Clinical Investigation Technician

Location
West Houston, Texas
Salary
Competitive
Posted
September 15 2020
Ref
135655
Discipline
Health Sciences
Organization Type
Healthcare/Hospital
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.

The hours for this position is 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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. Record keeping:

* 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

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