Job description: A successful applicant will provide phlebotomy services for studies funded through SeroNet, a NIH funded study evaluating antibody response to COVID-19 infection and other studies in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology. In addition to blood draw, applicant will be asked to assist with recording patient responses on paper forms /study surveys. Applicant will need to work as a team player by coordinating study activities with other team members (PIs, study coordinator etc.). The applicant will primarily work independently and as part of the larger research team with day to day activities; and report to Dr. Thyagarajan.
TYPICAL TASKS (These examples do not include all possible tasks in this work and do not limit the assignment of related tasks in any position of this class.)
Responsibilities 80% Blood Draw: • Prepare subject before drawing blood • Explain blood draw procedures to subject and answering any questions about the process • Follow all health and safety protocols and procedures to maintain sanitary work areas • Gather medical testing materials, including needles, sample vials, blood storage bags and test tubes • Verify subject’s information and labeling blood samples properly • Accurately update subject’s information in the organization's database • Help nervous or frightened subjects remain calm during blood draws
20% Study Support: • Schedule and instruct subjects about testing procedures • Answer patient and physician questions concerning testing procedures • Maintain procedure updates • Record subject responses on paper forms /study surveys • Promote a safe, equitable, and respectful environment in which concerns can be addressed effectively.
Comp Range: $16.16 – 22.26
The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including: · Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave · Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans · Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts · Disability and employer paid life insurance · Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums · Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition · Student loan forgiveness opportunity · Opportunities for growth and promotion · Employee Assistance Program
For more information regarding benefits: https://humanresources.umn.edu/sites/humanresources.umn.edu/files/2020_tcd-cslr-75100-ben-0105-7_cs_final.pdf
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials. Required Qualifications: • High School diploma/GED. Post high school science coursework and/or experience related to the job totaling four years in combination. • One year phlebotomy experience from patients in an outpatient/inpatient setting OR have a certificate for a licensed phlebotomist from community college • Demonstrated commitment to promoting a culture that respects and advances diversity and inclusion. • Detail-oriented and committed to ensuring patient confidentiality • Strong attention to detail • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written • Team player
Preferred Qualifications: • Computer skills • Experience working with individuals from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds • Previous experience in Clinical Laboratory Quality assurance and compliance
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.