This position is a limited position with the possibility of extension/career conversion.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 04/28/2021. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
This posting will remain open until filled.
The Department of Medicine is responsible for fulfilling the teaching, research, and clinical missions of the University of California, San Diego and employs 500+ full-time salaried faculty members and 150+ academic appointees. Staff personnel includes 800+ staff in 9 bargaining units, students, and volunteers. There are over 250 clinical faculties practicing at multiple sites and hospitals. Professional fee billings for the department exceed $50 million with collections of over $19 million per year. The total annual budget is approximately $200 million, which includes contract and grant revenues, clinical practice and medical center funds, and other state and private endowment funds.
Under supervision, the Phlebotomist will perform standard blood-drawing procedures such as the collection, storage and accurate labeling of study participants' blood samples. Phlebotomy and testing will be carried out both in the laboratory and in the field. Sample collection tasks will include drawing the participants' blood, processing samples through centrifugation and pipetting, labeling each specimen correctly, as well as safely transporting and storing blood samples. The Phlebotomist will follow standard infection control procedures and safety policies and take universal precautionary measures. The Phlebotomist will also measure blood pressure with a standard cuff and record results.
Additional responsibilities include scheduling and confirming visits, driving to participants' home locations to draw blood samples, conducting interim phone assessments and securely transporting blood samples and other laboratory materials (i.e., study smartphone) back to the laboratory. Phlebotomist will also be responsible for maintaining accurate visit records and for data entry regarding samples collected. The incumbent will assist in data entry, maintenance of the database and assorted research-related laboratory and administrative tasks as needed. Perform other miscellaneous duties and responsibilities as required. Training in the responsible conduct of human research will be a requirement for working on this study.
Must be a Certified Phlebotomy Technician I (CPT I) by the State of California.
Must possess CPR/BLS Healthcare Provider (recognized by AHA or equivalent).
Phlebotomy training, certification, and experience, with ability to perform venipuncture/phlebotomy on patients with difficult venous accessibility.
Thorough knowledge of harm reduction principles and practices.
Demonstrated experience conducting working in collaboration with community-based organizations.
Knowledge of how to safely and effectively store and transport the biological specimens to various locations/laboratories. Knowledge of (and high standards of) laboratory hygiene, biohazard handling, and universal precautions.
Experience working independently and meeting deadlines with minimal supervision. Ability to work effectively and productively as part of an academic research team.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Strives at all times to present a positive attitude and pleasant, professional demeanor.
Ability to maintain sanitary secure work area and comply with institutional, State and Federal guidelines.
Ability to comply with confidentiality and human subjects requirements in the context of medical/public health research.
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality in relation to subjects recruited or enrolled in the study in accordance with institutional and State guidelines. Training in the responsible conduct of human research.
Bilingual skills fluently in Spanish/English verbally and written.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
Must have a valid CA driver's license and acceptable driving record. Must be willing to drive it to both the laboratory and participants' homes.
This position is based in El Centro, CA.
Must be willing to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends.
UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 8 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom - life is their laboratory. UC San Diego's rich academic portfolio includes six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools. The university's award-winning scholars are experts at the forefront of their fields with an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs.