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Clinical Research Center, Medical Assistant
The Clinical Research Center Medical Assistant works as part of a multi-disciplinary team performing clinical and laboratory procedures for research protocols in a dedicated clinical trials unit at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. This position requires daily interaction with study participants, physician-investigators, and other research personnel.
The MA works under the supervision of the units APP Facility Manager and uses judgment in determining the needs of research staff and study participants, and performs routine protocol activities, such as blood draws, blood pressure, heart rate, temperature, and other common measures, within the framework of the units policies and procedures and protocol requirements. The incumbent will also assist with the coordination of the units administrative and operational tasks. This work may include serving as the units front office liaison and coordinating study participants, study staff, IDS pharmacy, couriers, processing labs, and Center facilities. The MA works responsibly, accurately and independently under the supervision of the clinical trial units management and perform multiple tasks with high level of attention to detail.
Responsible for updating database with participant information and services and tracking study identification
Perform in accordance with research protocols delegated functions and procedures which are at an MA level. This may include such procedures as blood pressure, heart rate, temperature, serial blood draws, and other common measurements. Assessment of values within normal range and reporting abnormalities to supervisor.
Confirms appointment time requirements, procedures required by each participant and visit, and clinic staffing during that time
Collect and process blood, urine, and biopsy specimens according to specific research protocol, OSHA and Fred Hutch requirements and regulations. Process and store specimens in designated locations accurately
Understand and conduct sterile technique protocols when required.
Assist MD investigators and staff APP in biopsy procedures and other procedures such as port access blood draws
Package specimens for shipment according to Fred Hutch protocols including contact with the receiving lab and documenting confirmation of receipt
Coordinate time-sensitive processes with courier, processing labs and pharmacy ensuring appropriate handling procedures are followed and documented according to study protocol and the units SOPs
Create sample collection forms and labels according to study needs
Assemble blood and sample collection supplies and processing setups and maintain study inventories
Maintain, track, and order laboratory and clinic room supplies.
Manage the check-in procedure for all participant visits and study staff performing protocol activities in the clinical trial unit
A minimum of two years MA experience required (Perferredcertification in phlebotomy)
CPR and ACLS certified
Intermediate computer skills in Word and Excel required
Must have excellent communication skills and bedside manner
Must be able to multi-task quickly, but still maintain a high level of accuracy and precision. Attention to detail is required
Ability to multi-task and work under pressure with changing priorities
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We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our HR Operations at HRops@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.
At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.