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Health Assistant

Smith College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 10, 2021
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Job Description

Primary Function: Responsible to assist in administering a complete health and safety program for Smith College precollege program students and staff consistent with the Massachusetts’ Department of Health, Smith College, and Health Care Plan approved by a local medical practice. This is a five-week position, running July 1 – August 6, 2022, with 35-40 hours per week. Evening and weekend coverage required.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Ensure the health and safety of precollege students and staff following established program policies and procedures and in accordance with MA Board of Health regulations, the CDC and the on-campus COVID-19 Response Team. Create and maintain both an emotionally and physically safe health service environment for students and staff. Maintain Health Forms and other health-related documents through CampDoc for students and staff. Log all treatment to students and staff daily. Uphold patient confidentiality and HIPAA requirements.

  • Perform first aid and dispense medications under the guidance of the signed Standing Orders or original prescription mandate.

  • Pass on pertinent student-health information to the appropriate staff prior to student arrival and as needed throughout the program.

  • Ensure that all prescriptions and medicines are properly labeled and locked in medicine cabinet or refrigerator.

  • Maintain first aid kits and logs for on campus, field trips and any other location that is deemed necessary and appropriate, with weekly upkeep and replenishment.

  • Maintain clear communication across shifts with the Health Supervisor.

  • Adhere to practices in completing incident reports as per the standards of Massachusetts’ Department of Health regulations.

  • Facilitate emergency medical issues with initial medical assessment and triage.

  • Set a good example for students and staff. Be a positive role model in terms of responsibility, sportsmanship, punctuality, respecting the environment, cleanliness, and manners.

  • Participate in staff meetings and trainings, where applicable.

Minimum Qualifications: Nursing Assistant/CNA or EMT required. Current First Aid and CPR certification; experience in a medical field; experience in a medical facility preffered.

Compensation: Hourly rate starts at $15 and is commensurate to experience.

Please attach/upload a current resume and cover letter in order for your application to be considered for this position.

Position Type:

Fixed Term

About Smith College

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is one of the largest women’s colleges in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges.

Smith College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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