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Community COVID-19 Testing Tech

Company: Catholic Medical Center
Location: Manchester
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Under the immediate supervision of the Community testing team lead/ nurse, is responsible for the safe collection of COVID-19 laboratory specimens in an outdoor drive through tent setting following CDC guidelines for use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and infection control best practices.

This is a temporary per diem position.

Responsibilities

Clinical and Administrative Competency

1 Demonstrates clinical competencies and best practice for the safe collection of a variety of swab tests for COVID-19 specimen collection using personal protection equipment.

2 Verify daily testing schedule, coordinate clerical prep activities with testing team, check in patients for their scheduled testing, verify and accurately update patient demographic information in, correctly label specimens, deliver and reconcile specimens at lab.

3 Demonstrates ability to work wearing personal protective equipment in a drive through covered tent environment (climate controlled in tent, tent covered drive through area).

Patient Advocacy: Utilize appropriate resources for non-English speaking patients, hearing and sight impaired individuals, and/or healthcare illiteracy Take proactive steps to recognize and report suspected abuse including child abuse, sexual abuse, spousal abuse, report to your supervisor

Quality

1 Participates in quality reviews, audits and process improvement as needed.

2 Infection Control, strict adherence to hand hygiene, masking and PPE protocols. Demonstrates proficiency in donning and doffing necessary PPE for COVID-19 specimen collection. Follows infection prevention best practices and techniques to prevent the spread of illness.

Professionalism: Utilized professional and polite telephone etiquette skills and computer skills to communicate and follow up with patients regarding their vaccine appointments.

Qualifications

Education: Technical level of education (LNA, MA, EMT or Lab Tech) in addition to High School or equivalency. Able to work wearing personal protective equipment in an outdoor and drive through tent environment.

Experience: Experience in a healthcare setting with specimen collection and use of PPE preferred, experience with electronic health records preferred. Must be computer proficient Technical training or certificate.

New Hampshire LNA, MA, EMT or Lab Tech in good standing

Keywords: Catholic Medical Center, Manchester , Community COVID-19 Testing Tech, Other , Manchester, New Hampshire

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