COVID Specimen Collection RN - Per Diem

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 08, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

COVID Specimen Collection RN - Per Diem

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:
The COVID Specimen Collection Nurse will support a small testing site at the Roux Institute. In this role, you will greet and screen faculty, staff, and students, and coach testing participants through an observed swabbing procedure. The RN will need to provide high quality care and answer participant questions. After specimens are collected, the RN will prepare the manifest and work with a courier to ensure that the specimens are transported securely to an offsite lab for analysis.

In addition to specimen collection, you will work with our Roux operations team on fine tuning scheduling, sanitization and waste management operations and protocols, and vendor and supply management.

Training and PPE provided. Compliance with university policies is a condition of employment at the university.

Schedule: Wednesday and Thursday 12:00-6:00pm

  • Current, unrestricted, Maine Registered Nursing (RN) license required
  • Experience in human sample collections
  • Experience in daily management / oversight of diagnostics or specimen collection site preferred
  • Demonstrated good judgment and decision-making capabilities
  • Effective, demonstrated communication skills in listening, addressing concerns or issues, and following through in providing leadership under high stress circumstances
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and professionalism
  • Ability to communicate with staff and patients in a friendly, professional and respectful manner
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Comfortable with “rolling up sleeves”

Additional Information:
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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