Phlebotomist Aga Khan University

Job Description
The Outreach and Research Programme of the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health has ten community-based field sites across Pakistan (including four in Karachi) and focuses on research for betterment of women and child health. The Department has a Nutritional Research Laboratory as well as an Infectious Disease Research Laboratory that cater to the needs of its research projects. It has well-acclaimed work to its credit both at the national and international level.
The department is carrying out a research study titled Capsule endomicroscopy for visualization of the small intestine in EED population in Pakistan which will be conducted in the Matiari district. The primary aim of this study is to visualize the gastrointestinal mucosa of healthy and malnourished children using a tethered capsule device that utilizes advanced imaging technology, which would not require general anesthesia and can be done through a simple NG tube in an unsedated child.

Responsibilities:
You will be expected to:
draw blood from patients referred by physicians and project enrolments
arrange to store and transport samples
collect research laboratory reports of patients referred by physicians
document project data in log books for all enrolments referred by physicians
assist physicians during field visits in physician clinics
manage all logistics concerned with referrals from physicians
ensure that all lab supplies are stocked at the field lab for phlebotomy services
maintain all updated records of project data registers
confirm residence of referred cases to ensure that they fulfill project criteria.

Requirements:
You should have:
Matriculation preferably with Intermediate and adequate training in Phlebotomy
at least one year of relevant experience preferably of blood collection from female and paediatric patients, and receiving and processing of biological samples in any reputed laboratory
sufficient knowledge of phlebotomy procedures
basic knowledge of safe injection and IV practices
sufficient knowledge of safe disposal of sharp objects as per safety guidelines
good communication skills
willingness to travel to adjoining districts for field work.
This is a close-ended position based in Matiari.

Apply
You should send your detailed CV by email to human.resources@aku.edu st and mention the position applied for in the subject line.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Applications should be submitted latest by January 19, 2020

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