Able to keep project information confidential.
- Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation to and from the study office.
- Available to work, on average, three to five ~5-hour shifts per week from approximately December 2020 through Aug 2021. Study office hours will vary by month, but shifts will primarily start at 6:30 AM and end between 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM Monday through Saturday and 3:00 PM through 8:00 PM once or twice a month. The Study Office Field Supervisor will coordinate shift schedules.
- Basic laboratory and troubleshooting skills and trained in aseptic technique.
- Good attention to detail, excellent documentation skills, and ability to work well in a group environment.
- Ability to report to work on time as scheduled.
- Compliance with all study ethics practices.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to pass a background check.
- Clinical research experience preferred; not required.
- Attend and successfully complete approximately 40 hours of project training.
- Staff must also complete the requirements of a 8-hour CITI training.