Frontline National
Published
October 25, 2021
Location
Hoosick Falls, New York
Category
Careers  
Job Type

Description

Frontline National is seeking qualified individuals to work as Phlebotomists to support RTI International in implementing a research project in Hoosick Falls, New York. Please apply online or call our office directly at 513-528-7823 to learn more about this great opportunity!

For the study, recruited research participants will be scheduled for appointments at a local study office in Hoosick Falls, New York. At the office, participants will meet with a Phlebotomist who will collect measurements such as height, weight, waist circumference, and blood pressure, and a blood sample. Participants will also complete a survey about their health, and minor participants will complete a neuro-behavioral assessment. Study office staff will also receive participant urine samples, process blood samples into serum aliquots, and ship the blood, serum, and urine samples to off-site labs for analysis.  The team will be overseen by an on-site office manager or team lead.

Daily responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • 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 Informed Consent Forms.
  • Collecting and documenting anthropometric measurements and blood pressure accurately.
  • Performing venipuncture and/or capillary specimens from study participants according to established protocols, maintaining aseptic techniques.
  • Performing proper and accurate sample management, including collection, identification, transport, and processing of participants’ biological 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.
  • Receiving, processing, and temporarily storing biospecimens in freezers and refrigerators.
  • Preparing shipments and shipping biospecimen samples according to study protocols.
  • Tracking biological samples using biospecimen management software.
  • Maintaining inventory of biospecimen collection and storage materials.
  • Following laboratory safety rules and procedures.
  • Cleaning and sanitizing the laboratory, biospecimen processing equipment, and storage freezers and refrigerators.
  • Managing 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.
  • Other duties as required.

Education:

  • Successfully completed an accredited phlebotomy program

Experience:

  • One (1) year of phlebotomy experience preferred.
  • Pediatric experience preferred.
  • Basic laboratory and troubleshooting skills and trained in aseptic technique.
  • Effective communication skills through speech and listening and have fluency in English through reading, writing, and speaking.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Able to keep project information confidential.
  • 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.
  • Ability to comply with all study ethics practices.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Security:

  • Must be at least 18 years old at the time of employment.
  • National Background Investigation
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation to and from study office.

License/Certification and Training:

  • Certification by one or more of the following is preferred: American Certification Agency for Healthcare Professionals (ACA), American Medical Technologists (AMT), The National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT/MMCI), The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), American Medical Certification Association (AMCA), or National Healthcare Association (NHA).
  • Current certification in CPR and First Aid from an accredited institution required.
  • Attend and successfully complete up to 40 hours of project training.
  • Staff must also complete the requirements of an 8-hour research with human subjects training.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be provided as well as training regarding the proper use and disposal of PPE per Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines.
  • Hazards: Potential exposure to blood-borne pathogens.
  • As part of preventative measures to protect staff and participants, all staff are encouraged to get vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to beginning work.

Schedule:

  • Available to work, on average, three to five 5-hour shifts per week from approximately October 2021 through March 2022. 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 Office Manager will coordinate shift schedules.
  • Availability for entire training and data collection period.
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