Job Description

Requisition Number 06826
Department Name: Normal Blood Donor Services
Position Type: Full Time
Position Title Phlebotomist / Lab Assistant
Position Summary:

The Phlebotomist / Lab Assistant performs duties typically expected of a Phlebotomist, including drawing blood from normal human volunteers and preparing specimens for the Normal Blood Donor Service (NBDS) department and monitoring vital signs. Performs clerical and/or administrative support duties for identifying, screening and scheduling donors, as well as coordinating payment to said donors.
* Recruits, screens, and schedules potential blood donor participants.
* Collects, records and monitors donor vital signs.
* Collects and/or prepares blood specimens in a high-volume environment.
* Performs standard laboratory procedures, including blood processing, blood typing and DNA extraction.
* Performs administrative duties associated with lab records and processing payments.
* Updates department website for NBDS.
* May perform other duties as assigned or necessary.
Under general direction from the Manager of NBDS, the Phlebotomist / Lab Assistant will perform daily tasks with minimal supervision, exercises initiative and independence in carrying out work assignments with minimal fiscal impact. Assists Manager by contributing suggestions for sourcing/recruiting donors.
Communicates with TSRI staff, blood donors, the NBDS Medical Advisor, outside vendors, including requestors or users of the NBDS. Certain communications include explaining the program to solicit participation, and to discuss scheduling/logistics of donor participation. Maintains confidentiality with respect to donor personal health information and identification, but does not provide medical advice that falls under Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Works on problems of limited scope. Assignments are semi-routine in nature where ability to recognize deviation from accepted practice is required. Normally receives general instructions on routine work, detailed instructions on new assignments.
Independent contributor. Does not supervise.

Location: California
Additional Information:
Physical Requirements:

This position works in an environment other than a typical office. Performs repetitive motions such as grasping, rotating, twisting, and reaching with fingers, hands and arms requiring strength, dexterity and stamina. Must be able to sit and stand for several hours. Must be able to bend and stoop. With or without corrective lenses, must be able to see. Further details of established essential functions for this position will be addressed/discussed during the interview process.

Basic Qualifications:

* Licensure as a certified State of California Phlebotomist, CPTI or CPTII required, if not RN / LVN.
* 1 or more years of phlebotomy experience required.
* One year of clinical laboratory experience working in a high-volume lab preferred.
* Demonstrating ability, hand/finger strength and dexterity to collect and process approximately 6 draws within 2.5 hours, daily.
* Current CPR and AED certification required.
* Excellent organizational skills and ability to work independently.
* Strong communication skills with demonstrated ability to relate well to NBDS donors and staff.
* Strong PC skills with proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Databases.
* Customer service skills and a positive attitude.

Preferred Qualifications:
Job Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Posting Category Scientific & Technical
EEO Statement

The Scripps Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic or status.

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