Under the supervision of the Laboratory Manager, the study courier will work with the study team and is responsible for the pick-up and delivery of critical and time sensitive study products, specimens and other necessary records from the research pharmacy and designated study labs to the study site or the mobile van/field; discretion is important. The courier is a reliable member of the study team with outstanding routing and directional skills and a passion for delivering medical items punctually.
The position is contingent upon availability of grant funding.
Take instructions from study staff to transport study products, specimens, and other necessary records or documents to/from the lab/pharmacy, to/from the study site or mobile van/field. (30%)
Make sure that all required documentation is in place with the study products and specimens transported. (15%)
Ensure that all specimens, study product or documents are properly secured in the transport bag or container and that the items and samples are transported properly per protocol. (20%)
Deliver and pick up items to the destination in a time-efficient manner and ensure its safety. (10%)
Perform all duties within HIPAA regulations. (5%)
Work flexible hours, as needed. (10%)
Work independently, exercise initiative, use discretion when handling confidential information. (5%)
Perform other duties as assigned.(5%)
High School diploma or equivalent and at least 6 months of professional experience
Meticulous attention to detail with the ability to multi-task.
Strong organizational, administrative and planning skills.
Ability to work under pressure and react effectively to urgent situations.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Ability to work unsupervised with emphasis on punctuality.
Passionate about healthcare efficiency.
Previous experience in research studies
Prior experience as a medical or lab courier
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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