COVID-19 Clinic Assistant
Job Details
Mobile Clinics WA - Based Out Of Seattle, WA
Limited Duration
Up to 100%

As member of the mobile COVID-19 testing team, the Clinic Assistant will work with a team of volunteer providers at mobile clinics across hot spot counties within Washington state to reach high-risk and underserved populations with prompt COVID-19 testing and education. The Clinic Assistant will assist the Registered Nurse with anterior nasal testing by labeling and preparing supplies, acting as a courier to transport samples from the testing area to the refrigerator, and assisting with patient navigation at the testing site. The medical or clinic assistant will adhere to current guidelines and best practices for COVID-19 testing, PPE usage and hygiene protocols.

 

Medical Teams International Calling:

Daring to love like Jesus, we boldly break barriers to health and restore wholeness in a hurting world.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist with labeling and preparing of testing kits.
  • Serve as courier to transport samples from the testing area to the refrigerator or pre-assigned cooler.
  • Follow all infection, prevention and control policies and procedures, ensures that no cross contamination occurs during transport of specimens.
  • Assist RN to provide contactless transfer of specimen kit before and after testing.
  • Ensure proper disposal of waste (biohazard versus non-biohazard).
  • Assist RN in confirming that all lab and specimen labels are printed with the correct patient identifiers.
  • Support safeguarding of program participants and employees through promoting an environment of awareness and upholding the code of conduct provisions of Medical Teams Protection from Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Child & Vulnerable Adult protection, and harassment-free workplace policies.

Other Duties:

  • Additional duties as assigned. May be asked to assist in other roles as needed.
  • Utilize volunteers when appropriate.

EDUCATION, LICENSES, & CERTIFICATIONS

  • Active Medical Assistant (MA), Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Nurse Technician license, or relevant healthcare or volunteer experience.

EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum of 1-year experience working as a MA, CNA or Nurse Tech preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

Knowledge:

  • Commitment to Medical Teams International Calling Statement and Core Values.
  • Understanding of infection, prevention and control measures, policies and processes

Skills:

  • Fluent in Spanish a plus
  • Detail-oriented and organized

Abilities:

  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with others in a team environment.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable; ability to work in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Ability to represent the organization in a professional manner to donors, volunteers, and the public.
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels, taking into account cultural and language difficulties.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international, stressful and security sensitive environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Ability to work out of schedule when applicable.
  • Ability to travel to various rural locations within Washington State.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS & WORKING CONDITIONS

Physical Requirements:

The physical requirements 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. While performing the duties of this job the employee must be able to:

  • Frequent use of a personal computer, database and digital platforms, and other office productivity machinery, such as a copy machine and computer printer.
  • Frequently uses hands, fingers, and arms to reach, handle, touch or feel equipment, medical instruments, materials, computer.
  • Frequent communication and exchange of information among colleagues and persons of concern which requires the ability to speak, hear, convey and express oneself.
  • Frequent close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Occasionally ascends/descends stairs, steps, or ladder.
  • Occasionally move about inside an office to access file cabinets, office machinery, meet with colleagues, etc.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
  • Seldom to occasionally positions self to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • If in travel status, occasional to frequent traversing over rough or steep terrain in either a motor vehicle or on foot.

Work Environment:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • The employee may be required to travel to remote areas of the world where there are potential health hazards and risks, limited hygiene facilities, extreme hot or cold weather, and very basic living conditions.
  • There may be a risk of occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM). Hepatitis B vaccination series is required.
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