A strong internal candidate has been identified for this position, however, we are still accepting applications from other qualified candidates.
Under the direct supervision of the Clinical Coordinator, the LPN will conduct study visits in the field, on the van and on site. The LPN will assist with the screening of prospective participants for study eligibility and obtain informed consent; assist with medical history interview and conducting physical examinations of all screened and enrolled study participants; complete follow up visits and administer study product as needed.
Use Laboratory Data Management Systems (LDMS) to track specimens and assist with shipping specimens. Check laboratory room and freezer temperature at least twice a day. Maintain cleanliness of laboratory room. (15%)
Maintain laboratory research files and document results of test performed in accordance with study protocols. (10%)
Maintain and replenish laboratory inventory; keep records of inventory usage and order new laboratory supplies when needed. Set up medical examination rooms prior to exams and maintain cleanliness of examination rooms. (5%)
Obtains patient vital signs, including pulse, blood pressure, temperature, and respiration, and provide routine care for patients and administer study vaccination (intra muscular). (15%)
Perform all lab procedures per protocols including: pregnancy tests; along with other specimens as required by the study protocols. (15%)
Assist with patients' study visits by performing counseling and testing, phlebotomy; assist with medical history interview and complete study documentation. (15%)
Maintain confidentiality of study participants and adhere to principles of Good Clinical Practice (GCP), Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP) and International Air Transport Association (IATA) certification. (5%)
Contribute to and participate in the Performance/Quality Improvement activities of the research site: perform data collection and analysis; implement and ensure compliance with risk management and claims activities; and support and actively participate in Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI). (5%)
Ensure site compliance with study protocols, all relevant procedures, policies and regulations. Learn, understand and adhere to existing and new study protocols, Standard Operating Procedures and other appropriate regulations, procedures and policies. Assist with other study procedures, Quality Control Quality Assurance (QCQA) activities, and administrative tasks at the study site. (5%)
Establish and maintain positive relationships and interacts professionally, courteously, and appropriately with participants and visitors to the research site and other employees working at the site. Behave in a manner consistent with maintaining and furthering a positive public perception of the research site and its employees. (5%)
Perform other related tasks as assigned.(5%)
Bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience
Successful completion of an accredited LPN program and licensed in NYS
Minimum 3 years of experience working in a clinical setting
Demonstrated experience organizing and implementing disparate work flows to meet organizational schedules and requirements.
Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills.
Excellent phlebotomy skills.
Experience with obtaining and processing laboratory specimens and running lab tests.
Ability to work off shift hours (weekends and some evenings).
2 years of experience working in clinical research setting
3 years of experience working in a laboratory environment.
Bilingual (Spanish/English preferred).
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 512803
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