Responsible for independently coordinating blood and tissue banking protocols to ensure proper collection and handling of samples. Responsible for collection and handling, and transporting of patient samples to ensure quality samples. Responsible for ordering archival tissue from internal and external sources. Maintain current documentation on all clinical trial procedures to adhere to clinical trial compliance. Serves as department liaison with outside support groups, i.e. pathology, radiology, and multiple research laboratories both in-house and third-party. Ability to anticipate daily changes in schedule, maintaining a smooth patient flow. Uses universal safety precautions to protect self and co-workers from biohazardous materials, including blood-borne pathogens.
Duties and Responsibilities:
* Excellent phlebotomy skills; obtains clinical trial-driven blood samples, processes, stores, labels and ships, as appropriate per each individual clinical trial, ensuring quality samples. . Independently arranges courier service, as needed for transport of clinical trial blood and tissue samples. * Assists as needed with in-services for clinical support staff (phlebotomists, clinical associates, medical assistants, etc.) for each new clinical trial regarding applicable clinical details * Contacts clinical trial patients as appropriate with special instructions prior to upcoming tests/exams. * Audits to ensure specimen quality assurance is consistently maintained throughout clinical trial * Attend all required staff meetings. * Attend protocol SIVs. * Track all specimen collection and follow up calls. * Meet with supervisor as required for enrollment determination and individual case problem discussions. * Perform accurate and timely data collection on source * Comply with all regulatory and institutional requirements.
High School Diploma/GED. Two years related experience. Two years of clinical/hospital setting experience working in a direct clinical care role. Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Computer skills, willingness to use paperless system in the field, and strong communication and motivational skills are a must. This person is responsible for caring for patients in an extremely patient focused environment. It is his/her responsibility to maintain professionalism at all times, and to go above and beyond the call of duty to make the patient comfortable and happy with his/her experience in the Clinic. Patient satisfaction is paramount.Completion of an accredited Medical Assistant training program required. Current CPR certification required and must maintain certification for duration of employment. Certification as a Medical Assistant (AAMA, RMA, NCCA) or Certified Nursing Assistant strongly preferred.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
Two years college. Experience working in Oncology setting.
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