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Clinical Investigation Technician (Phlebotomy)

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Allied Health
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CTRC Lab 147901
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135971 Requisition #
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Position Title: Clinical Invest Technician


Shift: 3pm - 11:30pm


The CTRC Laboratory is housed within the CTRC unit to provide sample collection, processing, storage, and shipping to conduct pharmacology studies. Clinical investigation technicians collect and process blood and urine specimens for clinical trials. 


Summary

 

The primary purpose of the Clinical Investigation Technician position is to collect specimens ordered for patients and deliver them to the laboratory for processing.  Impacts the quality and timeliness of specimen review.

 


Key Functions

1.   Specimen collection and processing

  • Collect and store the patient samples for analysis in the laboratory.
  • Accurately label all samples.
  • Enter sample data into database in accordance with prescribed procedures.
  • Process samples according to protocol requirements (e.g., centrifuge to obtain plasma or serum).
  • Label, pipette, and transfer to appropriate containers and store at specified temperature.

 

2.   Recordkeeping.

-     Maintain accurate daily log of all samples collected and serve as contact for status of samples collected from patients on given protocols.

  • Record shipments to sponsor pharmaceutical companies.

-     Serve as an information source of sample status for collaborators and sponsors.

-     Collect and organizes information for project reports.

 

  • Research-related activities
  • Perform EKGs for protocol patients, as assigned.
  • Attend clinical protocol start-up meetings with sponsor company representatives and institutional clinical personnel to assure that sample collection procedures and forms are fully understood.
  • Package samples so that they arrive at destination in a suitable condition.
  • Arrange shipment of sample boxes with a suitable air freight carrier and contact collaborators or sponsor personnel to coordinate shipments and verify receipt of samples.
  • Handle dry ice.

 

  • Supply inventory and lab maintenance
    • Maintain adequate stock of general and phlebotomy supplies.

-     Know the procedure for obtaining repair or maintenance for lab equipment.

-     Prepare stock solutions.

  • Perform routine laboratory jobs (glassware washing, contact hazardous waste collection services, package medical waste in biohazard bags, etc.).
  • Learn to operate laboratory equipment and apparatus and perform routine operator maintenance.
  • Maintain alertness and careful attention to avoid injury to self and others due to chemicals and hazardous materials in the laboratory.

 

  • Other duties as assigned. 
    • Pathology
    • Biopsies

 

Education Required: High school diploma or equivalent. 

Experience Required: Three years of phlebotomy experience. Additional education may substitute for up to two years of the required experience on a one to one basis. 

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

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