Principle contribution is performing duties related to participant care specifically phlebotomy. Following strict NIH-defined protocols, performing blood draws and processing of blood and urine samples, collects biometrics data and for packaging and shipping biological samples to an outside lab. Also, introduce patients at the UCM to the research study, answering questions pertaining to participation and consent, as well as assessing study eligibility.
This at-will position is wholly or partially funded by extramural funds (e.g., grant, gift, endowment) which are renewed under provisions set by the grantor. Employment will be contingent upon the continued receipt of these extramural funds and satisfactory job performance. If this position is eliminated due to the discontinuation of extramural funding a minimum of one pay period's written notice will be given (2 weeks), or pay in-lieu of notice.
Perform duties that include introducing patients at the UCM and potentially in the community (on a mobile unit) to the research study, answering questions pertaining to participation and consent, as well as assessing study eligibility.
Once an interested individual becomes a participant through the formal enrollment process, the incumbent will assist in administering questionnaires, perform the standardized physical evaluation, and facilitate the collection of biospecimens which includes performing blood draws and processing of blood and urine samples.
Responsible for accurate recording of exam data and handling of biological samples prior to shipment to an outside lab.
Complete all activities by strictly following Good Clinical Practices (GCP) & all relevant current local, state, & federal laws, regulations, guidance, policy & procedure developed by the UChicago Institutional Review Board (IRB), Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), & the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH).
Participate in study meetings and community engagement/enrollment activities.
Maintain detailed records of results which may include collecting, extracting & entering data; &/or preparing basic charts & graphs.
Responsible for other duties such as setting up and cleaning the exam rooms before and after the visits, restocking biosample collection kits, entering data as needed, performing data and equipment quality control checks, etc.
Ability to interact and communicate with clarity, tact, and courtesy with patrons, patients, staff, faculty, students, and others.
Ability to communicate with tact and diplomacy.
Strong organizational skills.
Strong communication skills (verbal and written).
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Strong data management skills and attention to detail.
Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Adobe Acrobat.
Ability to read and understand complex documents (e.g., clinical trials).
Ability to handle competing demands with diplomacy and enthusiasm.
Ability to absorb large amounts of information quickly.
Adaptability to changing working situations and work assignments.
Knowledge of patient evaluation and triage procedures and the ability to monitor clinical research patients from many disciplines.
Knowledge of medical terminology / environment. Understanding of the IRB submission and review process and when and how to apply for IRB review.
Understanding of the federal research regulations and the ability to identify the federal research organizations' role in regulating human research participation.
Education, and Experience:
Current Phlebotomy certificate required.
Bachelor's degree in Epidemiology, Public Health or closely related field.
Phlebotomy experience working in a clinical setting.
One-year relevant research or lab experience.
Three yearsâ™ relevant research or lab experience.
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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