Certified Medical Assistant - COVID-19 Surveillance Testing Project - Temporary (Multiple Positions)
Location: COVID-19 Surveillance Testing Project
Position Status: Full-time, 4
Month Assignment* (Through May 2021)
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
This is a project-based position
exclusively focused on administering COVID-19 surveillance tests to the campus
community. Surveillance testing will be
required for all students who will be living or attending classes on campus and
will also be open to university staff and faculty. Detailed information about the University’s
COVID-19 precautions can be found at https://covid19.duq.edu/
The incumbent will work under the
direction of the Nurse Manager of the COVID-19 Surveillance Testing Project. The
need for this position is immediate and is expected to continue through May
Provides instructions to students, faculty, and staff regarding appointment
scheduling, testing locations, and other related questions.
Gives guidance and instruction to
members of the university community during appointment check in; provides with
testing supplies; answers any questions that arise.
Instructs persons being tested on
proper technique for self-swab, or alternatively, performs swab on person being
tested for specimen harvesting.
Performs test as per manufacturer’s
directions including quality controls, proper handling, step by step
development, and results interpretation.
Reviews results of rapid tests and,
based on results, provides follow-up instructions as appropriate in accordance
with device-related application and manufacturer guidelines.
Reports positive tests to Nurse
Manager in collaboration with device-related application results management and
Provides instructions to any individual
testing positive to immediately consult with DUHS if a student, or if an
employee to follow related protocols regarding quarantine/isolation
Fully complies with all environmental
and personal safety protocols, including proper work area disinfection, test
handling according to manufacturer guidelines, and proper PPE use.
Works as part of a team of 5 Certified
Monitors supplies and identifies need
to replenish as needed.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)
Proven experience with CLIA-waived point-of care laboratory
Alternately, the successful candidate
will possess any equivalent combination or training and experience which
provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the essential
job functions. This includes, but is not
limited to the following:
Desire to contribute at a high level to a visible, complex,
fast-paced project of critical importance to the University and to our
Ability to provide excellent service in a welcoming and professional manner.
Ability to work well as part of a team.
Knowledge of best practices for COVID-19 mitigation; ability to
quickly become knowledgeable about relevant University procedures and
Ability to work well in a high-volume environment.
Ability to remain flexible and adapt to new or modified procedures
Ability to establish and maintain
effective working relationships with the University Community.
Sensitivity to the need of each individual to be treated with dignity and
respect as it relates to diversity in general and the Mission of the University
Ability and willingness to contribute
actively to the mission and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of
Duquesne University. The mission is implemented through a commitment to
academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values,
sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and
contact information for three professional references.
Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne
University values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as
an employer. We aspire to attract and sustain a diverse faculty and staff that
reflects contemporary society, serves our academic goals and enriches our
campus community. We particularly encourage applications from members of
underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples through our charter
membership in this region's HERC (http://www.hercjobs.org/oh-western-pa-wv/).
We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our
university and its Spiritan heritage by visiting
http://www.duq.edu/about/mission-and-identity/mission-statement. Those invited
to campus for an interview may be asked about ways in which they see their
talents contributing to the continued growth of our community and furthering
Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring
religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne
University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by
its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an
educational institution and as an employer.