Envision a future where health disparities do not exist, where HIV transmission is extremely rare, and where people living with HIV have access to the medications and social support they need to live healthy, long lives. San Francisco AIDS Foundation has worked to create such a future since 1982 through education, advocacy and direct prevention, substance use health and supportive services. More than 25,000 people every year access free HIV testing and STI screening, harm reduction and syringe access and disposal, community engagement, and health navigation services. We need passionate agents of social change, vanguards of public health, and creative problem-solvers to join our fight.                                                   
This position will be responsible for day to day operations of the clinical lab services operating under a moderate complexity license.  The responsibilities include performing high-volume phlebotomy, management and processing of specimens, performing research related lab duties, preparing samples for transport to an off-site lab, performing quality assurance on lab tests, and interpreting multiple HIV/HCV antibody tests simultaneously as well as various other CLIA waived and moderate complexity testing. All Magnet at Strut staff members also serve as HIV testing counselors as needed in the clinic.
Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Phlebotomy: Perform high-volume phlebotomy.
  • Laboratory Technician: Perform quality assurance on lab tests, management and processing of specimens, preparing samples for transport to an off-site lab, ensure all tests are properly performed and documented per the clinic guidelines, and interpret multiple HIV/HCV antibody tests simultaneously as well as various other CLIA waived and moderate complexity testing.
  • Clinical Services: Serve as an HIV test counselor.
  • Clinical Research: Maintains regulatory compliance through proper documentation and implementation of research specimen testing, collection, processing, and shipping.
Key Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the ability to exhibit the following competencies:
  • Communication Skills: Demonstrates effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge: Possesses technical knowledge required to do the job
  • Judgment: Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; can clearly explain reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles
  • Adaptability: Adapts to changes in work duties and organizational structure
  • Problem Solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner, works with others to solve complex problems
  • Customer Service: Ability to work comfortably with diverse populations, with sensitivity to issues concerning HIV and all disabilities. Responds efficiently and cordially to requests for service and assistance
  • Professionalism: Reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration; follows through on commitments
  • Dependability: Completes tasks on time; takes responsibility for own actions; can be relied upon
  • Computer Skills: Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and eClinical Works  
  • Professional Expectations: Demonstrated ability to fulfill the Foundation’s professional expectations of accountability, active collaboration, commitment, communication, diversity and professionalism.
  • Bachelor’s Degree Preferred.
  • Possession of California State Certified Phlebotomy Technician I or II, Certified Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) Certificate, or other degree that allows for performing venipunctures in the state of California. Employee must maintain an active phlebotomy certification with the California Laboratory Field Service,
  • Current Health Care Provider Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.
  • Current California Certification as an HIV Counselor required or must be obtained within 6 months of hire.
  • Training in Good Clinical Practices, research ethics, and IATA shipping preferred.  
  • At least one year experience in outpatient sexual health clinic preferred.
  • At least one year experience in clinical research preferred.
  • Bilingual English and Spanish, Russian, Cantonese, or ASL preferred
This position will have access to protected health information (PHI) and may only access, use or disclose the minimum information necessary to perform their designated role on behalf of San Francisco AIDS Foundation, regardless of the extent of access provided.
Skill in operating office equipment such as a personal computer, copy machine 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.
This position will co-located at 1035 Market Street, Syringe Access Services, and the Mobile Testing Unit, however traveling to other office locations or off-site meetings may be 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.
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, LGBTQ individuals, and people of color.
Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
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