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Research Assistant/Phlebotomist

Elligo Health Research

Austin, TX, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Research Sci/Assoc/Mgr
  • Industry: Healthcare
  • Post Date: 07/05/2024
  • Website: www.elligohealthresearch.com
  • Company Address: 11612 Bee Cave Rd, Austin, Texas, 78738, US

About Elligo Health Research

Elligo Health Research accelerates clinical trials through healthcare with access to over 150 million known patients and their HIPAA-compliant healthcare data, propriety technology, fully powered healthcare-first facilities, and supported research sites. Elligo’s Research Partner Services enable healthcare practices and research sites to seamlessly participate in clinical trials.

Job Description

The primary functions of the Phlebotomist Technician are specimen collection, specimen handling and transport, specimen processing-including clerical support and inventory monitoring. The Research Assistant duties play a key role in assisting in the conduct of clinical trial activities, in accordance with all applicable regulations governing the conduct of clinical trials. The Research Assistant works closely with study team members and will support other study team members in order to achieve study objectives and corporate goals.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Maintain a safe, clean working environment, including infection control requirements 
  • Perform specimen collections, includes venipuncture to pediatric and adult participants
  • Process specimens received in the laboratory. This task includes specimen transport, handling, sorting, requisition entry/accountability. 
  • Performing CLIA waived testing such as urine pregnancy testing, urine dip analysis, urine drug screen testing, alcohol testing, Rapid Antigen Testing
  • Maintain current GCP, HSP, IATA certification
  • Ensure specimen collection/processing/shipping are performed according to protocol
  • Complete study training and available for additional duties to support study conduct as needed, which may include: 
  • Assist with the screening, recruiting and enrollment of research subjects.
  • Assist in the informed consent process of research subjects
  • Collect patient/research participant history
  • Data entry and Management per Good Documentation Practice 
  • Coordinate follow-¬up care and laboratory procedures
  • Support the collection and review of required essential study documents and reports. Order supportive study supplies (e.g., contracts, IXRS, lab kits, non-¬ clinical supply materials, imaging and laboratory handling manuals, etc.)
  • Performing vitals, EKG, spirometry 
  • Coordinate protocol related research procedures, study visits, and follow-¬up care
  • Develop strong working relationships and maintain effective communication with study team members
  • Develop strong working relationships with the investigators and staff to build a foundation of trust and respect 
  • Adhere to an IRB approved protocol
  • Support the safety of research subjects
  • Comply with Elligo, Clinic, and Sponsor policies, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and guidelines
  • Duties as assigned by study team lead and/or Elligo leadership

 

Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Clear and concise written and oral communication skills to interact effectively with coworkers and study staff (including sponsor/CRO).  
  • Strong organizational skills including the ability to accomplish multiple tasks within established timeframes through effective prioritization of duties and functions in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to recognize and synthesize information
  • Ability to act and operate independently with minimal daily direction from manager to accomplish objectives
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy 
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer relationship skills 
  • Aptitude to work effectively and positively with a team and diverse group of individuals
  • Basic skill level with word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software (MS Office skills such as Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 

  • Minimum of 6 months Phlebotomy experience, in both adult and pediatric (18 month and older) venipuncture 
  • Prior experience in clinical research preferred
  • Associates degree a plus

ENVIRONMENT:

This job operates in a professional clinical research office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and photocopiers.

The clinical work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment. Additionally, will work with blood or blood-borne pathogens

Due to potential exposure to blood borne pathogens, 90% of works tasks require prolonged glove wear.

Minimal travel (up to 15%) is required to support the position’s responsibilities.  

This is a local, onsite position at a clinical research site with office hours 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. Some flexibility in hours is allowed, must work 37.5 hours each week to maintain full-time status.

Occasional evening or weekend work hours may be required per study specific requirements.

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