Atlanta Center for Medical Research

Scope

JOB TITLE – Laboratory Technician

GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES– Responsible for performing laboratory assessments (vital signs, ECGs, and lab draws) and the collection, processing and shipping of biological samples.

SUPERVISOR – Laboratory Supervisor

MANAGER – Laboratory Manager

SUPERVISES – N/A

Duties

DUTIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Read, comprehend, and implement lab requirements listed in protocols and lab manuals
  • Perform blood collection, ECGs, vital signs, and urine drug screens on inpatient and outpatient subjects per the study protocol
  • Collect and dispose of biohazard lab waste
  • Stock designated areas and departments within the outpatient, laboratory, and inpatient areas
  • Set up, operate and calibrate laboratory equipment
  • Maintain patient rooms by cleaning and disinfecting according to industry codes/ standards
  • Complete all documentation (source documents, laboratory records, and inventory) correctly and in a timely manner
  • Communicate study inclusion/exclusion criteria (in regards to lab assessments) with coordinators
  • Maintain organization of immediate working area and stockrooms
  • Transmit ECGs by end of business each day and document on the ECG log
  • Assist with specimen transport for timely collection and processing
  • Follow lab processes and procedures and take instruction/guidance from senior team members
  • Collect shipping supplies from the receiving department becomes familiar with vendors associated with ACMR
  • Provide a safe/comfortable environment for the study participant
  • Adhere to safety standards for the facility, participant rooms, and unit areas

Qualifications

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES – This position requires the following minimal requirements:

  • Knowledge of current medical terminology to perform and communicate laboratory tests
  • Knowledge of laboratory equipment and understand information about instrumentation in laboratory field
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting
  • Experience drawing blood, performing vitals assessments, and ECGs
  • Ability to anticipate and react calmly to emergency situations
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with study participants, study staff and management;
  • Ability to follow written protocols, lab manuals, processes, and procedures
  • Ability to communicate clearly, both orally and written

EDUCATION – High School/GED required, Associate’s degree preferred.

The ideal candidate will be a driven, independent medical assistant with the ability to understand the comprehensive nature of clinical trials. This person will have a strong attention to detail and will be able to effectively communicate with the entire clinical team. The ideal individual will be able to work in a fast-paced environment performing ECGs, vitals, and blood draws at specific timepoints and assist in processing and shipping samples per lab manual requirements. This person should be a team player, understanding the role each department plays in achieving the goal of a successful trial, and is willing to adhere to the guiding principles of ACMR.

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