Cedars-Sinai Tissue Collection Technician in Los Angeles, California

Requisition #: 27615
Working Title: Tissue Collection Technician
Business Entity: CSMC - Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Cost Center # - Cost Center Name: 0861060 - Pathology Group Operations
City: Los Angeles
Job Category: Research/Research Admin
Job Specialty: Research
Position Type: Regular-F/T
Shift Length: 8hr
Hours: 7am - 4pm
Days: Monday - Friday
Shift Type: Day
Weekends: None

Job Posting: Summary of Essential Job Duties:

Responsibilities

The primary area of responsibility is collecting blood and tissue from patients who provided consent to participate in the Cedars-Sinai Advanced Biorepository (CSAB).

Biologic specimens are collected in the operating room or other hospital procedure rooms. In addition, clinical information is entered into an existing study databases.

This person is responsible for monitoring clinic and surgery schedules and being present for collections as the schedule dictates. As an integral member of the research

team the technician is expected to participate in development of collection procedures and to perform administrative activities in support of specimen collection.

Major Duties:

The technician is specifically responsible for the following activities:

• Perform blood/tissue collection and data collection/entry

• Monitor operating room schedules (OR)

• Prepare the collection for receiving biospecimens

• Interact with OR staff to collect specimens

• Obtain a copy of the signed consent

• Process blood according to standard operating procedures (SOP)

• Work with personnel in the pathology lab to collect tissue according to SOPs

• Monitor refrigerator, ice and liquid nitrogen levels to ensure safe storage of biological specimens.

• Enter tissue acquisition parameters into the study database

• Enter data into the study databases in a timely manner

• Collect patient clinical data from doctors’ offices

Educational Requirements:

BA/BS graduate preferred. High School diploma acceptable.

License/Certification/Registration Requirements:

N/A

Experience:

BA/BS preferred, but we will consider candidates with a High School Diploma. Experience in laboratory, research and/or clinical environments a strong plus.

Independence, initiative, a commitment to high quality work, careful attention to detail, excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to work as part of a team in a dynamic work environment required. Must have excellent organizational skills, familiarity with medical terminology, problem-solving capabilities, and the ability to work with all levels of an organization. Effectiveness in this position requires a high level of self-motivation and the willingness and ability to take ownership

of the work and do whatever is necessary for its successful completion.

Qualification Requirements/Preferences:

Education Certifications/Licensure Experience Physical Abilities

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