JOB TITLE:Lab Technician, SAS and SFAF
REPORTS TO: HIV Testing Services Coordinator
STATUS: Regular, Full-time
STANDARD WK HOURS: 40
San Francisco AIDS Foundation works to ensure the HIV epidemic ends in the same city where it began. By combining innovative, evidence-based programs for HIV prevention and care with bold policy initiatives focused on issues ranging from harm reduction to total health and wellness, the agency is making sustainable progress against HIV among populations most vulnerable to the disease. Established in 1982, San Francisco AIDS Foundation refuses to accept that HIV transmission is inevitable. For more information about SFAF, please visit our website at www.sfaf.org.
This position will be responsible for conducting day to day HIV testing services at a Syringe Access Services and other sites. Primary responsibilities will include processing and interpreting multiple HIV antibody tests simultaneously and preparing/processing of specimens for transport to an off site lab. Other key job responsibilities include conducting quality assurance, data, and patient information computerized entry, phlebotomy services, and performing confirmatory testing for HIV.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Will have general responsibility for all aspects of the clinical laboratory area including quality assurance and specimen processing, including phlebotomy services. (50%).
2. Will conduct rapid HIV testing on multiple specimens simultaneously and report findings to providers.
4. Will perform confirmation testing on all positive HIV specimens and report findings to providers. (5%)Will provide HIV counseling and test disclosure information to clients being tested (10%).
5. Will prepare, process, and manage specimens for transport to SFDPH Lab. (5%)
6. Other duties that may be assigned.
Other Skills and Abilities:
1. Preferred experience in HIV, STI and/or HCV screenings and prevention.
2. At least one year of experience working with diverse populations including gay men and other MSM, injection drug users, homeless and transgender females.
The position will serve as a lead with volunteers on administrative aspects of the work such as specimen collection and processing.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
1. Bachelors degree desired.
2. Possession of State of California Certification as a Phlebotomist I or II.
3. Possession of California State HIV Counselor Certificate.
4. Fluency in the English language is required.
5. Proficiency in Spanish is preferred.
Skill in operating various office equipment such as personal computer, calculator, copy machine, facsimile machine, typewriter, and telephone system. Ability to perform routine bending, stooping, twisting and reaching. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The position may have exposure to blood borne pathogens and other infectious agents. Works directly with bio-hazardous materials and infectious wastes. Adhere to strict needle and “sharp” safety guidelines.
This position will be located at one of the Foundation’s testing sites located within San Francisco including 117 6th Street, San Francisco, 1035 Market Street, San Francisco. and other outreach locations. The position may also require traveling to off site meetings as required by the job.
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for personnel so classified.
HIV AND AIDS AT THE FOUNDATION:
San Francisco AIDS Foundation recognizes the value of having significant representation of people living with HIV infection and AIDS in all departments and all at all levels of staff and management. The foundation provides an HMO plan with no pre-existing conditions clause for employees working 20 hours or more per week. All employees with disabilities, including people living with HIV infection, may request reasonable accommodation (as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act and California Department of Fair Employment and Housing Act).
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT:
The San Francisco AIDS Foundation is an Equal Opportunity employer. We actively seek applications from people living with HIV/AIDS, and other disabilities, women, gay men, lesbians, transgender, queer and people of color.
Submit resume and cover letter explaining relevant experience to:
firstname.lastname@example.org Attn: LT
Mail: San Francisco AIDS Foundation
Human Resources Attn: LT
P.O. Box 426182
San Francisco, CA 94142-6182
Or fax to: Human Resources ATTN: LT @ 415-487-3019
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DEADLINE: Open Until Filled