Clinical Lab Assistant / Phlebotomist

Cambridge, Massachusetts (US)
01 Sep 2020
End of advertisement period
01 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

CLINICAL LAB ASSISTANT/PHLEBOTOMIST, MIT Medical, to collect and process clinical specimens and perform point-of-care tests for use in clinical/medical testing, transfusions, donations, or research. Results are used for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.  Will perform therapeutic phlebotomy; perform pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical processes including collecting and processing specimens for testing and dispatch; maintain, operate, and troubleshoot equipment used in laboratory tests; manage a variety of administrative duties, including database maintenance; and perform duties related to information processing, training, and quality control. 

Job Requirements
high school diploma; at least one year of phlebotomist/clinical laboratory assistant experience in a clinical laboratory setting; phlebotomist certification from a recognized accredited institution; Massachusetts’ license with no constraints; certification from a recognized agency, preferably ASCP (American Society for Clinical Pathology); attention to detail and accuracy;  proficiency with computers and MS Office; knowledge of phlebotomy equipment and its use; strong documentation skills; and discretion and judgment with confidential information/issues. Must be able to push/pull/lift objects weighing up to 20 pounds and perform tasks employing arm/hand steadiness; distinguish colors for assays, e.g., reading urine dipsticks; multitask, prioritize, adhere to safety guidelines; work as part of a team; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; and adapt to changing conditions/work responsibilities. May stand or walk and remain in potentially uncomfortable positions for prolonged periods of time.  Should be comfortable with potential exposure to body fluids, hazardous waste materials, poisonous substances, dust, chemicals, bodily injuries, loud or unpleasant noises, electrical hazards, and electromagnetic radiation as in CRTs (VDTs).  PREFERRED:  experience performing pediatric phlebotomy, including heelsticks and fingersticks; and experience with specimen processing and planting microbiology specimens.  Job #18923-4

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

MIT considers equivalent combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply.     

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