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Phlebotomist

Wisconsin Rapids, WI

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Description

Remedy Intelligent Staffing in conjunction with the University of Wisconsin Madison is currently seeking Phlebotomists for the Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW). We are seeking candidates that live in the following counties: Waushara, Wood

The Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW) is a statewide public health survey designed to help improve health in Wisconsin and throughout the world. The program has been in operation by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health since 2008.

SHOW is partnering with the Department of Health Services (DHS) to conduct serological testing for COVID-19 antibodies in a representative sample of Wisconsin residents to estimate exposure to the disease across the state and by region.

SHOW will invite past study participants in ten Wisconsin counties to provide a blood sample for COVID-19 antibody testing. Volunteers will come to a location within the county to give a blood sample and answer a short questionnaire. Participants will receive test results and a financial incentive for their time. Phlebotomists will be provided with PPE, and volunteers will be asked to wear masks. Only asymptomatic volunteers without exposure to COVID-19 within last 14 days will be allowed to participate. Phlebotomists will be asked to work in pairs.

The Phlebotomists on the project will complete in-person regional and online training and will conduct appointments over a 2-4 week period. This position is full-time (35-40 hours per week). Testing will be conducted in June-July 2020 and two additional times in the fall 2020 and in January 2021.

Work location: TBD sites in each county: Waushara, Wood

Hours: 35-40 hours / week

Work schedule: 5 days per week TBD depending on site and phlebotomist availability, including possibility of working weekends

Responsibilities:

  • Use transported supplies, equipment, and materials to assemble and disassemble temporary lab station at the sample collection site
  • Communicate with site contact for site setup and waiting area as needed
  • Perform equipment calibrations and adjustments as needed
  • Screen scheduled participants for symptoms & temperature (samples will not be collected from symptomatic participants)
  • Administer short questionnaire and record answers in tablet. Synch tablet daily.
  • Obtain blood specimen from volunteers at the sample collection site
  • Label and process blood specimens (centrifuge and transfer serum to transfer tube)
  • Enter information into database with complete accuracy
  • Arrange for handoff of daily samples to courier
  • Follow all safety protocols for PPE and site disinfectant between volunteers

Job Requirements

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in Phlebotomy
  • Experience with draws on teens age 12+ preferred, but not required
  • Available 40 hrs per week for duration of the study period (3-4 weeks).
  • Attendance of a 1 day in person/video conference training
  • Proven ability to draw blood and ability to process samples
  • Ability to assemble temporary sanitary lab stations in public venues
  • Proficiency in data entry and use of tablet
  • Must be reliable, responsible, mature and professional
  • Exceptional organizational skill and detail orientation
  • Exceptional communication skills and ability to build rapport with all kinds of people easily.
  • Ability to speak fluent English with a clear speaking voice and ability to accurately document respondent answers in a computer tablet.
  • Ability to understand and interpret oral and written procedures and to implement procedures in an exact manner.
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