Job Title: Phlebotomist

Location: Fort Jackson, SC

Hours: 6 day work weeks, 8 hours per day (overtime acceptable). Shift is anticipated to be 6am – 2pm

Type of Hire: Temporary - see job description for project schedule

Pay: Dependent on Experience

Start Date: ASAP – August 13th


The candidates will be supporting Walter Reed Army Institute of Research’s military recruitment efforts by enrolling approximately 1,500 soldiers who are arriving for training for a COVID-19 public health surveillance project. Clinical Research Coordinators will be working alongside Phlebotomists and Technicians to engage with soldiers, administer hard-copy surveys, administer tests and draw blood, and monitor the soldiers throughout the project period.


Summary of work to be done:

Staff will be needed daily, at dawn, to collect specimens and data from Soldiers to test for COVID-19 throughout the day for 6-day workweeks throughout enrollment of 1500 Soldiers over a span of 6 weeks.

·         Specimens collected will include blood through venipuncture and nasopharyngeal swabs.

·         Data will be collected through self-administration of hard copy surveys.

Anticipated flow will involve Soldiers lining up and passing through multiple stations such as:

1.      For ID check, receipt of a bag of labels, survey, blood and nasopharyngeal collection tubes

2.      Registration

3.      For quality control of ID check performed at #1

4.      For venipuncture

5.      For nasopharyngeal swab collection

6.      For survey collection.


After enrollment has ended, 2 Clinical Research Coordinator staff will be retained to monitor the 1500 Soldiers for occurrence of COVID-19 infection identified by site personnel through symptom and temperature checks. After 12 weeks have passed since initiation of enrollment, follow-up specimen and data collection will be conducted among 1500 enrolled Soldiers. The workflow here will be similar to enrollment.





Project Schedule:

August 13thsummer enrollment begins (6 weeks)

October 1st – summer enrollment ends

November 4th– fall enrollment begins

December 13th – fall enrollment ends

February 4thfollow-up begins

April 6thfollow-up ends

(All dates are estimated and subject to change)

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Verifies test requisitions by comparing information with nursing station log; bringing discrepancies to the attention of unit personnel.
  • Verifies patient by reading patient identification.
  • Obtains blood specimens by performing venipunctures and fingersticks.
  • Maintains specimen integrity by using aseptic technique, following department procedures; observing isolation procedures.
  • Tracks collected specimens by initialling, dating, and noting times of collection; maintaining daily tallies of collections performed.
  • Maintains quality results by following department procedures and testing schedule; recording results in the quality-control log; identifying and reporting needed changes.

·         Maintains safe, secure, and healthy work environment by following standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations.

•    Collects specimens from Soldiers for COVID-19 testing

•    Collaborate with other clinical research staff, clinical research coordinators, and

      technicians on-site to ensure smooth operations


Minimum Experience

·         2+ years’ phlebotomy experience

·         Experience with centrifuging, packing and ship blood and respiratory specimens to different laboratories strongly preferred


Level One Personnel is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

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