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Nashville, Tennessee Job ID JR0104740 Category Laboratory Research Assistant Post Date Jan. 25, 2024

It’s More Than a Career, It’s a Mission.

Our people are the foundation of our success. By joining our growing team at Sarah Cannon Research Institute (SCRI), a subsidiary of McKesson, you will have the opportunity to become part of one of the largest community-based cancer programs to advance oncology treatments and improve outcomes for cancer patients across the globe. We look for mission-driven candidates who have a desire to advance the fight against cancer and make a difference in the lives of patients diagnosed with cancer every day.

Our Mission

People who live with cancer – those who work to prevent it, fight it, and survive it – are at the heart of every decision we make. Bringing the most innovative medical minds together with the most passionate caregivers in their communities, we are transforming care and personalizing treatment. Through clinical excellence and cutting-edge research, SCRI is redefining cancer care around the world.

As the Research Care Associate you will draw blood and other related clinical duties for patients enrolled on clinical trials.

  • You will access, flush, and de-access ports 

  • You will perform peripheral and port lab draws 

  • You will obtain blood and other samples, vital signs, and EKGs from patients 

  • You will prepare study supplies/source documents necessary for obtaining lab samples prior to patient treatment 

  • You will utilize electronic medical record (EMR) for source documentation 

  • You will verify of all prepared lab kits against EMR 

  • You will report all known regimen issues to the Protocol Excellence team for correction 

  • You will assist in Tennessee Oncology Infusion Room with collection of blood and other samples, vital signs, and EKGs from patients 

  • You will assist physicians with procedures, as needed 

  • You will assist patients with activities of daily living (ADLs), as needed (i.e. bathroom, relocating within the clinic, etc.) 

  • You will perform buccal swabs on pharmacokinetics (PK) patients 

  • You will be responsible for collection of all pharmacokinetic blood draws on patients in the hospital 

  • You will complete and submit FMLA paperwork. 

  • You will perform Guardant 360, Myriad, and Tempus collections and complete all necessary paperwork for submission. You will ship these tests. 

  • You will be responsible for delivering STAT labs to the CMC laboratory for processing 

  • You will track and document tumor lesion photos for all required patients 

  • You will respond to queries generated from study sponsor and contract lab regarding patient/sample data 

  • You will interface with Tennessee Oncology and CMC laboratory colleagues regarding labs for research patients 

  • You will ensure that all research patients have correct lab kits prior to patients’ visits 

You should have for this position:

  • High school diploma, preferably a Technical School Certification in phlebotomy/lab 

  • Knowledge of OSHA requirements for safe handling of blood and bodily fluids

  • Knowledge of HIPAA

  • Experience with venipuncture and Blood Processing

  • Experience with EKG Collections

  • Experience with port Accessing, Flushing, and De-Accessing

  • Experience in research is preferred

  • Current BLS Certification

About Sarah Cannon Research Institute

Sarah Cannon Research Institute (SCRI), a subsidiary of McKesson, is one of the world’s leading oncology research organizations conducting community-based clinical trials. In 2022, SCRI formed a joint venture with former US Oncology Research to enhance clinical trial access and availability across the country. Focused on advancing therapies for patients over the last three decades, SCRI is a leader in drug development. It has conducted more than 600 first-in-human clinical trials since its inception and contributed to pivotal research that has led to the majority of new cancer therapies approved by the FDA today. The combined research network brings together physicians who are actively accruing patients to clinical trials at more than 250 locations in 26 states across the US. Please click here to learn more about our research offerings.

We care about the well-being of the patients and communities we serve, and that starts with caring for our people. That’s why we have a Total Rewards package that includes comprehensive benefits to support physical, mental, and financial well-being. Our Total Rewards offerings serve the different needs of our diverse colleague population and ensure they are the healthiest versions of themselves. For more information regarding benefits through our parent company, McKesson, please click here.

As part of Total Rewards, we are proud to offer a competitive compensation package. This is determined by several factors, including performance, experience and skills, equity, regular job market evaluations, and geographical markets. In addition to base pay, other compensation, such as an annual bonus or long-term incentive opportunities may be offered.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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