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Enrollment Laboratory Technician-AoU

Weill Cornell Medical College

New York, NY
Weill Cornell Medical College
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Position Summary

As a team member within the All of Us Research Program at Weill Cornell Medicines Healthcare Policy and Research Department, responsible for biospecimen processing in the laboratory and enrolling participants in physician practices\. The program is funded by the National Institutes of Health \(NIH\) and aims to enroll 1M participants nationwide\.

Job Responsibilities

+ Receives, prepares, processes and stores specimens according to NIH protocols and timeframes\. Samples include blood, urine, and saliva\.

+ Follows established policies, procedures and objectives, including but not limited to quality control, quality assurance, safety, environmental and infection control\.

+ Enters data elements into internal and external databases, ensuring data accuracy and compliance\.

+ May assist with courier services from collections points across the Medical Center campus\.

+ Coordinates with external NIH courier the collection of specimens for same day mail out to NIH Biobank Repository\.

+ Monitors participant enrollment schedules to gauge collection volumes and to ensure all samples reach the laboratory for same day processing\.

+ Communicates with participants leading up to enrollment appointment \(sending reminders, providing guidance for completion of online steps, etc\.\)\.

+ Performs all steps within the participant enrollment: electronic consent, capture of physical measurements, documentation of participant demographics and details, specimen collection, labeling and delivery to the laboratory\.

+ Communicates and collaborates with physician champions and practice staff to complete enrollment according to protocols\.

+ Responsible for supplies and equipment\. Handles equipment safely and delicately\. Serves as a financial steward of grant funded supplies\. Works with managers to ensure timely ordering of supplies needed to carry out lab and enrollment functions\.

+ Responsible for staying current with NIH and internal processes, protocols, pathways; makes note of changes and updates written materials as needed to reflect changes\.

+ Attends both internal program meetings and external NIH biobank meetings as required\.

+ Performs other job related duties as required\.


+ Bachelor's Degree in related field


Bachelors degree in a chemistry, biology, physics, or related science field required\.

One year of related work experience in laboratory setting with biospecimen samples \(blood, urine, saliva\) required\.

One year of related work experience in patient facing roles preferred

Clinical Technologist or Technician License appreciated\.

Phlebotomy skills and/or certification desired\.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

+ Learns new methods, instruments and procedures in a timely manner\.

+ Meticulous attention to detail and process

+ Manages work pressure and multi tasks to meet biospecimen sample timelines

+ Excellent communication skills with both internal team members and external courier services\.

+ Process improvement mind\-set: Looks for avenues to improve current processes to be more efficient while still adhering to protocols

+ Works independently and yet responsible and mature enough to recognize and escalate challenges

+ Strong computer literacy required with the ability to work within several databases and software

+ Strict adherence to HIPAA and protection of PHI

Licenses and Certifications

Working Conditions/Physical Demands

May be required to work during evening and/or weekend enrollment events related to the program\.

May be required to be on your feet for extended periods of time\.

Subject to exposure to blood, fluids, tissue and other potentially infectious materials\.

Exposure to odorous chemicals, and specimens

Demands as one would expect from working in a laboratory setting\.

Frequent prolonged sitting, standing and walking\.

Light lifting of boxes, reagents, other solutions and equipment\.

Subject to hazards of explosive chemicals and gases\.

Weill Cornell Medicine is a comprehensive academic medical center that's committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery, and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world\. Our doctors and scientists\-faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and the Weill Cornell Physician Organization\-are engaged in world\-class clinical care and cutting\-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies\. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U\.S\. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey\. Our medical practices serve communities throughout New York City, and our faculty provide comprehensive care at NewYork\-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork\-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, and NewYork\-Presbyterian/Queens\. At Weill Cornell Medicine, we work together to treat each individual, not just their conditions or illnesses, as we strive to deliver the finest possible care for our patients \- the center of everything we do\. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled employer\.
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