Clinical Research Assistant/Paediatric Phlebotomist - FMHS

  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Part-time
  • UoA Department Name: Nutrition
  • Advert Closing Date: 16/08/2020
  • Campus: Grafton Campus
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term
  • Position Number: 55566100

Company Description

The Discipline of Nutrition and Dietetics (DOND) is part of the School of Medical Sciences of the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences. The DOND provides substantial input into the clinical and biomedical programmes. The DOND is committed to excellence in research and teaching and is part of the University of Auckland cross-Faculty Food and Health Programme.

Job Description

Applications are invited for a Paediatric Study Phlebotomist to support Professor Clare Wall to conduct a  National Science Challenge Programme funded randomised controlled trial in infants within The Discipline of Nutrition and Dietetics. 

You will contribute directly to:

  • The venepuncture and collection of blood samples in 6-12 month old infants
  • Supporting study parents and infants in reassuring them and delivering an efficient and effective collection of samples
  • Appropriately labelling and processing blood samples (adequate laboratory training will be provided)

This is a part time (8 hours per week), fixed term role for 18 months.  

For more details please see the POSITION DESCRIPTION


Skills/Experience required

  • Be a qualified Phlebotomist
  • Registered with the Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand and hold an Annual Practising Certificate of Medical Laboratory Pre-Analytical Technician (Phlebotomy certificate).
  • Experience of venepuncture in infants would be ideal 
  • A mature approach to working in a sensitive environment
  • Comfortable in a health care setting and conversing with patients and their families

Additional Information

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of Sunday 16th August 2020 to be considered. Please include a cover letter outlining what strengths you would bring to this position.

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