Job Description

Payroll Title:
CERT PHLEBOTOMY TCHN 1
Department:
MEDICINE/Infectious Diseases
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Worksite:
Hillcrest
Appointment Type:
Career
Appointment Percent:
100%
Union:
EX Contract
Total Openings:
1
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday-Friday

As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#116309 (CPT) Certified Phlebotomist

Extended Review Date: Wed 8/24/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 05/25/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 06/06/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This posting has been slightly modified. 

DESCRIPTION

Under direct and constant supervision, perform phlebotomy to collect blood samples from adult participants in the field in the San Diego County area for research projects focusing on risks for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis C (HCV) and SARS COVID -19. Follow protocol for a number of research studies with different blood collection and processing requirement. Maintain collection records; label and log samples. Transfer blood using pipette; process samples using a centrifuge and aliquot. Prepare samples for storage, shipment and transport to UCSD Laboratories and various reference labs. Help monitor and maintain the inventory of necessary supplies. Maintain high standards of laboratory hygiene and practice universal precautions in handling human blood summaries. In all study related activities, the candidate will ensure: a) completeness and integrity of data and laboratory collections during and after each participant visit; b) that confidentiality is strictly maintained;

Under direct and constant supervision, perform phlebotomy to collect blood samples from adult participants. Maintain collection records; label and log samples. Transfer blood using pipette; process samples using centrifuge and hematocrit; classify samples. Prepare samples for storage and shipment and transport them to UCSD Laboratories. Help monitor and maintain the inventory of necessary supplies. Maintain high standards of laboratory hygiene and practice universal precautions in handling human blood.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Theoretical knowledge as typically acquired by a Bachelor's degree in public health, psychology or similar field.

  • 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).

  • Most possess a valid California driver's license and good driving record.

  • Knowledge of how to safely and effectively store and transport biological specimen to various locations/laboratories. Knowledge of (and high standards of) laboratory hygiene, biohazard handling, and universal precautions.

  • Ability to work one-on-one comfortably and respectfully with active drug users.

  • Experience working independently and meeting deadlines with minimal supervision.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Knowledge of harm reduction principles and practices.

  • Experience conducting working in collaboration with community based organizations.

  • Ability to comply with confidentiality and human subjects requirements in the context of medical/public health research.

  • Ability to work effectively and productively as part of an academic research team.

  • Strives at all times to present a positive attitude and pleasant, professional demeanor.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bilingual skills fluently in Spanish/English verbally and written.

  • Experience with centrifugation and aliquoting.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
  • Must be willing to work various times and locations based on business needs.
  • Must be comfortable working with patients with infectious diseases such as Coronavirus Disease (COVID), HIV, Tuberculosis (TB), and HCV.
  • Hours will vary. Must be able to work weekends, holidays and other shifts after 5:00pm.
  • Must be willing to transport bio hazardous samples using personal vehicle.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health Sciences is comprised of our School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, and our Student Health and Well-Being Department. We have long been at the forefront of translational - or "bench-to-bedside" - research, transforming patient care through discovery and innovation leading to new drugs and technologies. Translational research is carried out every day in the hundreds of clinical trials of promising new therapies offered through UC San Diego Health, and in the drive of our researchers and clinician-scientists who are committed to having a significant impact on patient care. We invite you to join our team!

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UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit smokefree.ucsd.edu for more information.

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