Clinical Investigation Technician I / 40hrs / Rotating / BWH-CCI at Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH)

Posted in Other 6 days ago.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts





Job Description:

GENERAL SUMMARY AND OVERVIEW STATEMENT



The Laboratory Technician as training support staff of the Center for Clinical Investigation (CCI) protocol studies. The CCI Laboratory Technician will be working independently under the general supervision of the CCI Lab Manager Designee and in accordance with established procedures and policies, assists with the handling and processing of all specimens in a BL2+ lab. This includes compliance with research protocol instructions while maintaining lab services and procedures within standard guidelines. Assists with the timely flow of specimens through the specimen processing area, understanding the importance of the specimens being processed. Performs various duties associated with the maintenance of quality service parameters for the processing area, including but not restricted to, general record and documentation maintenance. Uses waived instrumentation for simple chemistries. This position requires candidates to be flexible with schedule and work evening, night and weekend shifts as needed.



PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES



  • Working within a team structure under the direction of the CCI Lab Manager Designee and Supervisor to insure an efficient and high quality specimen-processing environment while providing customer oriented services.

  • Transfers specimen collected from hospital to collaborator labs using standard and study-specific procedures including processing of blood and other patient specimens in either BL2 or BL2+ lab space. Blood processing responsibilities will include various protocols for separating PBMCs, plasma, DNA and serum.

  • Collects and/or centrifuges and/or separates and aliquots specimens according to established procedures. Makes sure that specimens are handled in the order of established priority.

  • Responsible for transcribing all protocols and preparing all required paperwork for both 9A and 9B research units.

  • Responsible for uploading patient's samples information into database systems.

  • Labels specimen collection and storage containers. Completes all documentation required for individual specimens according to research protocol requirements and within the guidelines and policies of the CCI Laboratories.

  • Perform routine specimen analysis using waived/non waived sample testing and record sample results.

  • Maintains same laboratory instrumentation to performance standards. Participates in the investigation of new equipment and instrumentation and makes recommendations based on equipment utility and performance. Collects data/information to discuss any problems and initiate remedial action as necessary or instructed.

  • Responsible for helping to maintain an adequate inventory of supplies used by the SPL Lab. This includes but is not restricted to ordering supplies as needed; maintaining proper storage of reagents and supplies, and maintaining all appropriate records.

  • Responsible for assisting with the orientation and training of new personnel in the specimen processing laboratory procedures and policies as required for the individual's level of interaction with the SPL.

  • Participates in internal and external continuing education programs and/or presents projects or data at meetings. Drafts and/or modifies written procedures for study-specific events/data procedures. Acts as a liaison between Investigators to identify areas for quality and workflow improvements.

  • May also assist investigators research activities including: Performs literature searches, reviews literature, enters papers into reference database, compiles and checks reference lists for manuscripts, grants, and other written reports. Drafts text for reports, manuscripts, abstracts, grants. Assists in preparation of IRB and other applications. Organizes and processes study data. Creates and maintains databases/files containing study data using standard practices; compiles data for data analysis; reviews study records to determine whether specific tests, samples, or other data were not collected according to protocol, enters such information into tables, edits such information from dataset copies using standard practices; performs statistical and graphical analysis.

  • Maintains established department policies, procedures, objectives, quality assurance, safety, environmental and infection controls.

  • Follows Infection Control, Electrical Safety, Radiation Safety and other guidelines as mandated by BWH, OSHA, or other regulatory agencies; follows HIPPA and Human Research guidelines as mandated by DHHS. Follows all standard operating procedures for the Chronobiology Core of the Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, the Center for Clinical Investigation, and BWH; follows study-specific procedures.

  • Performs all other duties/responsibilities as directed.






Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS



BA / BS Required



SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED



  • Must be extremely organized and capable of working under pressure.

  • Ability to identify potential or on-going problems and help develop solutions to such problems.

  • Must have the ability to work independently under general supervision.

  • Careful attention to detail.

  • Ability to learn new skills and procedures quickly and perform them independently.

  • Must possess initiative.

  • Must possess good interpersonal skills to interact courteously and effectively with co-workers, research investigators, other hospital personnel, and external contacts.

  • Working knowledge of computer programs, databases, etc.

  • Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English.

  • Ability to demonstrate professionalism and respect for subject rights and individual needs.

  • Must be able to be HIPPA compliant at all times.






EEO Statement

BWH is an Affirmative Action Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law. We will ensure that all individuals with a disability are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.
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