For this project, we are seeking to hire a full-time phlebotomist and community researcher who will be primarily based in Morehead, Kentucky to work on a project focused on addressing substance use and related harms in rural communities. The project involves drawing and processing blood samples and arranging transport to the UK campus; conducting surveys and interviews with people who use drugs and with community stakeholders, and working with community coalitions. Job responsibilities include (but are not limited to) drawing and processing blood samples; screening people for eligibility; scheduling and conducting interviews and surveys with people who use drugs and other stakeholders; conducting rapid HIV and HCV testing after becoming trained and state certified; assisting in dissemination of results; collaborating with coalitions who meet quarterly to guide the project.
MS Windows, Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Adobe PDF, written and oral communication, collaborative attitude, professionalism, dependability, flexible, detail-oriented, organized
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Experience working as a certified phlebotomist, preferably with populations that are traditionally difficult to draw blood from.
Within 1 month of hire, person must complete Certification in the Protection of Human Research Subjects (i.e., CITI) and certification in HIV testing & counseling
Driver's license preferred
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.